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We regularly update it with pictures and tweets about different things happening in our class and as a whole school.


Hello and welcome to the start of Autumn Term in Cedar Class. We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and that the children are ready to start an exciting term in their new class. Please ensure you continue to check the school diary, the Key Stage One notice board and your child's book bag for any news of upcoming events and important information. Also, please take some time to look at our autumn term Key Stage 1 newsletter which is available.


Important Dates

Please check the website calendar and our autumn newsletter.



This term our topic is 'Megastructures'


Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times. Long hair must be tied back. Earrings must be removed or covered by tape (supplied by school).
PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


Water Bottles
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school daily.
Our Curriculum Focus this half term

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking at detail at numbers to 100, place value and addition

Phonics- We will be working on phase 6 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn to apply all the skills they have been working on in the previous phases. They will learn more complex spelling patterns and grammar rules.

English- We will be working on stories with familiar settings; traditional stories and letter writing

Science- We will be working on materials

RE- Our themes will be, 'The Church', 'Jesus friend to Everyone'. We will also be looking at festivals around the world.

SEAL- New beginnings


Learning at Home 

Spellings- The children will have a spelling test each Friday which will comprise of words they have been working on in phonics and English lessons throughout the week. Details of the words are available in the documents on this page and a copy has been sent home in the book bags
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Home Learning Challenges will be sent home shortly

Bug Club will be set on alternate Fridays- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues. Two books will be allocated initially. Further books will only be allocated once these have been read.

Reading Books
We will change Cedar class reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book, and Bug Club online book, is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club is updated every week.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.


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