Cedar Class - Key Stage 2

Terms 3 and 4 Project - Sow, Grow and Farm  

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.

 

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Our Collective Worship focus this term will be Justice. We will be exploring concepts such as: personal justice, social justice and global justice. For example, how to honour the rights of all people; campaigning for a fairer world; speaking up on behalf of others in the community; playing fairly with others inside and outside of school; and acting responsibly and fairly with the people we meet each day. We will update our class website to show you all the wonderful work we will be doing in Collective Worship and other lessons, so do come back and take a look!

 

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Topic Focus

History

English

Non-chronological reports; Diaries; Leaflets; Balanced arguments

Suggested text: The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Innovate Challenge

Market gardeners

Memorable Experience

Allotment visit

History

Dig for Victory

Geography

Land use in the UK; Allotments; Farming in the UK; Maps; Grid references; Climate zones; Physical features of North and South America; Farming in North and South America; Food transportation

Art

Still life

D&T

Seasonality

Science

Food chains and webs; Life cycles; Plant reproduction; Growing plants; Modern farming

Science investigations: Why do birds lay eggs? How do worms reproduce? How many potatoes can you grow? Do dock leaves cure a sting?

PSHE

Debating topical issues

 

PE – Tuesday and Thursday: Please ensure that children arrive on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their PE kits and bring a named water bottle with them on these days.

 

Home learning

Reading Books

We hope that you will be able to read with your child for at least 10 minutes per day. Every Thursday we will have a library session during which your child will choose a new reading book to take home or continue with one they are already reading.  Books cannot be changed for a new text unless the previous one is returned.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots

Please use your username and password to log into the platforms (it is the same for both).  Here you can practise your number bonds and times tables. Certificates will be given out in Celebration Assembly on Fridays.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Time table practice. A specific times table will be set by your teacher weekly

https://numbots.com/ - Number bond practice.

 

Diagnostic Questions Quiz

A quiz linked to our week’s maths activities can be found on https://diagnosticquestions.com/ These will be set weekly for each group. We have had some issues with our previous codes, please use the new code related to the maths group your child is in to sign up for an account:

Orange: SC-HCZ84DDH4YIZ

Green: SC-TE33VHD7RJMB

Purple: SC-GA2RAY9R2M9I

Blue: SC-VAV7M0VGCIEF

 

Topic

Topic homework will be set on Satchel One. You can pick from a range of projects, and it is expected that four will be completed over each half term. You can bring your homework into school to show the class. Your child’s wonderful work will either then be returned or displayed in the classroom. We can’t wait to see your amazing home learning!

 

Everyday

Your child will need to bring in a healthy snack (a piece of fruit or veg) everyday for break, and a full water bottle.

Please keep an eye on the school newsletters, especially the ‘Dates for the Diary’. We will keep updating the school website throughout the term so make sure you have a look to see your child’s amazing learning!

 

Prayer Spaces

Prayer spaces in schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.

Every day our children are given the opportunity to take the time to reflect on a question, thought or prayer in their own way. Below are some examples of our daily reflections.

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Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Home Learning 04th Jan 2022 Download
Knowledge organiser 30th Mar 2020 Download