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Welcome to Cedar Class

 

Thank you for visiting our class page.  Here you will find out about all the exciting and wondrous things that 'Cedar Class' learn on a weekly basis. I will list their timetable, offering you a clear overview of their learning and expectations through a rich and vibrant bank of cross curricular opportunities. 

 

Literacy

Our literacy focus this half term is Roald Dahl's The Witches.  We will investigate the fabulous writing techniques of this inspirational children author and demonstrate how he brings his characters to life through our own writing.  We will focus on specific literary aspects throughout the week, culminating our weeks work on a Thursday with a themed, fictional big write.  This is the favourite part of my week, reading all of the children fabulous stories.

 

Maths

Maths is taught every morning after break.  Investigating numbers, problem solving, expanded addition to multiplication - Cedar class love their maths and it is a pleasure to see them do well in this essential, fundamental subject!

Please watch this space as I will upload a PDF of the children's learning objectives for this term.

Times tables will be revised weekly and monitored accordingly.

 

Science

The children love to explore their surroundings and use investigation as a means to extend their knowledge.  Through topic based learning we use the following means to explore the world we live in: 1. Objectivity 2. Verifiability 3. Ethical Neutrality 4. Systematic Exploration 5. Reliability 6. Precision 7. Accuracy 8. Abstractness and 9. Predictability.  We are currently investigating the bugs that share our perfect world.  Do we really need bugs?  It might be worth asking Cedar Class in a few weeks!

 

Spellings

Spellings are issued every Monday morning and revised every day.  Spellings are taken home and time should be spent daily thoroughly revising these.  The week's words will all have a common, distinctive rule that is to be applied.  The children will be tested on their spellings on a Friday.

 

Handwriting

 

Reading

I cannot stress how important it is to read to your child every night.  The interaction of words that come from books help to stimulate a young child's mind, not only engaging them in positive scenarios and lessons for life but also helping build on literary learning that is going on in school.  They will here and recognise conjunctions, fronted adverbials openers and a subordinate clause.  Reading helps to stimulate the mind by capturing the imagination of the reader. frown

 

Reading records will go home every night and the minimum requirement is three evening a week of recorded reading along side any guided / independent reading that is achieved during the day.  This will be monitored daily and I will sign every reading record on a Friday.

 

Topic

​​​​​​​This half term's topic is 'Are Bugs Important?'  We will be investigating why we needs bugs in our planet for both animals and the human race to survive.  We will be visiting the London, Natural History Museum to help us collect information in our quest for learning and we are hoping to share all of our fabulous facts and informative reading with you in a class assembly!!  There maybe a video floating around of Mr Parkes screaming because a woodlouse scampered up his arm.  My apologies! #settingagreatexample sad

Leaning objectives for this topic include:

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

The Environment Around Us

Pollination & Plant Life

Life Cycle

Ecosystem / Ecological Importance

Revision - Categorisation – species, size shape etc

Overview of learning -

Categorisation – species, size shape etc

The Life of Honey Bees

Bugs as Food

Recycle Bugs

Predatory Bugs /

Do plants need protection?

 

Class outing to woods - observation

 

 

Observation woods – evidence of recycle?

Class Assembly?

Class Trip to Natural History Museum 24/5/18

 

Religious Education

 

Learning To Learn

 

Physical Education

 

Music

 

ICT

 

Art

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

 

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