Welcome to Ladybird 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 - We have been learning a non-fiction text about How to Make a Pizza. We have been looking at the structure of a set of instructions and learning about what each section is for and how each step starts with a bossy word (imperative verb). We then changed the instructions to make a pizza of our choice. A lot of them had some very interesting toppings that not all of us were sure we wanted to try! Finally we invented our own set of instructions on how to make a new sleigh for Santa to help him at this busy time of year.
Maths - This term we have been investigating numbers to 10. We have used these to work out number bonds to 10, using tens frames and part-part-whole models to find different ways to make the same total. We have looked at more and fewer and used this to compare numbers by finding the difference and also named 2d and 3d shapes and looked at their different properties.
English - Next half-term, we will be looking at a selection of fairytales in our English sessions. We will be focussing in particular on Little Red Riding Hood, and comparing the characters found in this tale with those found in other fairy stories that we know. Building on this, we will work on character introductions, describing how people and creatures look, feel and behave. This will all lead to us writing our own stories, thinking about different endings for stories we know and making up our own fairytales using the same story structure. We will also continue to develop our understanding of sentence structure and practice our weekly key word spellings, which we will then use in our sentences.
Maths - We will be exploring numbers greater than ten, working out how many tens and ones there are in each number and representing this in a variety of different ways. We will also be identifying which of these numbers are odd or even, and exploring doubling and halving as well. By using different methods, equipment and strategies, we will become more fluent in our number knowledge, and will then be able to use this to help us to reason about numbers and solve problems.
Science - We will be investigating the different properties of a range of materials and finding out which one is the best choice to make different objects. The questions that we will be asking and investigating will include: What materials are there? What do we mean by waterproof? How can I test each material to find the best one?
Humanities - In RE we are looking at belonging and what it is like to belong to different groups. We will be comparing this to the different groups our fairytale characters belong to and how they celebrate special occasions - for instance, the Gingerbread Man’s birthday and Cinderella’s Wedding.