Welcome to Moles class! Our teacher is Mr Humber, who has been teaching for fifteen years, the last six of which have been at Bedwell. He is really good at art, history and maths, and he says his favourite things are rugby and pizza!
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English - We have been focussing on persusaive writing. We explored the use of technieques including exaggeration, rhetorical questions, emotive langauge and personal pronouns to engage the reader and get our point across. We were then asked to think about things we would like to change around school, and then produce a persuasive piece of writing to kick-start our campaign.
Geography - In our geography lessons 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. Our stories will have time ‘jumps’ in them, so we will also be working on the use of different tense forms to show if things are happening in the present, the past or will happen in the future. Finally, we will be fine-tuning our use of punctuation, especially speech marks and commas. 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 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (solving calculations like 216 x 3 or 342 ÷ 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, learning to read, write and calculate times using both analogue and digital clocks. We will also learn to convert between 12-hour and 24-hour clocks. Throughout the term, we will also continue to practice and learn our tables facts, aiming to recall all our facts up to 12 x 12 in preparation for our tables check in June.
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.