Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar Class!

Welcome back to a brand new Cedar Class!!

As we return from a hopefully rewarding and invigorating Christmas break, it is hoped that the “Cedar experience” will inspire and enthuse the children through the potentially cold and dark first months of 2018. As previously, bringing to school and wearing appropriate clothing is still as important as ever and keeping an eye on it and remembering where you put it still helps!

Our topic this half term is called “How to train your dragon” and we shall be looking at a whole host of dragon related areas, including the well-known book by Cressida Cowell as our main thrust in English. In reading we are looking, across the school, at the skill of “inference” when reading a text and hopefully you will learn more about this as the term progresses. Elsewhere, we shall be looking at The Vikings, volcanoes, earthquakes and different states of matter. In Art, we shall examine the artists Renee Magritte and Edvard Munch.

The new Homework policy continues with an updated “Pick n Mix” sheet in Homework books.

I’m usually about as the children arrive at school, so don’t be shy, if you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Mr Burt

Cedar Mundford Junction

The next one is planned for Thursday 1st February at 9.15 a.m. with a dragon theme anticipated.
We hope to see you there!

AOB

All the children remain enrolled on Maths Garden and Bug Club. The following link should take you to the login page for www.mathsgarden.com and for Bug Club its www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Please encourage the children to use these interactive resources at home, sitting with them if possible and getting used yourself, to how they work.

We continue to endeavour to participate in “The Daily Mile” as frequently as possible. Ask the children what this is all about!

Children are reminded that they should always have their yellow “Homework Diary & Record” books at school please so both they and we can record some of the reading that they do. A theme we will be looking at this term is allowing children to review and amend work they have previously tackled, where we feel they could have “done better”. The theory is that in time, mistakes and errors will gradually reduce as children endeavour to “get it right first time.”

Essential Information

Mrs Green is working with me full time in Cedar class this year, helping to support the children’s learning.

Monday: Spellings tested. New spellings are given out.

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Adventure Playground (trainers or plimsoles needed). Please return homework by today.

Thursday: Big Maths Weekly Tests
PE (kit and trainers needed) In colder weather, could you please put in extra socks and jogging bottoms, in case we choose to go outside.

Friday: Homework given out today.
Behaviour Trackers given out.

Every day: The children need waterproof trainers or boots for playing on the field. Maths “Fast Learning” is practised three times a week and we following the PATHS programme which includes recognising a “Child of the Day” and learning about exciting adjectives.

Please continue to use this class page, and check back from time to time, for more information about what we are up to.