Welcome to Hedgehog class! Our teacher is Mrs Jackson, who lots of us know really well, as she taught us in Nursery. She has been teaching for 14 years, and has worked at Bedwell for the last 4. Her favourite things are Lindt chocolate and reading her Kindle. She doesn’t like running very much, and is scared of spiders!
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Science & DT - We investigated the work of famous inventors. We read and wrote biographies of Thomas Edison, Charles Macintosh, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, and then designed our own amazing inventions to help solve everyday problems (like cleaning our rooms and doing our homework!) We had great fun junk-modelling our designs, and then wrote descriptions of how they worked.
English - In the first half of the term we read and learnt the story of Where the Wild Things Are. We arrived at school to find a boat had appeared and after some in depth discussions we established it belonged to Max from Where the Wild Things Are. We learnt the actions to retell the story and thought in depth about the settings. We have developed our understanding of adjectives and verbs and now know what a noun is.
Maths - We have been exploring number in depth over the last few weeks, building our understanding of place value with two digit numbers using a variety of counting manipulatives. We have been able to count on in ones and tens and thought about how the digits change when we do this. Our chanting of 2s, 5s and 10s is taking place daily, and we are also spending lots of time rehearsing our counting to 100 so we can recognise the numbers confidently.
English - We will be learning the story of The Magic Porridge Pot at the start of the term, memorising it by heart to help us to use its structure and language to create our own stories. We will explore the original text, answering comprehension questions, looking at similarities to other stories we already know and discussing the way that the author has made key moments particularly exciting. Throughout our work, we will continue to develop our basic sentence punctuation skills, ensuring that all our sentences make sense and are grammatically accurate.
Maths - We will be focussing on division and multiplication next term, relating this learning to counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10, as well as exploring the connection between the 10 times table and place value. We will also learn how to solve two-step problems using objects and drawings to explain our thinking. In addition, we will be developing our understanding of place value, and will use this to support the addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers.
Science - We will be continuing to explore living things and their habitats. We will identify differences between things that are living, dead or have never been alive, and learn about the key features that all living things share. We will explore the places where particular animals live, and think about the ways in which these are linked to their characteristics.
Humanities - We will be finding out what ‘explorers’ are and what they do. We will also begin to find out how the way they explore (and the equipment they used) has changed over time. We will look at historical maps and use them to recognise that in the past the entire world was not ‘known’ or mapped. We will think about how these discoveries of new places might have changed the world. Building on this, we will then focus on the lives and achievements of Christopher Columbus.