Welcome to Cedar Class 2021 - 2022
Cedar Class has 28 bright, smiling, sociable, friendly, caring and enthusiastic children who have a great appetite for fun and learning. There are 15 girls and 13 boys in our class. Mrs Giles is the teacher and we also have Mrs Hall and Mrs Hutton as our classroom assistants on hand to help.
We are looking forward to working with you this year and getting to know you really well. Making learning fun is our speciality! There are so many fun things in the year ahead to look forward to which we look forward to telling you all about.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you ever have any queries or concerns.
PE days for term one are Wednesdays and Fridays.
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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We begin the academic year with a 'Take One Picture' project which will explore a painting in depth through many different curriculum areas. We shall also be looking at the artist, his life, location and inspirations. Throughout this time we shall be getting to know each other, establishing classroom agreements and good learning behaviours.
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 if possible 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 with any worries or concerns you or your child may have.
Roman Numerals, we discovered, is rather like cracking a secret code! Follow some basic rules, learn the meaning of some symbols…. and voila!
A fun game of bingo allowed the class to get to grips with how the digits were represented, then we had a go at thinking of how to represent our own meaningful numbers such as birthdays, ages, house numbers, lucky numbers etc.. Finally, we had a go at some addition. Remember to keep your eyes open for examples of Roman Numerals in the real world and always try to work out their value to keep your skills sharp!
To draw attention to the French menu that Siva had kindly prepared for the school, the class decorated the kitchen hatch with croissants, baguettes, the tricolour flag, French vocabulary and more! We hoped this would encourage lots of people to try a Siva school dinner! In class we are going to be trying some more French foods too.
We have also begun using basic French vocabulary complete with fantastic accents and gestures. Yes, no, hello, goodbye, how are you?, very good, excuse me, thank you, and sorry are some of the basics that can be heard spoken with confidence and enthusiasm as part of general classroom conversation. We are looking forward to extending this knowledge to colours, numbers and more over the weeks! Please encourage your child to teach you some of what we have learnt.