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Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar Class

Classteacher: Mrs. E. Harrington

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Spring 1 KIRF's

Friday 16th February 2024

It was lovely to meet with so many parents this week and share the wonderful learning that all the children have been doing this term.  The children have much to be proud of and have all worked so hard.  

This week we have been planning a persuasive text in English and have been solving multiplication word problems in Maths.  We have also been completing our end of unit assessments in Science and Geography and as always, the children have wowed me with their knowledge (especially all their interesting, and sometimes random facts about Bermuda!).

I hope you all have a fun-filled half term and we look forward to seeing you when we return on Tuesday 27th February.

Mrs. Harrington, Miss Westfall and Miss Kilpatrick.

Friday 9th February 2024

The children loved sharing their learning with parents this week at Shared Learning.  Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the session and take part in the art activities that they children had prepared for you. 

I hope you enjoy some photos of the session below.

Mrs. Harrington 

KS1 Shared Learning - Art

Friday 26th January 2024

This week the children made collage birds' nests. They were fabulous gulls searching for natural and man-made materials and were very proud of their finished nests. In maths, we have started to look at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. It would be fabulous if the children could continue practising these at home. Thank you to all those who have logged onto TT Rockstars this week.  I had a few requests for login information so I will send home logins to everyone just incase anyone is still without.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Harrington, Miss Westfall and Miss Kilpatrick

Friday 19th January 2024

This week we started learning our 5 times table and related division facts.  The children are practising lots in class and already seeing progress!  Please log on to Times Table Rockstars as much as possible to practise the 5 times table and also to help keep the 2 times tables fresh that we learned last half term.

Mrs. Harrington, Miss Kilpatrick and Miss Westfall

 

Friday 12th January 2024

The children have had a busy first week back and were very excited to meet our new class TA, Miss Kilpatrick.  We have enjoyed creating art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  We used natural materials to create the patterns we could see in our new text 'Think of an Eel'.  The children have also read this book with a friend and created storyboards to help them become very familiar with the story.   

In Maths we have been representing numbers up to 100 in a variety of ways and we all enjoyed learning actions to go with our new model text 'Journey to the Sargasso'.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs. Harrington, Miss Westfall and Miss Kilpatrick.

Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 2 KIRFs

Christmas Jumper Day 2023

Friday 15th December 2023

The children were amazing in their Christmas Production performances this week.  We were all so proud of how confident they were.  Thank you to everyone who supported with providing costumes for their child and a huge thank you to Mrs. Patrick, Mrs. Brown and Miss Westfall for co-ordinating all the costumes and props.  You can find photos of the performance at the link below.

 

A visit from St Michael's Church

We were lucky enough to be visited by St Michael's Church as part of their posada procession.  Some children will also be given the opportunity, if they would like, to bring a box home containing all the characters needed to retell the Christmas story in their own home.

Friday 1st December 2023

 

In English this week, we learned how to present and punctuate a poem. We then planned our own poem about pets, which we will finish writing next week.

 

In Maths, we explored lines of symmetry and created repeating patterns with 2D shapes. We also worked hard to solve word problems, thinking carefully about giving a reason why we thought something.

 

In History, we continued learning about significant queens of the past.  This week, we created fact files about Queen Elizabeth II and some children were very proud to show their work to Miss Griggs because they had impressed me so much!

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall.

 

Friday 24th November 2023

We have been working hard on Christmas Production rehearsals this week.  We are all super impressed with the way everyone has learned lines and actions.  We are really looking forward to sharing our hard work with you soon at the productions.

There are lots of coughs going around at the moment, so have a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Mrs. Harrington

Look who visited our PE lesson this week!

Friday 10th November 2023

 

The children have worked hard this week to become confident with adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers.  They are choosing a method which they feel confident with and applying this to a range of problems.  Everyone has tried so hard at this and I can see real improvements, well done!

 

In English we have started our shared writing, with the children writing a diary entry from the perspective of the kangaroo from our 'Wild Symphony Text'.  As well as writing all the poems, Dan Brown also composed music to go with each of his poems.  I have included the piece written for the kangaroo poem which the children enjoyed listening to this week.

 

We also spent time learning about Remembrance Day this week and spent a calm and thoughtful afternoon on Friday creating these collage poppies.  We used this quiet time whilst creating our artwork to think about people we are thankful for in our lives.  I have included some photos of their finished artwork below.

