Welcome to Falcon class! Our teacher is Mrs Draper, who has been at Bedwell ever since she started teaching. She is really good at art and English, and she says her favourite things are meeting with friends and walking her dog, Cody. She doesn’t like unkindness very much, and is scared of being late!
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English - We have focussed on Fiction Genres, exploring differences between fantasy, mystery, historical, science-fiction, realistic and comedy stories - and then messing around with these conventions by writing our own adventures that bounced between several different genres.
History - Throughout the term, we have been learning about the Battle of Britain, discovering why this key moment is considered a 'turning point' in British history, as well as finding out what it was like to grow up during World War 2.
Science - This term, we have been investigating the heart and how to stay healthy. We learnt about the structure of this vital organ, the way it keeps every part of our body supplied with oxygenated blood, and we also designed and carried out investigations to test pulse rate.
English - Our next story writing unit will see us learning to build suspense, surprise and a spooky atmosphere as we focus our work around ghost stories. There will also be lots of opportunities to practice writing in a wide range of styles and genres, including poems, descriptions and letters, all linked to the spooky stories and settings that we encountered on our trip to Knebworth House last term. We will be reading lots of ghost stories as well, looking in particular at ways in which authors use weather, sounds and movements to create spooky atmospheres and a sense of ’something’s coming’ in their writing. We will also continue to revise reading across the curriculum, in preparation for our SATs in May.
Maths - We will start the term by developing our understanding of shape, building (and naming) 3d shapes, matching them to 2d representations and using them to solve problems. After that, we will explore reflection and translation, working out what shapes will look like in a mirror or after they have been moved around coordinate grids. Later in the term, we will return to the topic of angles, developing our ability to measure, plot, name and calculate angles. Finally, we will return to our key calculation strategies, revising the use of written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using these to solve increasingly complex problems.
Science - We will be investigating forces, identifying different forces that act on objects in a variety of situations. We will look at air and water resistance and the effect that these can have on moving objects (such as planes and ships) and the way these are designed. Finally, we will explore how levers, pulleys and gears are used in everyday life and the ways in which they can help us.
Humanities - We will begin by discovering who the Mayans were, where they lived and when their civilisation existed. We will then investigate their daily lives, comparing their homes, schools, clothes, food and warriors with other historical civilisations we have already learnt about (eg. Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Normans). We will also be exploring Mayan Gods and religion and examining the way that historians can learn about lives in Mayan times. Finally, we will be exploring Mayan Art and using this to inspire our own work.