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Welcome to Cedar Class Year 3 2022-2023

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

Fantastic 'Amazing Bodies' homework which the class LOVED sharing with each other. Thank you to everyone for all your hard and creative work!

Bradley's homework

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Mental Health Awareness Week - focussing on anxiety

"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

Spelling Conga!

Games and challenges to learn days of the week and months of the year

Half of us had a session in the forest before the torrential rain!

National Vegetarian Week - Making Lasagne

'Dem bones, dem bones! Can you name all these bones with their everyday and medical name?

Geography - Learning about map symbols

Dance - Exploring the main characters of Roald Dahl's book, 'Matilda' - Mr Wormwood, Miss Honey and of course, Matilda.

Rounders with Mr Mule

Art collages to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

Siva did us proud with a special coronation lunch celebration.

History - Understanding about the Coronation of King Charles III

Superb Crowns! Thank you to everyone who made one for this special and historic occasion!

Artwork in the style of British artist, Julian Opie

Take One Tale - Kassim and the Greedy Dragon


PE - Beginning rounders with Mule

Skateboarding - Starting the term off brilliantly!

PSHE - Family Roles and Responsibilities

Term 4 - 'Robots' and 'May the force be with you!'

Combining Science learning with Design Technology - Design a game which uses magnets

Gardening with Mel

Design and Technology Robots

Design Technology Skills

 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.

Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful mums out there! We revisited the format of a kenning poem to write about you.

Marking Comic Relief Day

Testing the strength of magnets

Learning about capacity and volume

13th -19th March is British Sign Language (BSL) Week, marking 20 years of the British Government recognising BSL.

Discussing different scenarios and the choices and personal power that you have.

Researching about Passover on the iPads and recording learning in any way you choose.

Writing headlines

Steps to Success for writing headlines (S2S)

  • Use capital letters - refer to classroom display if not sure
  • Small number of words (maximum 4 or 5)
  • powerful/ ninja vocabulary choices
  • Use of alliteration  - same sound starting letters 
  • Use punctuation - ! ?
  • Avoid using  little insignificant, weak words like 'the', 'a'
  • Use clever word play or puns  (This is tricky at this stage!)


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!

Construction Club


PSHE - Discussing what we know about drugs

World Book Day - Buddy reading with Willow Class and choosing to read at playtime

Celebrating Books! Three of the best possibly.

 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.

The Iron Man - Sunsets and Silhouettes

Investigating friction

Exploring fractions by cutting up cake!

A skateboarding lesson with Alex - simply a brilliant way to start the new term with fun, laughter and a sense of achievement! Thank you Alex for a memorable session!

Identifying forces which act on objects - thinking specifically about pushes and pulls.

What do we already know about forces, pushes, pulls, magnets and gravity? Class discussion was kindly scribed by Matilda - Thank you!

Learning about basketball with Mr Mule

Term 3 - Our projects are Take One Piece and the Romans

Our short Roman presentation rehearsal to classmates and the real thing in the afternoon with family. A massive thank you to everyone who came and supported us!

Mrs Bones' pass the parcel is always an eagerly awaited activity which revisits learning, key vocabulary, events and concepts from the term. It is great revision with a question in between each layer of newspaper.

A spot of marching practise and spear throwing at the enemy!

Historical artefacts curiosity and observational drawing of the objects

Writing Kenning Poems