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Information during Cedar isolation:

 

During the time that Cedar are having to isolate, we will be hosting a daily Zoom at 10am which will be based around the children's maths lesson for that day. The details are as follows:

 

Daily Zoom 10am

Meeting ID: 636 157 0806

Passcode: year2

 

Wednesday assembly 2:45pm

Meeting ID: 778 6441 0623

Passcode: TdcWA0

 

Friday assembly 2:45pm 

Meeting ID: 730 2793 0876

Passcode: DqMGp4 

 

Each day, the work for the children to complete will be posted to Seesaw. Mrs Holt will set the work Monday-Wednesday am and Mrs Rothwell will take over Wednesday pm - Friday. We will follow our usual timetable of lessons to try and give the children a sense of routine. If you aren't able to complete all of the work, please don't worry as we know that everyone's circumstances are different. The children also have access to Bug Club, TTRockstars, Numbots and their Home Learning Challenges in case you would like extra work for your child. 

 

Please message us on Seesaw or via the school office if you would like any support or if you need to speak to us.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Mrs Holt, Mrs Rothwell and Mrs Bates

 

 

 

Welcome to Cedar Class!

Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that you have been able to enjoy the lovely weather over half term and are ready for the final few weeks of the 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 (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,

Mrs Holt (Monday-Wednesday), Mrs Rothwell (Wednesday-Friday) & Mrs Bates (Teaching Assistant).

 

Important Dates

 

  • Monday 7th June - school re-opens
  • Monday 21st June - Music performance via Zoom
  • Thursday 24th June - Euros Day in school
  • Thursday 8th July - Sports Day
  • Monday 12th July - HLC due in
  • Wednesday 14th July - Y2 trip to Blackpool (see separate letter)
  • Friday 23rd July - school closes

 

Useful Information

 

  • Children in Cedar Class should be dropped off at 8:40am and collected at 3:15pm promptly in order to reduce the number of people on site at any one time.
  • 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.
  • Please send your child to school with a coat each day - even when it appears to be a sunny morning!
  • As the weather becomes warmer, please ensure your child comes to school wearing sun cream and with a cap/hat.

 

Curriculum Information

 

English

Our first book of the half term is called Grace and Family by Mary Hoffman. It follows the story of a young girl called Grace who goes to visit her dad in The Gambia. The children will get to learn a bit about different cultures and how our families are all unique. We will be writing some free verse poetry, postcards and diary entries. The second book we will focus on is called 10 Things I can do to Help my World by Melanie Walsh. As the children turn the pages they transform to reveal ten things that everyone can easily do at least one of so as to help conserve the world. Many of them, such as turning off the television properly, walking to school and turning off lights when leaving a room, are about conserving energy. Others, such as feeding the birds in winter and growing plants from seed, will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation. Using this text children will be: writing a letter to Mrs Howard, creating their own conservation posters, writing a call and response poem and writing a report.

 

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. Copies of the spelling lists can be found at the top of our webpage.

Our grammar focus will be:

  • revising types of sentences
  • using apostrophes for possession and omission
  • knowing when to use ? ! in their writing
  • using conjunctions to extend sentences

 

Phonics

The children will be continuing with Phase 6.

 

Maths

Please continue to use Numbots as this resource will reinforce knowledge of addition and subtraction. The levels do become progressively harder and the children have really enjoyed accessing it in school! We are also encouraging the children to access TTRockstars which is the same username and password as Numbots. TTRockstars develops quick recall of multiplication and division facts.

This half term the children will be consolidating their understanding of column addition and subtraction, solving word problems using all four operations, understanding volume and position and direction.

 

Science

This half term the 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. Working Scientifically, children will use observable features to identify and classify living and non-living things. They will ask questions and use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to their questions.

 

Topic

Our new topic 'Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!' will focus on developing the children's Geography skills. Children will be naming and locating the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world on maps and in atlases. They will also be looking in detail at human and physical coastal features with a closer study on Blackpool. The children will be looking at the work of local artist Helen Bradley and recreating some of their own pictures in a similar style.

 

R.E.

This half term the children will be studying the story of Joseph from the Old Testament. They will explore the story in detail  about Joseph's dreams, his time as a prisoner, his relationship with his brothers, his time as a ruler and of course his wonderful coat of many colours. 

 


 

P.E.

This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays (Coach Tyler and Mrs Holt) and Fridays (Mrs Rothwell). Please send your child into school dressed in their P.E. kit each Wednesday and Friday. They will need to wear a plain t-shirt (preferably blue or white), their school jumper, cardigan or fleece and dark leggings/joggers/shorts with trainers or pumps. Long hair must be tied back and earrings will either need to be removed or covered with tape.

 

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/ free access during lockdown- username: jan21 password: home 

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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