Thank you for visiting the Cedar Class webpage. We are a mixed class of Year 2, 3 and 4 students. This page will hopefully show you what we get up to in our classroom and show you how much fun we have while learning.
The adults in our class:
Miss Alice Wines- Teacher Mrs Sue Parry- Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sharon Harris- Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Sharon Bell- Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Today we said goodbye to Miss Bailey who has been a student teacher in our class since April. She has been a fantastic addition in the class and we will really miss her. To say goodbye we had a special assembly where we shared our memories and gave her a gift of a ‘survival kit’ to help her survive Year 1. Fortunately, Miss Bailey is moving to teach at Ashlands so we might see her from time to time!
Today we finished our design project and made our kites! The children tested the best shape for their kite, the materials they should use and designed their final design. Here is photos of the making and the end testing.
Today we cooked our potatoes and ate them! Last term Cedar class planted potato plant and learnt about their life cycle. Oak class harvested them, we had a whole bucket full! Miss Knight baked the potatoes and we sat together to enjoy a small potato feast. Pictures below.
Our topic this term is France, watch this space for what we get up to in our learning!
As part of our Science topic we acted out the stages of the plant life cycle, can you guess what stage we are?
Ciaran, Maisie and Harry spent a day with other children from our CISP on a poetry day run by the incredible Anne Harvey. They had an absolutely brilliant day and were very enthusiastic about the stories they wanted to share of what they did that day. Ask them about what they got up to.
Year 4 trip to Kilve Court
Monday 16th April
We arrived at Kilve in time for our first activity- lunch! We had a good feed before our first activity. Half of us went on a fantastic (although muddy!) Quantock walk while the other half had team building activities mixed with the children from other schools. Here are the photos below.
Beach walk this evening for all Year Fours, we have done a lot of walking today!
Tuesday 17th April
Good morning! We’ve had a good nights sleep and we are all up and raring to go! A range of different activities this morning.
Just to reassure Chloe and Juliet’s parents, their bedroom is no tidier here than at home! The boys’ room was in this state but Mrs Hooper was on inspection duty and sorted them out!
Today has been another fab day of activities, including archery, team building and low ropes. Here are a few photos of the day!
orienteering this evening, they worked really well in mixed school groups, it became too much for Samuel who took a break lying on the grass!!
Wednesday 18th April
Last day at Kilve, while sad we are looking forward to a bath and our beds! Morning walk for the rest of the group while the rest did archery and low ropes.
Topic web: topic-web-cedar-2018 spr
Welcome back letter: curriculum letter spring 18 Cedar
Today we visited Frogmary Green Farm, We had a fantastic time learning about the farm and the nature around us. We started the day visiting the chicken house. They had over 50,000 chickens in there! We learnt about how the farm keep the chickens fed and healthy. After break, we explored the pond and saw Canadian geese and ducks! In the green fields we collected interesting natural objects for an art project in the afternoon. After that we explored the farm’s garden and was given a celeriac to take back to school. Our last activity was to create a sculpture from our natural objects. We created insects, animals and plants. We had an amazing day even though it was below freezing! (as you can see from our cold, red noses!)
Our topic this term is The Romans. We will be learning about the history of The Romans and how they came to be in England. To start the topic we visited Dorset county museum in Dorchester. We did a range of great activities in the Museum and then walked to The Roman town house. Not only did it excited is about our topic but also started our recount writing.
This term we are going swimming on a Friday afternoon, don’t forget your swimming kit and goggles if you have them!
Christingle is a winter festival that we celebrated this week. We learnt about what the parts of the orange represent and made our oranges for church. Look at the fabulous pictures of us celebrating in church.
Autumn curriculum letter: curriculum letter autumn 17 for website
autumn topic web: topic-web-cedar-2017 aut
This Autumn term we are learning about The Tudors and learning about Tudor houses in our local area.
So far, we have built a Tudor house in the classroom as our role play and can’t wait to find out more.
