Welcome to Cedar Class!
Cedar Class has 29 bright, smiling, sociable, friendly, caring and enthusiastic children who have a great appetite for fun and learning. The Cedar team for term 5 are Mrs Giles, Mrs Bones, Miss Walton and Mrs Benny . Making learning fun is our speciality! There are so many fun things to look forward to in the year ahead.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you ever have any queries or concerns.
PE days for term 6 continue are Tuesday and Friday. Please wear your PE kit to school on these days and bring a sun hat too.
PLEASE may we have shoe boxes with lids brought in for our design project next term. Thank you.
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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
Term 4 - 'Robots' and 'May the force be with you!'
In readiness for making robots from recyclable materials, the boxes had to be turned inside out which required disassembling them carefully and then reassembling them. This was not as easy as it sounds and required cooperation of an extra pair of hands in many cases! Thick cardboard boxes needed the flaps hot glue gunning, but for thinner card boxes masking tape alone was enough provided we remembered to press it down securely. Many people still automatically want to use too much masking tape, but talking about cost and being environmentally friendly helped many to use it efficiently and more effectively. This left the boxes plain to enable decoration and embellishments to be added for our final robot design. Whilst the boxes were flat we used the opportunity to talk about nets of 3D shapes and even revised 3D shape names.
Steps to Success for writing headlines (S2S)
Can you think of a headline for something that has happened to you today? Give it a try! Get all the family involved and practise your skills!
Three books we shared in detail this week are pictured above.
'Journey' is a wordless text and part of a trilogy. The book talk and ideas that came out of this book across 3 days... WOW, is all we can say! There was uproar when we finished the book but also a promise of revisiting the second part in the trilogy next term. It is a book about loneliness, friendship, bravery and imagination where everything and anything is possible!
Battle Bunny explores the potential of turning a seemingly boring text into something very exciting through editing pictures and words. Editing is an important skill that we teach throughout KS2.
'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse' is such a beautiful book. Many people will be familiar with the short film of it shown over Christmas, but having the book creates discussion with the brilliantly posed questions in the text and can explore worries, concerns and attitudes. It has themes of love, uniqueness and acceptance. It is a must for every bookshelf and one you can revisit time and time again.
Term 3 - Our projects are Take One Piece and the Romans