Welcome to Rabbit class! On Mondays and Tuesdays, we are taught by Mrs Humber, who has been teaching at Bedwell for 17 years and is brilliant at art. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays our teacher is Mrs Rose, who has been teaching at Bedwell for 9 years. She really likes science and storytelling, and is determined to make her lessons as much fun as possible!
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English - In English, we kicked off our persuasive writing unit with a walk around Fairlands Park, looking for signs of pollution. We found lots – and so we finished our unit by writing a letter to Stevenage Council, highlighting the pollution problem and suggesting lots of ways in which the council could help.
Geography - We have been exploring a range of natural disasters. We investigated the effect that they can have on local communities, the reasons why they occur and some of the things that people are doing to try to limit their effects.
English - Our next fiction topic focuses on Science Fiction stories, so expect our writing to be full of aliens, robots, space ships and time travellers! We will be exploring different ways that feelings are shown in writing, including through description, speech and the use of emotive language. We will continue to develop our vocabulary, finding just the right word to describe the aliens and space ships we encounter, while also expanding the range of adverbials of time and place that we use to open sentences and link ideas together. In our reading lessons, meanwhile, we will be developing our predicting, summarising and detective skills, looking for those key clues that show us how characters feel and what they are likely to do next.
Maths - Our main focus at the start of term will be on multiplication and division strategies. We will learn to use formal written strategies to multiply and divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (solving calculations like 34 x 4 or 84 ÷ 6). We will then use these strategies to solve a variety of problems. Later in the term we will be returning to the topic of time, recognising how days, weeks, months and years are linked and then learning to read and write the times shown on analogue clocks (with hands). Throughout the term, we will also continue to practice and learn our tables facts, aiming to complete our Star (x2, x5 and x10 tables) and Superstar (x3, x4 and x6 tables) by the time we start Year 4.
Science - We will be exploring different types of forces, including pushes, pulls, gravity and friction, and thinking about the way that these affect the way that objects move in different situations. We will design and carry out fair tests to see which materials create the most friction, and to discover which materials stick to magnets. We will also investigate different ways in which we can measure forces.
Humanities - Water is all around us and vital to every type of life, and in this topic we will be learning about the way that the Water Cycle means that it is constantly being reused and recycled. We will locate the world’s major oceans, seas and rivers on a variety of maps, and discuss the difference between fresh water and sea water (and why it matters). We will also investigate the impact of water on environments, both shaping landscapes and effecting the growth of many towns and cities.