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Welcome to Cedar Class

What hapeens in Cedar Class?


Just like in Ash class we are taught phonics through the “Read Write Inc” structured programme of teaching. We are taught in 20-25 minute sessions each day, through games, actions and use of flashcards and magnetic letters, learning how to say the sound (phoneme) for each letter (grapheme) and groups of letters like ow, ay and igh (digraphs and trigraphs). We learn to hear and say the sounds in words like n-igh-t by pulling them apart (segmenting) and putting them back together (blending). These vital skills help me to read words that are phonetically spelt but some words, that cannot be easily decoded, are learnt as ‘tricky words’ such as ‘said’ and ‘have’. These skills are then applied to learning to spell and to write sentences. In Cedar class we learn more new sounds helping us to read alot more words independently. 

4 A Day Maths

Every morning when we arrive at school we complete a maths challenge. When we first start in year 1 one we begin with 2 maths challenges. These are normally either addition or subtraction number sentences, such as 5+2=/7-3=. We use our everday maths learning and strategies to help us solve the answers. By the end of the autumn term we have moved onto 4 maths challenges, using bigger numbers. In year 1 I will also be given a maths passport. This will have my maths targets in, which I must practice at home to help me become fluent with my numbers. Once I have achieved each stage I will receive special mention on the newsletter. It is very important that I learn my maths targets as I will be using them everyday in school. 

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

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