Cedar - Key Stage 2

TERM 1 PROJECT - INVASION  

Our new topic is ‘Invasion’. During this project, your child will have the opportunity to learn about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest. The children will compare the lives of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. They will learn about the king of Anglo-Saxons, King Athelstan, and analyse Viking artefacts and evidence to create their own podcasts. Throughout this topic, Cedar Class will also learn about ruins, significant events of the Middle Ages and the geography of invasion. We will visit Minster Lovell Ruins and learn about William Lovell and the Battle of Bosworth, after which the Lovell Estate was granted to the uncle of Henry VII, Jasper Tudor.

 

Our Collective Worship focus this term will be Generosity. We will be exploring how we should love others as we love ourselves. "Love thy neighbour as yourself," Mark 12:31. We will be exploring new prayers and discussing their meanings, writing our own acrostic poems and learning about the story 'The Generous Widow'. 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!

 

Topic Focus

History

English

The Saga of Eric the Viking: Demonstration comprehension; Independent comprehensions

The Happy Prince by Jane Ray (from the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde): Narrative writing; Lives of Victorian children; The Little March Girl by Hans Christian Andersen; Drama techniques; Independent Narrative

Maths

Year 3: Place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division

Year 4: Place value; addition and subtraction; length and perimeter; multiplication and division

Year 5: Place value; addition and subtraction; statistics; multiplication and division; perimeter and area

Year 6: Place value; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; fractions; geometry: position and direction

History

Historical vocabulary; Historical artefacts; Timelines; Comparing the everyday lives of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; Sutton Hoo; Viking raids at Lindisfarne; Norman invasion; Significant people – King Athelstan

Geography

Interconnected World: Compass points; four- and six-figure grid references; The tropics and their countries; Climate and culture of North and South America; Physical features in the UK; National Rail and canal networks; Conducting an enquiry to prove a hypothesis

Art

Contrast and Complement: Colour theory, colour mixing and colour wheels; Tertiary colours, warm and cool colours; Complementary colours and analogous colours

D&T

Warp & Weft: Exploring yarn; Textiles through time; Designs and patterns; Wall hangings

Science

Animals, including humans: Human digestive system; Animals’ diets; food chains

PE

Football and tennis

PSHE

Fresh Food; Good Food: Food decay and preservation; Prepare and package a healthy snack

 

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. Your child will be able to use the school library throughout the week and we encourage them to take a book of their choice to read at home. 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. We ask that these are brought to school on a Friday so that they can read during this slot. Books cannot be changed for a new text unless the previous one is returned.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots

At the beginning of term, your username and password will be sent home (it is the same for both platforms). Use these to log onto these platforms to practise your number bond and times tables. Certificates will be given out on a Friday.

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 weeks maths activities can be found on https://diagnosticquestions.com/ These will be set weekly. Use our class codes to sign up for an account:

Year 3: SC-8R2FQFYANP6D

Year 4: SC-5Z5NGD2589FN

Year 5: SC-ALMG2ZLCNVWA

Year 6: SC-SX2661TSUQLN

 

Spelling

We will be introducing a ‘Focus Five’ for each child. This will include five spellings chosen by your child and their teacher that they need to practise to get right in their independent writing. These will be sent home each week so that your child can practise them at home too.

 

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 the 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!

 

Our Learning this Week

In Religious Education we are learning about Hinduism in Cedar Class. This week we have discussed how we can make someone who has different beliefs feel like they belong. We have found out some amazing facts about Diwali, the festival of light, and about some of the interesting Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu faith. Take a look at some of our work this week!

    

Our Collective Worship focus this term is Generosity. We have enjoyed exploring how we can demonstrate generosity in our lives to our families and friends, and talked about the meanings behind important scripture.