Welcome to Mole class! Our teacher is Miss Smith, who has been at Bedwell ever since she started teaching, five years ago. She is very good at PE and English, and she says her favourite things are reading and dogs. Miss Smith doesn’t like beetroot very much, and is scared of spiders!
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Our latest news:
English - We focused this term on fiction writing, and in particular on the way authors use speech to introduce characters and move stores forward. We used a scene from Mary Poppins as our model text, and began the term by exploring this thoroughly, including our Practically Perfect Tea Party! This also got us thinking about other classic children’s stories from a similar era, and we have looked at The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in our reading sessions.
Music - Learning to play glockenspiels and recorders has been a new skill that we have been developing. Not only are we learning how to play these instruments, but we are also being taught the basics of reading music. This has included learning new terminology, such as the names of the notes and the length of beat they represent.
English - We will be focussing on report writing. We really enjoyed our work around Mary Poppins last half-term, so we will be building on this them and exploring reports about chimney sweeps, nannies and bankers. We will look at the features found in reports and explore them through lots of reading activities. To make our reports really impressive, we will continue to develop our knowledge of sentence structure, using relative clauses and subordinating conjunctions to add detail and explanation.
Maths - We will be developing our fractions knowledge. We will begin by securing our understanding of the concept of fractions and the language linked to them, and will then move on to learn how to add and subtract fractions and find fractions of amounts. Later in the term, we will be returning to our strategies for multiplication and division, developing a range of mental and written approaches and then applying them to problem solving situations.
Science - We will be exploring the life of plants, including identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants and investigating the requirements of plants for life and growth. We will investigate how water is transported through plants, and will also study specific plants to find out which properties vary from plant to plant.
Humanities - In History, we will continue to learn all about Roman Britain next half-term. We will be exploring what happened when the Romans invaded, discovering why they initially failed and how they ultimately succeeded. We will be looking at the different challenges the Romans faced, including the resistance led by Boudicca and the threats that led to the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. Finally, we will discover why the Romans left and discuss their legacy.