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Autumn 1 Week 2

posted 19 Sep 2020, 09:33 by Bethany Wells

This week has been full of lots of exciting lessons for Cedars, with many of these based on our new topic called Rainforest. We have learnt where rainforests can be found in the world as well as how the weather is different from that in the UK and the different layers found there. We have started an art project based on the animals that live in the rainforest and enjoyed drawing and sharing our artwork with the class. A few of our other favourite lessons of the week have included our French lesson where we were learning members of the family and continuing to learn our street dance in our PE lesson. 

Autumn 1 week 1

posted 10 Sep 2020, 08:39 by Anna Rust

This week we have been settling back into school. We have enjoyed seeing our friends and getting to know our new classmates. We have started learning about our new topic, Rainforests as well as completing some maths and literacy activities. We have enjoyed getting to know our new teacher, Miss Wells and getting into a new routine around the school. 

Traders and Raiders

posted 13 Mar 2020, 06:40 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 13 Mar 2020, 06:41 ]

Our topic this half term is called Traders and Raiders. We have been learning about the history of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, researching what they were like, where they were from, where they lived and what day to day life was like for them. This week we have investigated the clothing worn by Anglo-Saxons and learnt about their travel from Denmark, Norway and Sweden in Longboats. We even created our own longboat in the classroom and used shields made in art/DT lessons to re-enact the arrival of the Saxons.

Misty Mountain Sierra

posted 15 Nov 2019, 04:12 by C Wallis

Mighty mountain peak above the morning mist, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. 

This half term Cedars are studying the topic 'Misty Mountain Sierra'. So far we have explored the different mountains around the world and found them on a topographical map. The children now know how to identify different mountain ranges using a key, as well as know which colours show the highest mountain peaks. 

This week we have started making an information booklet about four mountains that the children have chosen. Cedars are thoroughly enjoying this topic so far and are looking forward to using different mediums in art to produce images of a variety of mountain ranges they have studied.   

Gods and Mortals

posted 2 Oct 2019, 02:26 by C Wallis

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! 

This half term cedars have been learning all about ancient Greece, involving the fantastic mythical creatures, legendary heroes and who lives at Mount Olympus. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the topic so far and have produced some incredible art work which is displayed in our classroom, as well as around the school. 

This week we have looked at the story of Medusa and Athena. On Monday we watched a video on the story and created our very own storyboard. Tomorrow the children will be producing their own versions of Medusa and Athena, which they are very excited about! The children's stories which really capture this historical myth will be published on our class page. 

July

posted 18 Jul 2019, 03:50 by Anna Rust

Wow, I can’t believe it’s nearly the nearly of this academic year! We have concluded our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic by learning about teeth. We found out about the different types and what they are used for and then made a model using marshmallows. We have also completed art in the style of Kandinsky and revised maths concepts in order to solve mysteries. Tomorrow we are going to church for the Leavers’ Assembly.  

I hope you have a peaceful, relaxing break before returning to school on Wednesday 4th September. 

Chocolate

posted 19 Jun 2019, 06:51 by Anna Rust   [ updated 18 Jul 2019, 03:51 ]

This week we have begun learning about chocolate. We have found out a little about the history of chocolate and are now learning about the journey from bean to bar. We have also found out which countries cocoa trees grow in and located these on a world map. 

In maths, we have worked hard to apply our learning of many concepts in order to solve word problems. We have also been busy learning about angles - acute, right and obtuse. Before the end of term, we will cover telling the time, converting between units of measurement and more work on geometry. 

Smoothie project

posted 19 Jun 2019, 06:48 by Anna Rust

Since half term, we have been working on a smoothie project, starting, of course, with tasting and comparing a variety of smoothies. After this, the children decided what to include in their own smoothie, thinking about what fruits would work well together. Then, they set to work advertising their smoothie. The children created posters in groups and designed packaging which included a name, logo and slogan. The project ended with the children preparing their smoothie and organising an event for parents to come and taste their efforts. The project was greatly enjoyed by all children in Cedars.
 

Half term

posted 24 May 2019, 08:24 by Anna Rust

We have finished our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic - part 1! We have decided to continue with the topic after half term, beginning with a smoothies project. 
This week we have been busy learning to play the flute and drawing graphs linked to science. We completed an investigation linked to exercise and our heart rate and then drew a line graph to represent the data. We have also drawn bar charts to show the nutritional content in foods. 

Today we created artwork in the style of Andy Warhol and edited our stories called 'Catch It!'

I hope you have a lovely half term. 

Bananas!

posted 2 May 2019, 23:35 by Anna Rust

This week we have continued with our banana project. We have learned about Fairtrade and the benefits that buying those products has on farmers in poorer communities. We did an simulation activity where the children  experienced what life might be like as a banana farmer. They had to 'produce' (using a limited amount of paper, colouring pencils and scissors) bananas that met a minimum quality standard. Part way through the game, each group had to deal with a situation. Some of these were negative situations such as drought or illness and the group had some of the equipment taken away. One the situations was positive - the farmers had joined a Fairtrade group - so the group of children received additional equipment. The children have been set the challenge of encouraging their grown ups to buy Fairtrade produce on your next visit to the supermarket. We have finished our banana project by making banana bread. See photos on the class page. Today, the children will be writing the instructions and tasting their bread. 

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