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Welcome to Cedar Class!

Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that you have had a lovely rest over half term and are ready for the busy run up to Christmas!


On this page we aim to keep you updated about the curriculum areas of learning, useful information and important dates.

We are always here to help so please feel free to contact us via the school email address (  or by ringing the school office (01204 883415) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Sutton, Mrs Bates and Miss Whittle


Important Dates


  • Monday 1st November - School reopens
  • Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd November – Ian Bland poetry visit to school. Zoom details: 

Rebecca Hudson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Reception, Years 1 and 2 Poetry Performances 
Time: Nov 3, 2021 02:30 PM

Meeting ID: 782 3165 2841
Passcode: Y5Tz2b 

  • Monday 8th-12th November - Maths Week England
  • Monday 8th November - NumBots/TTRockstars meeting for Y1-Y6 parents via Zoom 6-6:30pm:

Meeting ID: 784 6412 4905

Passcode: maths

  • Tuesday 9th November - Road safety in school for Y2
  • Monday 29th November - HLC due in
  • Tuesday 21st December - School closes for Christmas


Useful Information


  • Please inform us if someone different is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16).
  • Water bottles should be brought into school and taken home each day to be cleaned.
  • All uniform (including coats and PE kits) needs to be labelled with your child's name.
  • Please send your child to school with a coat each day - even when it appears to be a sunny morning.


Curriculum Information



This half term we will be reading a version of 'Rapunzel' by Bethan Woollvin. This is an unusual take on the traditional tale; we will explore the story and the illustrations, developing a range of writing genres. Next we will read 'Olga de Polga', a collection of stories exploring life from a guinea pig's viewpoint. The book encourages questioning about science and the environment.    


SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

At the top of our class page you can find the weekly spelling lists. We will work on them in school, but the children will also need to practise them at home. There will be a short spelling test in school each Friday. 

Our grammar focus will be:

  • understanding when to use capital letters
  • identifying proper nouns
  • recognising nouns, verbs and adjectives



The children will be moving onto Phase 6 and continuing to revise Phase 5 alternative sounds.



Please continue to use Numbots as this resource will reinforce knowledge of addition and subtraction. The levels do become progressively harder and the children really enjoy using it in school!

This half term the children will be learning:

  • to multiply and divide by 2, 5 and 10
  • length- to measure in cm, compare lengths and heights, draw accurate lengths in cm and solve word problems involving length and height. 
  • mass- to measure in grams and kilograms, accurately use and read weighing scales, compare weights, solving + and - word problems involving mass and solve division and x problems involving mass.



Feeding and Exercise. In this unit children will have described the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. Children will have identified different foods and have classified some of the foods that humans eat by plant or animal origins. Children will have described how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Children will have been able to use ideas about feeding and exercise to learn about ways we need to look after ourselves to stay healthy. Children will work scientifically by using observable features and research to identify and classify foods into those of plant or animal origin. They will ask questions and use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to their questions. Children will have the opportunity to carry out an investigation into what garden birds prefer to eat where they can carry out simple comparative tests, gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.



We are continuing with our Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria topic from last half term. Over the coming weeks, we will be focusing more on Queen Victoria before making comparisons between the two. We will learn about Queen Victoria and look at some of the key events during her reign, looking at her family tree and how a family tree is made before finally learning about the Victorian textile industry and how the Victorians celebrate Christmas and comparing it to our own traditions. 



This half term, children will be looking at how the ‘Good News’ of the Christmas story was shared in the Bible and how we continue to celebrate and spread the word of Jesus’ birth today.



This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. The children will need to have their PE kits in school on a Wednesday and a Friday (no football kits for PE). Long hair must be tied back and earrings either removed or covered with tape. Children will work with a coach from Go4 It Sports on Wednesdays developing the fundamentals of movement and then Dance on Fridays. 


Home Reading

Home reading books  will continue to be sent home weekly on Fridays. Please enjoy reading these with your children and ensure they are returned each Friday. In addition Bug Club books are set regularly and we encourage you to use this excellent resource.  

We hope you are enjoying having a go at some of the suggested Home Learning activities.

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at


Useful links


Bug Club-












Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley



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