Cedar Class 2021 - 2022
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Class teacher - Mr A Fowles
Learning Support Assistant - Mrs D Feast
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This term, we are explorers … adventuring into the Vikings
During this term in Cedar, we will be discovering The Viking age in European history was from about AD700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left their homelands in Scandinavia and travelled by longboat to other countries, like Britain and Ireland.
When the people of Britain first saw the Viking longboats they came down to the shore to welcome them. However, the Vikings fought the local people, stealing from churches and burning buildings to the ground.
We will focus on the people of Britain called the invaders 'Danes', but they came from Norway and Sweden as well as Denmark.
For our residential in July we will visit the Jorvik Viking Centre museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. We will be taken through the dioramas in small carriages equipped with speakers.
Reading plays a fundamental part in all areas of the curriculum. Over the year, we will immerse ourselves in high quality texts which will help to drive our learning. In class we have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books which we are able to use not only within our Guided Reading sessions, but also when appropriate in our curriculum lessons to support our learning. Each term we have a spotlight author who has been chosen for their high-quality texts. Over the course of the term we will have to opportunity to listen to, read and learn more about these fantastic authors. Having this literacy-rich enviroment will encourage a positive culture of reading within our class and promote the children's enjoyment of reading.
PE will be on a Tuesday and a Friday, please can children come into school on Tuesday's and Friday's already in their PE kits, thank you.
In RE this half term, we will be taking a look at are all churches the same? Focusing on the many different branches of Christianity, with churches that suit their particular styles of worship. The Church of England - the established Christian Church in England – is thought to have the most, at around 16,000.
HOMEWORK, READING & SPELLINGS
Please ensure that your child reads at home at least 4 times a week; they are expected to record their reading in the home/school diary. Parents just need to sign /initial each time; reading is so important and it's amazing fun too! Please, please emphasise that reading is a hugely fun thing to do, so if they have any interests that read about at home, please put it in their home/school diary as reading is reading! 30mins reading a magazine is still reading especially if they can tell you all about it afterwards to ascertain their understanding.
TT Rockstars should be practised 4/5 times at home too.
Education City is still there to be used too. Their logins are the same as last year and they have been stuck inside their home school diary too.
HOMEWORK On top of the usual spellings and reading, a maths or English homework will be set every Friday. This will usually cover work that we have done in maths or in English that week (alternate weeks) but sometimes it may be topic based and perhaps require some research.
Our Class Author of the Term is C.S. Lewis; we will be looking at The Lion, the Witch and the Warbrobe (Chronicles of Narnia). Perhaps, you can investigate other books C.S. Lewis has written and what else he famous for other than writing?
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