Welcome to Cedar Class 2020 - 2021
Cedar Class has 30 bright, smiling, sociable, caring and enthusiastic children who have a great appetite for fun and learning. Mrs Giles is our teacher and we are very lucky to also have Ms Coverdale and Mrs Benny as our classroom assistants on hand to help. Aren't we the lucky ones to have our wonderful Cedar Class for another year! We are going to have such fun!
Please make sure you bring your own pencil case to school with you this year due to Covid!
In the event of your child needing to self isolate, please the use the above homework links provided for activities.
In the event of our class bubble isolating or a whole school closure due to lockdown, we will be using Teams online. Your child will need their username and password to access Teams.
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This term, our main project is entitled ‘Disgusting Digestion’. We shall be learning about key organs in the body and their functions. There is a lot of technical vocabulary with this project and we would appreciate it if you could reinforce this at home. Many of the key words are written on the project map sheet for you to refer to. Tea-time is the perfect opportunity to discuss some of the ideas associated with this project, although it is not for the faint hearted!
We begin the term with a local history and geography focus, centred around Oxford. A key text will be about an Anglo-Saxon princess entitled, ‘The Princes Who Hid in the Tree’ which is about Saint Frideswide who has a medieval shrine in the cathedral in what is now the site of Christ Church. Her tale is one of adventure, courage, danger, friendship and kindness.
Thank you and well done to all those taking part in the ‘Street Tag’ challenge. It is pleasing to see so many children from Year 4 taking part and having fun! Keep up the good work here!
Please note that PE is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this term. See more information on the generic timetable for term 2.
Our main project is ‘River Journey’, with largely a geographical and scientific focus looking at how rivers form and the water cycle. There are many new scientific terms to learn which you can find on our project map for the term. We would strongly recommend a visit to ‘The River and Rowing Museum ‘in Henley to reinforce learning.
Our overriding goal this term is to settle the children back into school routines and support their social, emotional and academic progress. Please drop us an email via the school office with any worries or concerns you or your child may have.
"We first dug up some yummy potatoes for Siva to cook up then we had a tour of the garden and Oliver named every single plant. Mel showed us the sorrel and we tasted it - it was really yummy!" Isla
"I have learnt that if there is a green potato root there are multiple potatoes!" Alfie
"I enjoyed digging up the potatoes and eating sorrel." Phoebe
"Today I liked seeing al the food we grow and eating the sorrel." Harry
"I enjoyed eating the sour leaf." Malachi
"I loved potato digging!" Sophie
A section of story imagining you had been dropped into the picture.
One day I awoke in a totally different world. My bed must have been heaved or pushed, I don’t know! I look around as my knees start quaking. I see an eye of some sort. Is it from a bird, human or fly? I’m petrified!
As I start flying, I realise I am on some sort of cloud or bouncy number line. Where is home?
I try to escape but at that nerve wracking moment I see a black hole under me. I start shaking. I am so scared I have goose bumps on my arm………
Poems inspired by Composition 8
By Nilah Watts
By Toby Ginary