Welcome to Cedar Class!
Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that you are all safe and well and have enjoyed the half term break. Well done to the children for their hard work and brilliant attitude to their learning despite the new routines they have had to adapt to. Thank you to all of our parents for your amazing support. The children really enjoyed our "Who Keeps us Healthy?" topic and loved finding out about the little alien "Beegu." We have some really exciting things planned for this new half term and look forward to seeing you all again.
We recently sent home a home learning pack with usernames and passwords for Purple Mash, Seesaw, Bug Club and Numbots. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to successfully log on to these apps/websites. Should our bubble need to self isolate, we will be using these platforms as part of our remote learning.
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).
Monday 9th November -School opens
Monday 9th November- Phonic Check commences
Friday 13th November Children in Need Pyjama Day (£1 donation)
Monday 30th November Home Learning Challenges to be returned
Friday 18th December-School closes for half term
The children will continue to look at the traditional tale of Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin, but our story has a little twist. They will explore the story through role play, drama and artwork. They will investigate themes, plots and characters.
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
On the last week of term we sent home a new a spelling list home with weekly spellings on that the children need to learn. 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 identifying nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will also be looking at different sentence types: statements, questions, command and exclamations.
The children will be completing the Phonics Screening Check in the first week of this half term. This statutory assessment normally takes place in June when the children are in Y1, but due to school closure it has been rearranged. Following the check the children will continue to revise and cover the remainder of "Phase 5" and will be beginning "Phase 6."
Please continue to use Numbots as this resource will reinforce knowledge of number bonds. This half term the children will be looking at multiplication and division. We will also be looking at "Length", pupils will get a better understanding of how to measure length. They will begin by understanding what a meter is and what centimetres are and then progress to using these in real life contexts. They will then move onto "Mass" in which they will find out about kilograms and grams. They will learn how read a scale , to compare the weight of different objects and solve word problems relating to Mass.
The children will be looking at " Uses of Materials." They will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses. They will be investigating and asking questions such as" Which materials would make the perfect nappy?"
Last half term the children really enjoyed our topic and produced some excellent work . Once again we are asking them to be ‘topic detectives’ and discover what our new exciting topic is. The content of the topic will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Home Learning Challenges have been sent home linked to our previous topic and are due in on Monday 30th November.
This half term the children will be looking at "Christmas" in which the children will find out about the Christmas story and considering why this is a very important Christian celebration.
This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays with our fantastic sports coaches. Please send your child into school dressed in their P.E. kit each Wednesday. 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 have promoted a love of reading with 'Mystery Reader' in Cedar Class for a few years and it has proved to be very successful. Under normal circumstances, we would invite parents/grandparents in to surprise the children and read a short story to the class. However, at this time we are having to do things a little differently. We would like any parents/grandparents to film themselves reading an age appropriate story and send it into school so that we can still share it with the children. If you have any questions about 'Mystery Reader' please get in touch with us!
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
BBC Grammar lessons/games KS1:
White Rose Maths home learning:
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!