Cedar Class Year 5

Welcome to Cedar Class
Crime and Punishment - The Anglo-Saxons
Autumn Term
This term we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons through the theme Crime and Punishment.
Cedar class have a Anglo-Saxon village themed classroom complete with a mythical dragon. 
During our English lessons, we will be exploring texts which will transport the children to another time, igniting their imagination and thirsts for adventure. Shield Maiden and Anglo-Saxon Boy will help frame writing opportunities and link learning across the curriculum. 
Our Science focus this term will center largely around the properties and changes in materials and the way that this can help solve crimes.
In our Art lessons, we will be using our painting skills to create our own version of the Bayeux Tapestry and during Design and Technology, we will be thinking about the construction of Anglo-Saxon buildings.
During PE lessons, we will be playing tennis and hockey.
Key Information
Cedar Class will continue to have their PE lessons on a THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Children are encouraged to bring their PE kits in only on these days in line with Government guidelines. 
Homework is sent home on a FRIDAY afternoon. This will continue to consist of the week's spelling pattern, timestables, an English task and a Maths activity. Homework is expected back in school by the following WEDNESDAY, meaning that the teacher has an opportunity to provide feedback to the children. Should there be any issues, children are encouraged to see their class teacher before Wednesday to access any support required. 
Reading Records will continue to be monitored on a daily basis. Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning in school. The week's reading will be added up each Friday morning and children who have managed to read 3 times per week will earn additional classpoints. 
Spellings and Times tables
Tests for these will take place on a FRIDAY afternoon. The children will then record their scores in their Reading Records to take home.