Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Cedar Class

Spring-2-2022

Welcome to Cedar class!

Theme

Our topic this term is:

Where can we go?

The class came up with some fantastic questions on this theme, which we will be exploring over the course of this term:

  • What is it like in Australia?
  • How can we get to different places?
  • How can we get to different planets?
  • Can we ever get to different galaxies?
  • Can we go to the future/past?
  • How would you get to a magical castle?

We aim to answer these questions, and more, throughout the term!

English

In English this half term we are looking at poetry. We are using the book ‘The King who banned the dark’.

Maths

We are learning about fractions in maths, and are regularly revising our times tables and how we can use these to multiply and divide. In fractions, we are learning about tenths and how these arise from splitting an object into ten equal parts. We are also learning about how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, and compare and order unit fractions (where the numerator is 1).

Science

We are focusing on forces and magnets in Science this half term. We will be learning about what forces are acting upon objects on Earth, how different forces can affect movement, and how magnets work. We will be finishing this topic by creating a game which uses magnets!

A knowledge organiser was sent home with the key vocabulary we will be using this half term.

Music

We will be learning about the piece of music ‘Earth’ composed by Hans Zimmer. We will be listening to the music and thinking about what images it makes us think of. We will also be thinking about the technicalities of the piece and trying to apply them to some music of our own.

Computing

We will be exploring simulations in Computing and thinking about what these can be used for in a real-world application. As well as this, we will be taking part in a simulation as a class, before creating simulations of our own and evaluating these.

Mundford junction dates

When Mundford junctions are again taking place, they will be sent out via the newsletter and updated on here.

Homework

In addition to any issued homework (see Google Classroom on a Friday), there is an expectation that the children will all be reading for at least 20 minutes every day. This can be recorded in their yellow reading log. There is also an expectation that the children will be independently practicing their spellings and times tables at home. Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars are great resources for this; if you need your child’s log in details for this, please contact cedar@mundford.norfolk.sch.uk