Cedar - Key Stage 2

Term 3 and 4 Project - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles


In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Class Text

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Memorable experience

Experiencing Rocks, Relics and Rumbles through a carousel of activites

Innovate challenge

Red alert!


Layers of the Earth; Rocks; Plate tectonics; Ring of Fire; Features of volcanoes; Lines of latitude and longitude; Volcanic eruptions; Earthquakes and tsunamis; Compass points; Map


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Narrative); Nikola Tesla (Biography); Escape from Pompeii (Narrative); Earthquakes (Non-chronological report


Forces and Magnets; Rocks; Fossils; Soils

Music Combining elements to make music
Computing We are Presenters



Terms 1 and 2: Maafa

As part of our Trailblazers and Barrier breakers mini art project, we analysed and appraised the work of different black artists including Chris Ofili and Augusta Savage. We then focused on the Work of Turgo Bastien, a Hatian artist who uses key ideas and motifs in his abstrat work. We used his work as inspiriation for our own pieces in his style. We used pencil, watercolour and pastels to create the effect. How amazing do they look?

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As part of Geography, we have been brushing up on our map skills through looking at OS maps; measuring scale and distance and unpicking the different symbols on a map. Here we are in action!

Map 1 Map 2



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.

Religious Education

In RE this term we have been exploring the big question:

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?​

We have been learning  about the relationship that Jews have with God. We kickstated our project with a trip to the Oxford Synagogue. It was amazing and really put the learning into context!

In Collective Worship, our current value is Courage. We have been thinking about how the words Encourage and Discourage are linked to the root word of Courage. We discussed how we could encourage or discourage people from reaching their full potential:

"You could offer words of encouragement."

"People can become discouraged when others tell them that they are not doing a good job."

"With frequent reminders, people can become the best versions of themselves."

"If you embarrass somebody or make fun of them when they are trying to get better, they will not want to keep practising."

Matthew 14:27

“But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.



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. We are linking our prayer space this term to our value of Compassion. We have considered using marbles to help us reflect on those who are ill, sick or in need of our prayers.


Term 3: Courage through the storm

Consider the storms you're finding yourself in at the moment. Present these to God by naming them and writing them on the waves with red marker pen. Ask God to give you courage through the storm, knowing that he is present and will provide protection and help.

We wrote things that were our "storms" and what we needed to whether in order to come out the other side successfully with the help of God.

Term 2: Beatitudes: Compassion 

Sometimes people do and say things that cause others to suffer, whether they realise it or not. Compassion is about having concern for those that are suffering, and it often leads to action… helping, offering support, caring.

Sometimes we feel sad because someone we know is ill or sad. Look at the glass pebbles, some people think they look like tears. Do you know anyone who is sick or sad at the moment? Maybe you’re feeling sad? Take a glass pebble as you think about that person. If you want you can say a quiet prayer for them. Maybe you could ask God to comfort them and help them. When you’re ready, put your glass pebble into the dish

We held glass marbles in our hand and reflected on how we could support those in need.

Term 1: The Empty Throne

Someone who needed our prayers especially recently was the Queen. Upon hearing the sad news of her death, we reflected on "the empty throne" and how it feels when someone dies - it is like there is an empty chair. We created our own prayers, thought and reflections and filled our "throne" so that it was no longer empty.

Prayer chair Prayer chair 2

Prayer chair 3

Home learning

Reading Books

We hope that you will be able to read with your child for at least 10 minutes per day. Every Friday 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. New codes for each group can be found here:







Topic homework will be set on Satchel One. You can pick from a range of projects, and it is expected that three 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!


Every day

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!



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Rocks Relics Rumbles Knowledge organiser 06th Jan 2023 Download
Vocabulary 06th Jan 2023 Download
Home Learning RRR 06th Jan 2023 Download