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 relaxing but enjoyable Easter 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 “Into the woods” and we shall be looking at a plethora of different areas to stimulate the children’s interest including looking at life and different aspects within the “Rainforests” around the world. In guided reading we are continuing to build on last term’s work on the skill of “inference” when exploring a text and there will also be a big push this term to improve children’s mathematical reasoning and fluency, adopting “problem solving” questions to challenge understanding. Hopefully the “Play Away” books the children brought home over Easter have helped both them and you! Elsewhere, we shall be looking at, changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, healthy living and eating, living things and their habitats and continuing to teach basic phrases in German. In Art, we plan to examine the artists Henri Rousseau and Bridget Riley

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 if you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Mr Burt

Cedar Mundford Junction

The next one is planned for Friday 18th May at 09.15 a.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 full time 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 “Fast Learning” is practised three times a week and we following the PATHS programme which includes recognising a “Child of the Day” and discovering new exciting adjectives.