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Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Stevenage,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198

admin@bedwell.
herts.sch.uk

Headteacher:
Miss E Shaw


© Bedwell Primary
School, 2019

Rabbits (Year 3/4)
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  • Christmas Fayre
    Our Christmas Fayre was a huge success! Over 400 children, parents and family members attended, playing games, buying lots of home-made craft, visiting Santa, eating, drinking and generally having a lot of fun! As a result, we raised over £900 for the school, which School Council will be able to spend on some of the ideas that they have come up with to make our school an even nicer place to be. A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and gifts or helped to organise events.
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  • Christmas!
    We rounded-off the term with a brilliant Christmas party on Tuesday 18th December, including loads of silly (and hotly contested) games and an awful lot of eating - a big thank you to everyone who donated party food, and a Merry Christmas to you all from all of us in Year 3/4!
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  • Reading Week
    We started the term with a Spooktacular Book Week - a fantastic week full of games, treasure hunts and reading. We got to meet two authors who were very different, showing us that you don’t have to be a certain ‘type’ of person to become a good author. Gareth P Jones explained how he writes songs about the characters in his stories to help him to understand them better and improve his writing. Megan Rix, meanwhile, brought in a special guest to show us what inspires her to write - her golden retriever assistance dog, who has appeared (along with lots of other amazing cats and dogs) in many of her stories. We also completed a series of book-related challenges around the school and wrote about our favourite stories, all of which meant that many of us won some fantastic prizes!
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    Throughout the week we took part in Buddy Reading sessions, sharing books with children from other classes. We rounded off the week with our Book Swap (where we traded in books we’d grown out of for something fresh and exciting) and Big Read, where we settled down for a nice long read in our pyjamas.

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What we've learnt about this term:x

  • English
    This half term we have been writing a Science Fiction story, based on our class text Alien Landing. There was a mysterious 24 hour period in our stories, where the main characters lost their memories. Our task was to complete the story writing what happened within that period.

    The unit began with great excitement as we came in one morning to find a crater on the school field, inside were pebbles covered in some form of luminous pink goo. Rumours of different ways the crater had appeared and what the pebbles were for spread round the playground quickly during break. However after much speculation, we came to the conclusion that aliens had landed and left these unknown objects, which introduced our text, Alien Landing. Over the next couple of weeks we learnt how to write a science fiction story using scientific vocabulary, time openers and short impact sentences to add excitement.

    Here is a snippet of the adventure that Eldric Ngaosi from Rabbit Class wrote to fill that 24 hour time gap...

    Racing wildly in the open forest, Tom and Jez accidently crashed into an unknown figure. Cautiously, they lifted their heads, as their eyes met the welcoming gaze of the alien. Puzzled of what they saw, they decided to follow it. Strangely, the floor of the U.F.O. opened, however as soon as they walked inside they fell down a pitch black hole.

    Zoom! Quickly they slid on the scraping metal, as they fell into a glass tube. “Welcome Earthling! We, the Aliens have an important mission for you. We need you to find our lost pendulum. Please find it!” exclaimed the unknown creature. Suddenly the tube disappeared, along with the aliens and a pendulum swung from the ceiling of the craft…

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Our School Councillors:
Marissa Orros & Archie Boylan

Our Spring Term Topic:
Invaders!
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English:
Our focus text for the next half-term will be report writing. We will be using the world of dragons for inspiration, beginning by learning a model text taken from Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon which describes what a particular dragon eats, where it lives and what it looks like. Following that, we will take a closer look at the structure of the report, thinking about the way that headings, sub—headings, topic sentences and relative clauses are used to organise the text. We will also use the text to develop our understanding of more complex punctuation. We will then use the structure of our model report as the basis for our own writing, building-up to independently creating our own reports on other mythical creatures.

Maths:
Next half-term, we will be turning our attention to exploring space, shape and measure. We will begin by looking at both 2D and 3D shapes, describing their properties, classifying and grouping them in different ways and using our knowledge to solve problems. We will then move on to learn how to measure the area and perimeter of different 2D shapes. Finally, we will develop our understanding of measures, using standard units to record the length, weight and volume of objects. We will also continue to develop our tables knowledge, with Mrs Thomas’ group working on their 5x table, Mr Humber’s maths class focussing on the 6x table, and Mr Hollingsworth’s set brushing-up their 8x tables facts.

Science:
Our focus will be on diets and the way that we eat. We will begin by grouping animals using the terms carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and investigating how animals behaviour and digestion is linked to what they eat. We will also be creating food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. Finally we will learn about our own teeth.

Humanities:
Our focus for the next term will be the Anglo-Saxons. We will begin by placing them on a timeline, relating them to other periods and civilisations that we have already learnt about, before investigating their origins, including where they came from and why they invaded Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries. We will identify the areas where they settled and discover the effect that they had on the lands that they moved to, particularly spreading Christianity and the first creation of an English nation. Finally we will discover what life was like for these warrior farmers, including investigating how they lived, what they ate and what it was like for young Anglo-Saxon children
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The Arts:
Next term we will be exploring the construction of strong structures in DT. We will be investigating the design of Anglo-Saxon Round Houses and discovering how they were built and the reasons why these buildings were particularly well suited to the people who lived in them. We will then use this knowledge to construct model round houses of our own.

 


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