Here is a link to our Autumn topic web to show our learning in each area of the curriculum:
We have been looking at poetry this past week and were inspired by the poem socks. It is very funny! We wrote our own poem about shoes from this work. In mixed year group pairs we wrote a verse each and then put it together to make a poem.
Cedar class shoe poem
Inspired by Socks
Black shoes, long shoes
Pink party shoes
Wellie boots that you once wore to a fair shoes.
Green shoes and pink shoes
Heelies and bowling shoes
Old shoes that have never been washed.
Stinky shoes and pinky shoes
Black shoes, gooey shoes
I prefer the old shoes
Funny shoes, party shoes
Heelies and big sandy sandals.
Blue shoes, green shoes
Grey shoes, party shoes
And some very cheesy shoes
Clown shoes and scuffed shoes,
Shiny shoes and smelly shoes
Brown and red high heels and flip flops
Fine pastel shoes and pink glowing shoes.
Long shoes, short shoes
Roller skates and ice shoes
But shoes that smell so badly they have to go in the bin shoes.
Green stinky shoes and wet welly boots
Sparkly shoes and blue shoes.
Shiny shoes and whiney shoes
Climbing shoes and slimy shoes
And last but not least rhyming shoes
Green shoes and blue shoes
Grey shoes and inbetween shoes
Frilly shoes and freckled shoes
And finally finished shoes
School shoes and welly boots
Ice skates and roller skates
Sparkly shoes and smelly shoes
Shoes that haven’t been worn.
Pink shoes bowling shoes
Yellow shoes and green shoes
Hello shoes which talk
New shoes, smelly shoes
Dirty shoes and charity shoes
Party shoes and black shoes
Shoes that I’d- rather not wear.
Red shoes, shiny shoes
Glittery shoes, bowling shoes
And shoes that don’t like to be worn- the runaway shoes!!
Red shoes, silly shoes
Brown shoes, bronze shoes
Green shoes, scuffed shoes
And shoes that have seen better days!
These are all the shoes that you might see in our class shoes!
Misterton School had a very unusual letter today, it was from Father Christmas. He was asking us to write to him to tell him what we wanted for Christmas. We quickly decided we better write our letters and in Cedar class we decided we better be very persuasive to convince him to bring us our presents. The letters have been sent so we’re hoping we get what we’ve asked for this year.
Today we had our Ukulele performance! We performed a range of songs that we have learnt from the beginning of September. We can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how much we have learnt. We are so grateful to Somerset Music for their amazing tuition and fun lessons. Some of us will definitely be asking for a ukulele for Christmas! A video clip of the performance will be uploaded soon.
Today we were visited by our police community officer to talk to the whole school about being safe walking and crossing roads. He brought model lights and a pedestrian crossing so children could practise how to cross the road safety. Ben was also impressed with the number of children who wear high-vis jackets especially with it becoming darker in the evenings.
We were very lucky today to be visited by teachers and play leaders from Maiden Beech. The playground leaders spent a lesson learning about their responsibilities and games that they could play with younger children in the school.
To celebrate Harvest we had a morning of Harvest activities, we had three activities and the children were in their houses to complete the activities. In one group the children made a bird feeder out of cheeioes. In another group the children made a window hanging decoration. For the last activity children made a guessing game and then played it in pairs. The groups had a great morning and really enjoyed working with children from other year groups. It was lovely to see older children in Cedar helping those new to the school.
To finish the day we visited the church to celebrate in our harvest festival. Every child took part in a presentation or song. Well done!
To start our instruction writing we visited Mr Taylor’s orchard in the village and picked some apples. We followed instructions to make apple crumble. It was scrumptious! We not only learnt how to harvest apples but it kick started our instruction writing. Thank you Mr Taylor for allowing us to visit your orchard!
We were lucky today to have our local community officer visit today. Ben came in to answer any questions the children had and to reassure them that was always in the area to support them. The children loved his radio and camera.
Cedar class have started our weekly Ukulele lessons. We have already learnt how to hold our instrument and play a short tune. The instruments have gone home so practise as much as you can and remember to bring them in on a Wednesday morning.