 

Mrs. Harrington 

'Bouncing Kangaroo' by Dan Brown

Remembrance Day 2023

Friday 3rd November 2023

It has been a busy first week back for Cedar Class.  The children have all enjoyed learning a new text map.  We are looking at diary entries for the first few weeks of this half term and the children were all able to identify the features of this text type.

In Maths, we have continued to add and subtract numbers within 100.  The children are becoming more confident with this, particularly when using an empty number line to help them.

We have also started rehearsals for our Christmas Production.  The children were very excited to get going!  I am sure you will all become familiar with the songs over the coming weeks!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall.

Friday 20th October 2023

 

It has been wonderful to see so many parents at Parent Consultations this week and have the opportunity to share the many wonderful things we have achieved over the past 7 weeks in Cedar Class.

 

We wish you a fantastic half term break and look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday 30th October.

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall

Science : Investigating hygiene.

Friday 13th October 2023

 

It has been another busy week in Cedar Class and we have all worked hard in English to incorporate adjectives, similes and adverbs into our writing as we write our shared story together.

 

In Maths, we have worked to subtract numbers within 50 and everyone was able to use a variety of mathods to support themselves, with very little adult support.  Well done Cedar!

 

A firm favourite this week was the final stage of our 'Revolting Pizzas' topic in Design Technology.  Insipired by our text 'Revolting Rhymes', we have been designing, creating and evaluating our very own Revolting PIzzas.  I have included some photos below for you to enjoy.

 

Have a super weekend,

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall.

 

Design Technology - Making Revolting Pizzas!

Friday 6th October 2023

 

I have been so proud of Cedar Class this week.  Their English work has really impressed me and everyone could write amazing similes to describe Cinderella.  In Maths we have been adding numbers in a variety of ways and once again, everyone has impressed me with their super Maths skills.

 

In Science we conducted an investigation to discover the impact of exercise on our bodies - some things impacted us more than others!

 

One of the highlights of our week was when we had a special visitor who had read our instructions on how to dress like a grandma!  It was a big surprise for everyone, but as you can see, our instructions were clearly wonderful as the grandma is truly impressive!  I have included some photos of our guest below for you to see.

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall

Friday 29th September 2023

 

Well done Cedar class! I am so proud of the independent writing you have done this week after a week of learning the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ story. You all worked incredibly hard to include story language and extra details as well as working on your individual writing targets.

 

In Maths, we have also been comparing numbers and we are all really confifent using the language of ‘greater  than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’.  We are also gaining in confidence when using these equality symbols in our written work.  

 

In Geography, we worked hard to label the continents and oceans of the world.  We began to learn a fun song to help us with this which I will include below.  It would be great if you could sing together to help consolidate our learning!

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall

Continents Song

A song to help children learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest.

Friday 22nd September 2023

We have had a very productive week in Cedar Class this week.  The children have worked incredibly hard and made me proud when a guest teacher left a note saying what a super class they were! 

 

In English, we have written our own instructions.  The children were tasked with writing a set of instructions to help the Big Bad Wolf dress as a granny to try and catch Little Red Riding Hood.   In Maths, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of place value, including identifying odd and even numbers.

 

The children are very proud of the work that is starting to be displayed in the classroom and around school and will be keen to show you if you are able to attend At Home afternoons.

 

Mrs. Harrington and MissWestfall

Friday 15th September 2023

 

It has been another busy week in Cedar Class.  The children have continued to work hard and have been busy finding one more and one less than a given number.  In English, we have been identifying the features of an instruction text and we will move onto creating our own intruction text in the coming weeks. 

 

The children very much enjoyed their PE lesson with the Colchester United Sports Coach and are all very keen to impress him!

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss Westfall

 

Learning a non-fiction text map together.

Friday 8th September 2023

 

Welcome to the class page for Cedar Class. 

 

What a busy few days we have had!  I have been how the children have settled quickly to new year twp routines and have been working hard.  In Maths, we have begun to work on place value and the children are learning the value of each digit in a 2 digit number.  We have also begun to learn a new text map and the children have enjoyed learning the actions to go with this.  

 

Please be aware that P.E. for our class is on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs. Harrington and Miss. Westfall 

Super Science!

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