Cedar Class Year 5

Welcome to Cedar Class
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This term we are learning about the 1960s and the Space Race. 
Cedar class have their very festival themed classroom complete with a camper van and a record player.
During our English lessons, we will be exploring texts which will transport the children to another world.  Cosmic, and The Skies Above my Eyes  will help frame writing opportunities and link learning across the curriculum. 
Our Science focus this term will center largely around the solar system and we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon.
We will be using the work of pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, to help develop skills in sketching and painting, with the aim of completing our very own pop art pieces. 
During PE lessons, we will be learning and playing the game of rounders, as well as preparing for sports day and developing our skills in athletics. 
Key Information
Cedar Class will continue to have their PE lessons on a MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Children are encouraged to have their PE kits in school throughout the week. Should a PE lesson be cancelled due to adverse weather the teacher will try to find another slot during the week, if all children have their kit i school during the week and this happens, nobody will be left out. 
Homework is sent home on a FRIDAY afternoon. This will continue to consist of the week's spelling pattern, 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 e 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 exected 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 get to name and place a lego brick on the class model. At the end of each term, these bricks are placed into a raffle for each class and the child's brick that is selected will be able to order a book of their choice. 
Spellings and Times tables
Tests for these will take place on a THURSDAY afternoon. The children will then record their scores in their Reading Records to take home.