Cedar Class has 30 children. The Cedar team are Mrs Giles, Mrs Bones, and Mrs Benny. Making learning fun is our speciality! There are so many fun things to look forward to in the year ahead.
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Over several days, we read 'War Game' and reflected on what it was like in WW1. From the excitement of signing up to the army thinking that an adventure lay before them, to the angst of their parents watching their children leave, to fear in battle, camaraderie, trauma of losing loved ones and much more. A football game brings people together despite everything. There is so much to reflect on in this wonderful book.
What would happen if we didn't have mirrors? What impact would it have on lives as we know it?
We couldn’t see what we look like. Keira
We could never see our faces and whole body. Talitha and Theo
We wouldn’t have angles. Sienna (reflection)
People wouldn’t be able to do make up themselves. Eva
No-one could see to put their hair up. Keira
People couldn’t play mirror mazes. Sienna
We need mirrors to look at and fix the underneath of cars. Margot
Mirrors are needed when brushing teeth to check you have cleaned them properly. Juliette
We couldn’t reverse properly in cars - we would crash! Tristan
Dentists use mirrors to look at the back of your teeth. Nieva
We wouldn’t have kaleidoscopes. Talitha
We thoroughly enjoyed the door challenge in Cedar Class!
The class wanted leaves, lots of different coloured leaves on an autumnal tree with some wildlife.
We set about making sewn leaves, embellished with beads and buttons. to further develop our sewing skills. Children chose autumnal coloured threads and accessories. Every child made a sewn leaf.
To generate even more leaves we did leaf rubbings with crayons and pastels. There were exclamations of, "It's magic, it really is!" going around the class. These leaves were cut with an emphasis on professional cutting. Some people even looked closely at the leaves, especially the veins, and created observational drawings.
The finishing touch was an owl sat in the tree. Thank you Holly!
We really enjoyed the collaboration in this project. We have received lots of praise from other children and staff for how colourful and attractive it looks.
Have a look at the Arts web page to see all the doors from across the school.
In the story of Rama and Sita, light symbolises the victory of good over evil when King Rama defeated Ravana. Rows of clay lamps lit their way home.
What does light mean for you? We discussed how light makes some of us feel safe and warm. It gives some people hope.
People from the Stone Age are thought to be the first humans to wear clothes. They made things like trousers, tunics and cloaks. Animal skins
were stretched out and scraped clean. The clothes were cut out from hide and holes were made around the edges of each piece so that it could
be sewn together using a bone needle. Later in the Stone Age, people started weaving cloth which was coloured using natural dyes such as flowers,
bark, seeds and leaves. This led us to have a go at dyeing some muslin cloth. We used a hammer to press down to extract the colour - we could hear a slight 'crunching' sound and then quickly saw that the dye had been pressed onto our cloth. We removed any residue of leaves and berries and then rinsed it in cold water. It was then left to dry. Some leaves and berries were more effective more than others because of their vibrant colours and due to their texture and moisture content.
In our first forest session with Lizzy today, we were introduced to 3 important ideas.
We must look after ourselves, each other, and the forest and it's inhabitants.
We were given a tour of the different forest areas - fire circle, mud kitchen, screen or performance area, music area, mud pit, and two camp making areas.
We were shown how to carry sticks and much larger logs and palettes safely. We were asked to only please get mud for the mud kitchen from the mud pit, otherwise digging holes on the paths could make them dangerous. Also, no gun play please in the forest!
The groups were given free time to explore the area for themselves. The mud kitchen was particularly popular with all sorts of potions, soups and medicines being concocted!
In a circle time activity on Friday afternoon, Cedar Class were asked what they wanted their class to feel like and be like for the entire year ahead.
Below are some of the many answers they gave.
Children coming to school and going home with a smile on their faces!
Time to think
Like home/Like a family
“Feel like fizzy sweets” (feeling lots of energy)
Lots to discover/excitement
Extra plays (for hard word)
Children will be brave/confident
Everyone will show kindness
Trying their best
We are confident that we will achieve all of the above.
Which three words or phrases do you think are the most important and why? What further ideas might we add as time goes on?
Below are some of the photos and learning from last academic year.
Term 6 - The Tempest, Plants and Wallingford
Term 5 - Take One Tale and Amazing Bodies
"I liked Bradley’s game because it was very creative." Joe
"I liked Jago’s game because the space before the end said you had to go back to the start if you landed on it. " Eriin
"I liked Matilda’s game because it was very colourful and she had used bubble writing!" Sarah
"I liked playing Bella’s game because every time you got near the end, if you rolled a four or six, you had to go back one place." Louie
"Freddie’s was my favourite game because if you landed on number seventeen, you had to go right back to the start." Matilda
"Sinead’s was my favourite as it was really fun. I liked that there was lots of details on it." Emily