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Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar Class

Class Teacher:

Mrs Read

Teaching Assistant:

Miss Gooding

Classroom Information:

P.E Days:

Monday: Indoor P.E (Dance)

Tuesday: Outdoor P.E (Tag Rugby)

 

Please remember to come to school in full P.E uniform on these days.  Please refer to the Uniform Policy if you are unsure.

 

Homework:

Homework is handed out on a WEDNESDAY and returned on a MONDAY.  Weekly homework consists of:

Year 5:

Spelling - this will be completed in Class Dojos.

Mathematics - this will be tasks set on Sumdog.

Reading -  4 x 15 minutes per week.  

TimeTables Rockstars

 

Year 6:

Spelling - this will be completed in Class Dojos.

Mathematics - practice SATs paper (18 Questions)

SPAG mat - 10 mins

Reading -  4 x 15 minutes per week.  

TimeTables Rockstars

 

To support our UKS2 children in taking ownership of their homework and to ensure they have the resources or support to complete it; there is a Thursday lunchtime homework club (where children can choose or are directed to attend).

 

Topic Homework:

Each half term, a grid is sent out within each key stage which links with the topic, their learning and our school value focus for the following half term. Within each key stage the pupils are recommended to complete a number of their chosen activities and each completed activity is rewarded with dojo points.  At the end of the half term all classes showcase this homework to share and celebrate the children’s hard work and efforts. These homework grids will be available on our website in the 'Children' section.

 

Home Readers:

Children are asked to read a minimum of 4 times per week for at least 15 minutes.  We ask that the children's reading records are signed and handed in on a daily basis to be stamped and dojo points given out.  Children who complete this will gain an extra 10 minute breaktime on a Friday afternoon.  

 

Remote Education:

If your child is self-isolating at home (due to Covid symptoms or a positive Covid test result) but are well enough to continue with their school work, then we will support them by providing remote learning through our online platforms and MS Teams.  For detailed information on the policies and procedures we follow in such cases, please refer to our school website-key information-remote education section.  

 

 

Solving Problems in the Amazon

What another amazing afternoon of outdoor learning with Cedar Class (the sun even joined us) 🌞  

This afternoon, the children were working on Amazon themed problems 🌎.  They had to: flip over a river raft whilst sailing down the dangerous Amazon riverβ›΅; pass an Amazon artefact across a ravine without falling into it and guide their teammates through the dense, dangerous forest whilst blind folded.  

 

The children were working on their resilience, perseverance and team work.  What a brilliant job they did.

 

Thank you Cedar class 😁

It is a good job these guys weren't really in the Amazon River!

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What a great way to introduce new vocabulary for our Amazon Adventure Topic - using orienteering. Cedar class enjoyed searching for clues and applying their map reading skills. Well done Cedars

WOW! What another amazing afternoon we had in the outdoors. This week we were splitting wood to make kindling for the fire, using a pull saw, cooking Mayan hot chocolate and making smores. The children also brought out the instruments they made and indulged in creating some Mayan music. The sun even came out for us.

Look at what we have been doing

On Friday, Cedar class took their learning outside and what a beautiful day it was for it! The children undertook some problem solving activities using the the new problem solving box. The children worked as a team, demonstrated excellent determination and resilience and most of all seemed to have a lot of fun. Well done Cedars

In Science, we made Floofs to help us understand how genetics work and how we inherit characteristics from our parents.

Thank you Mrs Eastwood

 

Cedar class would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Eastwood for helping us take our learning outdoors.  We have learnt so much about the Anglo-Saxons (History) and Fossil (Science) and we have had lots of fun doing it.  

 

We can't wait to do it again in the Spring term.

Hot chocolate, Whipped cream, Marshmallows and toasted brioche. Yum Yum!

Excavating our fossils using an assortment of tools

Making our own fossils ready to excavate next week.

Lighting fires with fire steels, cotton wool and clam shells.

Outdoor Learning - Making structures that the Anglo-Saxons could have used

Outdoor learning linked to our topic - Anglo Saxons. Foraging and making bread on a campfire

Cooking the bread on the fire

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The children added water to their mix of flour, sugar and salt. They kneaded it in the bag and until it formed a dough. The children them put tin foil on the end of their sticks, molded the bread around it and cooked it on the fire. When it was cooked, they ate it. The children really enjoyed their afternoon outside. We can't wait to do it again next week.

Gymnastics with the Sports Coach

Creating short sequences

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Straddle roll

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