Welcome to Cedar class!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the sunshine that we had!
As always, there is a lot to pack into the term and year ahead!
Our enquiry heading this term is ‘Imagine life in Ancient Egypt’. We will consider this topic throughout our D&T, history and English lessons. In D&T, the children will be learning about Death masks used as part of the Egyptian burial traditions and then creating their own mask using cardboard and papier mache.
In English and reading lessons, we will begin the term by reading ‘Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robbery’. We will then spend time completing a variety of response writes linked with the story, including character and setting descriptions and diary entries. After this, we will be using our descriptive writing to create our own stories with an Egyptian theme.
We will be starting our maths this term with a focus on place value and number, looking at 3 digit numbers and finding 10 and 100 more and less than given numbers as well ordering and reading numbers up to 1000. We will also work on methods to improve our mental methods for adding and subtracting numbers.
This term Cedar class will begin their swimming lessons at Easton Leisure Centre every Thursday morning. The children will need to bring their swim wear, a towel and goggles (if they require them). Floats are provided. Girls will need to wear a one piece swimming costume and boys’ shorts must not be below the knee.
The children will also have an indoor session of PE on a Wednesday afternoon which will focus on balance and coordination.
Homework and spellings will be handed out on a Friday, with homework due in on a Wednesday and spelling test on Thursdays. Obviously any support you are able to give your child with these is very much appreciated.
For further detail on the curriculum areas covered this term, please see our topic web.