Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Cedar Class

Weekly Learning Tasks

Cedar class learning for 06 JUL 2020

English: LO: to consider the function and features of a review.

This week we are going to take an in depth look at how we use reviews for different products or services. I’d like you to start the week off by writing down what a review is, what we use reviews for, and the features of a review. We have written book reviews in class to recommend (or not recommend!) books we have read to our classmates, so you should have a good idea of the main features of a good review. If you can, look at a website which sells things (Amazon or eBay for example) and read some of the reviews of products on there. How do these reviews differ from a more formal review you might find on a website such as ‘Which?’?

Think carefully about the different language you might use in different types of review; a book review which will be read by your classmates will be informal compared to a review you are going to post online of a brand new washing machine!

Maths: LO: to think algebraically.

This week we will be looking at some problems which require thinking and often have multiple answers. This is what we call algebraic thinking in primary school; we don’t use algebra in more advanced forms until a few years time!

Today I would like you to try a problem which requires trial and error, a lot of thinking, and has multiple answers. If you already did the first problem (we looked at this in class prior to the school closures and something similar in home learning) , then please try the second problem (the ark problem). If you didn’t do the first problem, or struggled with it before, feel free to do this one again.

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
    Vikings eat?
  •  How did Vikings travel?
  • What did
    the Vikings live in?
  • How does
    camouflage work?

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

Important information:


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
by Friday.


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.

End of year expectations for Year 3

End of year expectations for Year 4