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Trip to Skipton Castle 20th April

Red Nose Day - Crazy clothes and Superheroes!

Science Week! Cedar class built their own micro-habitats and observed them throughout the week.

 

Welcome to Cedar Class!

Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! 

 

We hope you have had a lovely Easter and we are looking forward to an exciting Summer Term!

 

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 (ccwalshaw@bury.gov.uk)  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 and Mrs Bates

 

Important Dates

  • Tuesday 19th April – School reopens after Easter
  • Wednesday 20th April – KS1 trip to Skipton Castle. 
  • Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday – School closed.
  • Thursday 5th May – Election Day - School closed
  • Friday 27th May - School breaks for half term.
  • Tuesday 7th June - School reopens after half term.

 

 

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

 

English

This half term we will be reading Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. One day a large, white creature floats to shore and tries to find shelter and safety in an old cave. The animals of the Wild Wood fear him at first and name him Leaf because they see him gathering leaves and because they want him to leave. They gradually come to understand that this bewildered creature just wants to get home. This picture book draws on themes about the environment, prejudice against those who seem different and learning to communicate.

 

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 and applying this in our writing
  • recognising and using adjectives and adverbs
  • using varied sentence openers

 

Phonics

The children will be continuing Phase 6

 

Maths

This half term the children will be consolidating:

  • the four number operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions

 

Science

Changing Shape - In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question ‘How can we make art from changing the shape of materials?’ They will create a piece of artwork that applies the skills and knowledge developed in the unit. Children will learn that the shape of materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will also explore how twisting can be used to make threads stronger and identify which materials bend or squash most easily.

Working Scientifically, children will investigate how materials can be grouped according to their properties. They will have the opportunity to perform simple tests to find the stretchiest material and observe how silly putty changes over time.

 

Topic

Where in the World is India? In our new topic we will continue with a Geography focus and learn all the continents. We will look at what continent India is on and how India is a contrasting country from the UK; comparing Manchester as a city with Mumbai. We will look at Indian culture and different festivals celebrated in India.

 

R.E.

This half term we will be learning about 

  • Hinduism
  • Why the Church is a special place for Christians

 

P.E.

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 on Wednesdays. 

 

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 Thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Useful links

 

Bug Club- https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Puplemash- https://www.purplemash.com/sch/christchurchbl8

Numbots- https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/18242

 

Spelling-

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcgv39q

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/spelling/spelling-activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

Writing-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3882hv

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/writing-and-grammar/writing-activities-and-games

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

 

Reading-

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Maths-

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/18242

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/games-twinkl-go/ks1-games-twinkl-go/maths-ks1-games-twinkl-go

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

https://mathszone.co.uk/

 

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