Welcome to Cedar Class!
Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that you've all had an enjoyable Easter break and are feeling ready for 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
Our first book of the half term is called The Dark by Lemony Snicket. It is about a young boy called Laszlo who overcomes his fears of the dark. The children will be writing: letters of advice to Laszlo, free verse poetry and a set of instructions about making a glow jar. The second book that we will look at is called Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. Leaf is a really lovely story about a polar bear that finds himself on an unknown island full of strange creatures. Our writing outcomes will be letters, persuasive writing and non chronological reports.
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:
The children will be moving on to Phase 6.
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 looking at solving word problems using the four operations and fractions. In our fractions topic the children will be finding halves, quarters and thirds and developing an understanding of mixed numbers.
This half term we are looking at "Habitats." The children will be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ (a natural environment or home of a variety of plants and animals) and ‘micro-habitat’ (a very small habitat, for example for woodlice under stones, logs or leaf litter). They will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and have described how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Children will explored their immediate local environments.
Our new topic 'Where Do I Live?' will focus on developing the children's Geography skills. Children will work on their map reading and drawing skills as well as exploring how our school and Walshaw has changed over time. We hope to take the children out on a small school trip exploring the local area. More details to follow.
Our focus this half term is "Baptism." The children will find out about the meaning of baptism and look at the symbols associated with this rite. They will also look at the way in which other religions welcome babies into their churches.
This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays (Coach Jack 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 or joggers with trainers or pumps. Long hair must be tied back and earrings will either need to be 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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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.
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