Welcome to Cedar Class!
Welcome back to Cedar Class!!
As we return from a hopefully relaxing but enjoyable Autumn 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! 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!
Our topic this half term is “Shakespeare” and we shall be looking at his life, his work and hopefully a little bit of “Macbeth” to stimulate the children’s interest including, performing poetry in front of their class mates. In guided reading we continue to build on previous work on the skill of “inference” when exploring a text and continue to look closely at comprehension skill. 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 The Romans, Sound and continuing to teach basic phrases in German. In Art, we plan to examine the artist Michael Brennand-Wood. We shall also be looking 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 Shakespeare “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 13th December 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.