Welcome to Fox class! Our teacher is Mr Roberts, who has been at Bedwell ever since he started teaching, 17 years ago. He particularly likes science, storytelling and sport, and is also our Deputy Headteacher.
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Persuasive Writing - Linked to our work on rainforests, we received a letter from Dr Jackson Quisk from ZORG Industries, who was seeking our support for his massive deforestation plan. We thought this was a terrible idea, so we wrote back to him, using our best persuasive writing techniques to show why he should change his mind.
Science - We have been investigating electricity this term, making switches, learning to draw circuit diagrams and carrying out experiments
Maths - We really enjoyed learning about measurement, taking part in lots of practical activities as we learnt to read a range of scales and got a better sense of what 1kg or 1 litre 'looks like'.
English - We’re focussing on persuasive writing in our final English unit of the year. We will be reading and watching lots of adverts, thinking about the techniques that they use to hook us in and then ‘sell’ places and products to us effectively. We will make persuasive presentations of our own, and will then focus in on persuasive letter writing, thinking about the way that writers structure their arguments to make them as effective as possible. All of this will feed into our final extended writing pieces, where we will be arguing to save the rainforest habitats that we have met in our geography topic.
Maths - We will begin the half-term by focussing on statistics, using line graphs, pie charts and tables to represent data and answer questions. We will carry out surveys and tests to collect our own data and then choose the right way to present our findings. We will also learn to find the mean of a data set. After that we will be exploring time, learning to read timetables (a really useful practical skill), as well as calculating with time. We will also make sure that we all know how to read the time accurately from analogue clocks Throughout the term we will also be revising our arithmetic skills, particularly the use of written multiplication, short division and the addition of fractions.
Science - Our final topic of the year will see us investigating electricity. We will extend our understanding of conductors, insulators and batteries, and then learn to draw circuit diagrams using standard symbols. We will also be carrying out lots of practical work, developing our ability to draw conclusions from results and learning about the work of famous scientists like Faraday and Maxwell.
Humanities - We will be learning about rainforest environments this term, discovering what makes them special, where they are found and what it’s like to live there. We will plot rainforests on a variety of maps, linking their locations to the tropics, and will compare them with other environments we know about, such as deserts, mountains and local forests. We will also learn more about the different layers of the rainforest, comparing life on the forest floor with life in the treetop canopy.