Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar Class!

Welcome back to Cedar Class!!

As we return from a hopefully relaxing but enjoyable half term break it is hoped that children will arrive back in class reinvigorated and ready to tackle new challenges within the “Cedar” classroom! 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 applies!

Our topic this half term is called “Superheroes” and we shall be looking at a plethora of different areas to stimulate the children’s interest including creating a diary entry for a superhero, writing a newspaper report about their actions, writing a poem about one  and creating a brand new hero of your choosing. In guided reading we continue to build on previous work on the skill of “inference” when exploring a text and in Maths “We dig Maths” continues, where hopefully parents who attended the last Mundford Junction, can assist their child at home. Elsewhere, we shall be looking at healthy living and eating, electricity and continuing to teach basic phrases in German. In Art, we plan to examine the artists Henri Rousseau and Bridget Riley

The Homework policy continues with an updated Superhero “Pick n Mix” sheet in Homework books. Please ensure children DO tackle a piece of homework each week, as we have identified a small number of pupils who had begun to “slacken off” in their efforts at the end of the term. They have been advised and I am sure they will ensure home work is done at “home” not at school, as will happen, if the pattern continues.

We are also planning a Class Trip to RSPB Lakenheath on Wednesday 20th June and I may be asking some of you for your help in accompanying the class to the venue, to ensure the trip can go ahead.

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

Cedar Mundford Junction

The next one is planned for Monday 25th June at 2.15 p.m.
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.

Children are reminded that they should always have their yellow “Homework Diary & Record” books at school and that you/children should record in these books instances and outcomes of reading that is done at home. We will be continuing to allow 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 every morning and some afternoon’s in Cedar class this term, 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: 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. It is disappointing that many children have recently begun to “forget” their PE kit. Please help me to help children to remain fit and healthy by ensuring they have the correct kit at all times.

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

Every day: The children need waterproof trainers or boots for playing on the field. Maths “We dig Maths” sessions take place most days and we following the PATHS programme which includes recognising a “Child of the Day” and discovering new exciting adjectives.