Welcome to Cedar Class!
Welcome back to Cedar Class!!
As we return to school following a very mild 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, sadly still applies!
The federation topic this half term is “The Wizard of Oz” and we shall be endeavouring to immerse ourselves into its world looking at the Country of Australia, in particular its propensity for tornadoes and wildfires. In science we shall be looking at the impact of different aspects of nature when trying to grow plants and we shall resume our German language lessons which the children seem to enjoy. In guided reading, we continue to build on previous work exploring the skills of “inference” where we examine a text and look closely at different comprehension skills. In Maths “We dig Maths” continues, allied to weekly “Wonder Maths” sessions where children can explore improving their problem solving skills. Elsewhere, we shall be looking at Boudicca in History writing poetry in English and we shall also be continuing to look at Philosophy through the “P4C programme, encouraging children to think more deeply about different issues and moral questions
The highlight hopefully will be a point Cedar/Maple Class production of “Wiz Wham Alakazam” which should take place towards the end of term.
The Homework policy continues with an updated Wizard of Oz “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 Thursday 28th March 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.
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.