Cedar

 Welcome to Cedar Class!

Your teachers are:
Mrs. Barrett (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Mrs. Calverley (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Your class teaching assistant is: Mrs Besley

SUMMER TERM

Welcome to the Summer term and our exciting new topic: Amazon Explorers!

Cedar class letter to parents Summer Term

 

Cedar class Summer Overview

 

 

Words, words, words: 

So many new words to describe the Amazon Rainforest! We kicked off our topic with a competition to see which group could be the first to match the new vocabulary to the correct definition – well done Amphibians!

 

 

SPRING TERM

Music Month: Musical Showcase

We have worked hard ready to perform to parents and carers at the showcase.

Lent Challenge

As part of our lent challenge we considered the small changes we can all make that add up to making a big difference.  We all helped to tidy up the school and picked up litter on the field.

English Open Morning

We were delighted to welcome some of the grown ups who look after us into our classroom on Thursday morning.  We looked at different strategies for learning our spellings (some of which are available below – click on the link) and worked on different ways to improve our writing.  We will be bringing the work we did home so that even if our grown ups didn’t make it to the open morning, they can still see what we’ve been up to!

We also played a game of “Consequences” to help us learn about different types of words.

Start with “The”, add two adjectives, a noun, a verb, an adverb, a preposition and another noun.  Then read your silly sentence:

SingFest

‘Today we participated in a SingFest. It was hosted at our school. Three other schools came to perform songs. We performed ‘This Is Me’…I had so much fun!’ Evie

‘I was petrified to perform as I get stage fright. I was much better when we started to sing because my classmates and teacher supported me so much.’ Luke

‘We sang, ‘This is me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’, I hope they let us get together again. ‘ Noah

‘Before the show I felt good, but after the show I felt amazed. ‘ Ben

‘…it was the best day of my life’ Zak

‘When it was my class’s turn to sing I was petrified because we were performing in front of three different schools. But when we had finished the song I felt happy that we had done it. We sounded amazing.’ Amelia

A Yarn or Two…

Cedar class really enjoyed their visit from the Yarn smith. A great opportunity to hear the tale of Romulus and Remus and other traditional Roman folk tales. We were also challenged with riddles, ask us and see if we can remember one of them…

Music Month!

As part of Music Month we had a visit this week from the Demon Barbers.

We sung a sea shanty, watched some amazing clog and hip hop dancing, and then tried our hands at a sword dance and some beat boxing!

Music Month continues, and this week we experienced folk music  with the ‘Young Uns’.

 

 

 

 

 

We’re also continuing to practise our songs ready for Songfest next week.

Science Week

As part of the activities during science week, we had a visit from a scientist who taught us more about our senses and how they relate to brain function.  We even got to look at a real brain!

Spelling Mistake…

Apologies, when putting the spelling lists together, I managed to omit the week beginning the 12th March. See Cedar homework for the missing week.

Useful links (click on the text):

Cedar Class letter to parents Spring 2018

Homework Menu for Cedar Class Spring 18

Spring 2018 Overview Document with 5 Rs Cedar

Y4-Spelling-Guide and Weekly Lists-Spring 2018  

Suggested activities for spelling practise

 

Topic: Were the Romans rotten or not?

We have been very excited since receiving an email from a local Travel Agents, requesting our help to create some travel guides to Italy for display on their premises.  The whole class have been busy researching everything to do with this fascinating country and finding out interesting facts for our guides.

We have had a fantastic time learning how to make fettucine and Italian bread with Emma’s Mum, who very kindly gave up her time to teach us.  We’ve also been erupting volcanoes and making mod roc models of famous landmarks.

Unfortunately, our work stations weren’t quite this neat and tidy!
Our Italian bread was made with a secret ingredient – sparkling water – and tasted delicious!
Girl’s Roman Costume ideas for History off the page day.
Boy’s Roman Costume ideas for History off the Page day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science – Good Vibrations:

In Science, we’ve been carrying out a range of experiments to explore sound. Here is one of our quieter investigations: creating and using string telephones, to identify how sound travels.