Welcome to Cedar Class!
Welcome back to Cedar Class!!
As we return to school following an all too short half term break, it is hoped that children will arrive back in class reinvigorated and ready to tackle the new challenges that will present themselves within the “Cedar” classroom this term! As always, 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!
The federation topic this half term is “Oliver Twist” and we shall be endeavouring to immerse ourselves into the dark and challenging early Victorian world in which he lived. In science we shall be exploring Predators and Prey followed by a look at Light and Electricity. History will explore Victorian life looking at the hardships for children and their schooling experiences.
In Art we shall examine the work of Andy Warhol and hope he can inspire our children to create their own “pop art” masterpiece. In Maths, morning “Arithmetic” sessions continue, and in RE we shall look at Hinduism this term. Elsewhere, we shall be experience athletics and tennis in PE, diary entries and recounting in English and we continue to look at Philosophy through the “P4C programme, encouraging children to think more deeply about different issues and moral questions
The Homework policy continues with an updated Oliver Twist “Pick n Mix” sheet in Homework books. Please ensure children DO tackle a piece of homework each week,
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 Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 2.15 p.m.
We hope to see you there!
All the children remain enrolled on Maths Garden, Bug Club and now TT Rockstars. 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.”
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.
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.
Every day: The children need waterproof trainers or boots for playing on the field. Maths “Arithmetic” sessions take place most days and we following the PATHS programme which includes recognising a “Child of the Day” and discovering new exciting adjectives. We also follow the “Good to be Green” behaviour policy where (as a bonus) house points are given out daily for children who remain green for the day.