Welcome to Dormouse class! Our teacher is Mrs Devenish, who has been teaching at Bedwell for 15 years and loves making our lessons as creative as possible. Her favourite things are cooking and being outdoors, although she doesn’t like snow very much, and is scared of spiders.
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Reading - We take part in daily Read Write Inc sessions. This is the helping us with our phonics, reading and writing within ability groups. We have also looked at our favourite books and shared them within the class and written book reviews.
English - In English we have been learning the story of Lost and Found and The Diary of Ranger Rich. We have explored adventure stories and have worked on adding conjunctions, time adverbials and adjectives to make our sentences even better.
Maths - We have been learning to tell the time using o’clock and half past the hour, and learning to count in multiple of 2s, 5s and 10s. We have also explored fractions, finding halves and quarters.
English - Our final English topic of the year will see us exploring diary writing and recounts, building around the adventures of Ranger Rick. We will be focusing on describing characters and settings, as well as using time words to link ideas together. We will also continue to develop our sentence structure and handwriting, making sure we have secured our understanding of full stops and capital letters ready for Year 2 and 3. During the term we will also be reading lots of non-fiction texts about animals and life in Africa to support our learning in science and geography. We will continue to develop our phonics knowledge in small groups during our daily Read Write Inc. sessions.
Maths - Our maths lessons over the next half-term will see us exploring multiplication and division. We will be investigating equal and unequal groups, representing multiplication with arrays and using repeated addition to find answers. We will also be using practical resources to share out objects, leading towards simple division problems. Later in the term, we will be investigating time, learning to identify o’clock and half-past times, as well as exploring the way we find halves and quarters of groups, quantities and shapes. Finally, we will continue to practice our number bonds and addition facts daily, making sure that our quick recall of these is really sharp in preparation for the move up to Years 2 and 3.
Science - We will be learning about animals, particularly those found on the African plains. We will be learning to classify them into different groups, recognising the difference between fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will also identify the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, and finding out what foods our favourite animals like to eat.
Humanities - We have learnt a lot about the geography of the UK this year, and we will now use this understanding to compare our country with Kenya. We will learn about Kenya’s weather, landmarks, environment and wildlife, and use this to help us to understand what life is like in a different country.