Welcome to Cedar Class!
Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that you have had a lovely, relaxing summer break and are ready for the new school year!
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 (email@example.com) 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,
Mrs Holt, Miss Sutton, Mrs Bates and Miss Whittle
We are starting with a whole school unit 'Growing Together' which will help the children transition back into school. The text that we will explore as part of this unit is called 'The Sky Secret Garden' by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers. The book is all about a little girl called Funni who loves hearing the planes and watching the sights from the abandoned airport car park, but she feels that something is missing. Over the course of the book, she transforms the abandoned area into a beautiful garden and with it, discovers a new friend. A wonderful story sharing the impact small actions can make on a community and on ourselves. The children will be exploring our school environment and gardens, creating their own poetry and developing their understanding of persuasive writing.
We will then move on to the story of 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon. This is a simple, bittersweet story telling a familiar tale of a child separated from her parents who struggles to cope in an unfamiliar world. It deals with themes of hope, kindness, loneliness and being an outsider. Our writing outcomes will be diary entries, character descriptions and retelling a familiar story.
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:
The children will be continuing to explore 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 developing their understanding of place value, and addition and subtraction strategies. Their learning outcomes include:
Living Things. In this unit children 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.
Our topic for the autumn term is all about exploring and comparing the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We will begin by looking at what powers a monarch has before focussing in on the life of Queen Elizabeth I. The children will order events on a simple timeline and develop an understanding of chronology. We will look at portraits of Queen Elizabeth I before having a go at creating our own! The children will end the half term by looking at traditional banquets before designing and making their very own fruit salad as part of a healthy meal.
This half term our unit of learning will be all about The Bible. The children will learn that The Bible is an important book for Christians, that it is split into the Old and New Testament and that The Bible contains God's big story from the beginning through to the kingdom of God. The children will also learn that other faiths have different holy books.
This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays (Coach Tyler and Mrs Holt) and Fridays (Miss Sutton). 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.
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.
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