Weekly Learning Tasks
Below are some ideas for what you could do over the break if you’re stuck for ideas:
- Keep a journal/diary of what you get up to; this would be great to look back on in the future.
- Baking; you could try and adapt a recipe for your favourite cake or baked treat and create a new dish!
- Write letters to family/friends you haven’t seen in a while.
- Make a plan of all the things you would like to do once life becomes a bit more normal.
- Spend some time outdoors and relax, listen to what you can hear around you, think really carefully about everything you can detect with all of your senses.
- Learn a new skill.
- Write a story.
- Make another manga comic.
- Build a den or fort using materials around the home.
Enjoy your week off!
Home Learning Archive
Welcome to Cedar class!
Our topic this term (which we will be doing lots of exciting
work around) is:
Take one Picture
For our class picture this term, we will be looking
at Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’. We will be looking at everything in this picture
in great detail, and trying to unravel what it’s all about!
The class discussed some of the topics we will be studying
this term, and here are some of the fantastic questions they came up with:
- Why do
pictures seem so much prettier and happier than real life?
- What did
- How did Vikings travel?
- What did
the Vikings live in?
- How does
We aim to answer these questions, and more, throughout the
Power of Reading
Our Power of Reading book, around which we theme our
English lessons, is ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. This book will be taking us
back in time to the world of the Vikings, and also introducing us to characters
from Norse mythology!
Mundford junction dates
Cedar class Mundford junction dates for this term are as follows:
- Monday 20th January 2020 – 0930 start.
- Monday 2nd March – 0930 start.
Come and spend some time with your child in class to find
out what they have been learning about!
We have a busy term ahead of us, but try to keep our
timetable the same each week where possible.
Each morning, the children begin the school day with some
quick writing activities during registration. The rest of the morning consists
of Maths, Arithmetic, and English lessons; these take us up to lunchtime. After
lunch, foundation subjects are taught to the children; these are different each
A new spelling rule is taught on Mondays. The children are expected to go
home and practice this rule, bringing a list of words to class which follow the
rule by Wednesday.
Year 3 & 4 children go swimming on a Tuesday afternoon,
so please make sure that they have their swimming kit with them.
Please ensure that earrings are removed for P.E. If earrings
cannot be removed, but you are happy for your child to do P.E. with their
earrings taped over, please provide a note to the office stating this, as well
as providing tape for your child on days we have P.E.
Contextual maths homework will be issued on a Wednesday, due
Spellings will be tested on a Friday; the children will have
practiced the rule every day in class in the morning spelling sessions, as well
as at home. Topic homework will be issued on most Fridays.
In addition to the issued homework, 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 times tables at home.