Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Cedar Class

Weekly Learning Tasks

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
term!

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!

Timetable

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
day.

Important information:

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

Contextual maths homework will be issued on a Wednesday, due
by Friday.

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