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Welcome To Cedar Class!

Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page!

The children have settled back into the new school routines and their new classrooms excellently! 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.  As always you can follow along with some of our learning on Twitter or Facebook via the links below!

We look forward to working in partnership with you during the coming year. 


Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Smethurst, Mrs Bates and Miss Holgate


Important Dates


  • Monday 5th September- Term starts
  • Tuesday 27th September Individual and Family Photos
  • Monday 17th October- Parents' Evening.
  • Wednesday 19th October- Parents' Evening.
  • Friday 21st October- Break up for half term.
  • Tuesday 1st November- School resumes.



Key Information


  • Please inform us if someone different is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16).
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily.
  • As the weather gets cooler, please make sure your child brings a suitable coat each day. 
  • Please can all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces in particular be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
  • Reading books get changed every Friday. Please ensure you child reads regularly throughout the week. It is so important that children are reading as much as possible, please don’t forget you can access Bug Club at home too.
  • Just a reminder that any children who aren’t collected after ten minutes at the end of their school day will be placed into After School Club which is located in the porta cabin.


Curriculum Information



This half term we will be reading Beegu by Alexis Deacon, a lovely little story of a little girl space alien who has landed on earth and lost her mummy and family and how she tries to find her family again. Using this text, we will be writing our very own Lost Poster and a set of instructions on how to trap an alien. Later on this term, we will move on to read Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin.  A witty twist on a favourite fairy tale, this bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny. 


In Phonics, the children will be continuing with their learning of Phase 5 looking at alternative sounds.


This half term the children will be working on:

  • Numbers to 100 
  • Addition and Subtraction



The Topic this term is 'Living Things.' In this unit they will make comparisons between things that are alive, things that are not alive, and things that were once alive. They will sort and compare animals, plants and non-living things and will create a list of features of living things. Children will notice that living things have offspring which resemble their parents and that they themselves grow into adults which reproduce. Children will order the stages of growth of humans from birth to old age. They will complete their Quest by imagining they are curators of a museum where they will curate an exhibition on living things, and design an information board for an exhibit comparing living, not living and never living things.



The topic this term is Nurturing Nurses. In this topic we will explore healthy living and exercise before moving on to famous nurses from our past such as  'Florence Nightingale' and 'Mary Seacole.'



This term, P.E. will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. The children will need to have their PE kits in school on a Tuesday 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 Tuesday where they will be learning how to dance. The other session will be Health Related Fitness which will be taught by Miss Smethurst. 



This half term we will learning about Harvest.


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