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Welcome to Cedar Class (Year 1)

Our Project this term

This term we will be creators. Creators through art, dance and music. Our new project question will be looking at 'What other things exist?'. In order to help us answer our question we will be having a strong focus on science for the first part of our learning.  We will begin our science with naming, identifying and grouping animals from across the world. This will also include animals that could be kept as pets. We will then be moving onto animal features that are used for survival as well as animal diets. Finally, we will be comparing the similarities and differences between humans and animals,

Through our project we will be looking at work by the artist Sophie Ryder.  We will be exploring creating our own pieces of art using what we know about living things. Our music lessons will help us to understand how music can affect how we feel and help us to understand our own preferences.  This will include creating art in response to music and using music to recreate stories through drama and role play. 


Everyday in Cedar Class........

4 A Day Maths

Every morning the children will be continuing with their maths challenges, helping them to develop number fluency. We will now be looking at multiplication and division using numbers up to 40.  We will continue to use our everday maths learning and strategies to help us solve the answers. to problems. We are becoming more confident in solving missing number problems, but we must continue to work on our maths passport. to help us become quicker at solving these. Once I have achieved each stage I will receive a special mention on the newsletter. It is very important that the childen learn their maths targets as they will be using them everyday in school. 

Phonics and Talk for Writing

In English some of us have been exploring  Talk For Writing and these has helped us to write recounts, instructions and reports. This term we will be looking at traditional tales where we will get to explore different texts through drama, role play, making story maps and recreating our own versions of stories which are familiar to us. We will be focusing on helping us to become more fluent readers and writers, adding more detail into our writing and using punctuation such as full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. Whilst not forgetting about applying our phonics.

Some of us will be continuing with the Read Write Inc program to help us become more fluent in reading and writing. We will be continuing to look at more complex sounds containing 3/4 letters and applying these in our work independently.

Handwriting and Spelling

In year 1 we do handwriting everyday. This a very calming part of our day which we carry out after lunch. We learn how each letter is formed and gradually move onto cursive handwriting getting us ready for year 2. 

We also have spellings which we recieve every friday. These are words that we must learn how to spell by the end of year 1. We are tested on these every Wednesday. 


Please continue to to fill in the green Reading Champion book each time you hear your child read at home or when you share their reading book. For every 10 occasions your child reads at home, this is recorded in their reading champion’s book and they will receive a certificate and a special mention in the school newsletter.

Important Reminders

In Cedar class we have P.E every Tuesday and Wednesday. For PE we need: 

Black Shorts

Blue T-Shirt

Trainers/Black Plimsolls

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