Cedar Class Year 5

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This term we are learning about the maps and rivers through the theme X Marks the Spot.
Cedar class have their very own classroom cave which will house various mysterious scenarios to stimulate thoughts, discussions and inspire creative pieces of work. 
During our English lessons, we will be exploring texts which will take the children's imaginations on a series of adventures. The Girl of Ink and Stars, and Shakleton's Journey  will help frame writing opportunities and link learning across the curriculum. 
Our Geography focus this term will center largely around, the study of rivers and the environment around us, as well as map reading skills, linking into our Orienteering topic during PE lessons after the February Half Term. Up to then, we will be applying our team work learned during Hockey and learning about the game of Netball. 
We will be using the work of expressive artists such as Turner, to help develop skills in sketching and painting, to create scenic pieces which reflect mood as well as incorporating our environment. 
Our musical focus will begin with the trip to Young Voices on 23rd January 2019 - something which Cedar class have been working towards, along with the children from Oak Class. We will then move on to think about creating our own musical compositions throughout the Spring Term.
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.