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Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Weekly Update - 23.7.21

J Bentham (j.bentham) on: Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Hello everyone,

Wow, what a year it's been! Well done to all your children for persevering and being brilliant students in very difficult circumstances. They all deserve to be extremely proud of everything they've achieved.

This week we had a special singing assembly to say goodbye to Mrs Cahill. The children performed a song called 'Shabooya Roll Call' using their own lyrics they had written in class. You can watch a clip of our rehearsals by clicking here.

In English we developed our comprehension skills while reading about Stonehenge, Skara Brae and learning how life in Britain changed between the Bronze Age and Iron Age. In maths we learnt about mass and capacity.

The children worked with Miss Roberts to create some spectacular artwork inspired by Stonehenge!

We also enjoyed watching the BBC version of Stig of the Dump and compared it to Clive King's brilliant book.

Many thanks for all your generous gifts! We hope you have a lovely summer and a well-earned rest. If your child has mislaid their Extreme Reading Summer Challenge you can download it here. You can also click here to learn about the Leeds Libraries Summer Reading Challenge... or click here for some brilliant ideas for what to read next!

If they have mislaid their TT Rockstars or Mathletics passwords, feel free to email before Monday.

Take care... we'll see you in September!

Mr Bentham, Miss Roberts and Miss Rushworth

Weekly Update - 16.7.21

J Bentham (j.bentham) on: Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Hello everyone,

This week we've thoroughly enjoyed listening to all the fantastic presentations on 'inspirational people' you've been working on over the past 6 weeks. I can't believe how much time and effort the children have put into these projects... we're feeling very inspired!

Can you guess who the following presentations were about?

We also had some brilliant projects that used ICT! Click below to have a look... (for safeguarding reasons, I have not uploaded projects that identified both names and faces of children)

Dwayne Johnson (Jake)

Florence Nightingale (Lewi)

Julia Donaldson (Mia)

Marcus Rashford (Joseph)

Nicola Tesla (Lyuben)

Captain Sir Tom Moore (Tilly)

Usain Bolt (Oscar)

In maths, we developed our vocabulary for describing 3D shapes (e.g. vertices, edges, faces, pyramids and prisms) and recapped our knowledge of millimetres and centimetres by measuring objects around the classroom. In English we reached the final chapter of Stig of the Dump (Is Stig real or is it all Barney's dream? We can't decide!), while in history we learnt about the three eras of the Stone Age - Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. For PE, we had a brilliant (and very close) game of rounders!

If your child did not receive their weekly homework, they can download it here.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Bentham

Weekly Update - 9.7.21

J Bentham (j.bentham) on: Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Hello everyone,

On Monday we had the pleasure of performing Roar by Katy Perry to Nursery as part of our Big Sing! You can click here to watch a video of our rehearsals.

In science, we concluded our investigation into the effect of light or dark on the growth of plants. Can you guess which of these plants lived in the cupboard?!

In maths we've been learning about 2D shapes, while in English we've reached the final chapter of Stig of the Dump by Clive King.

We enjoyed racing Willow Tree Class during our reduced 'Sports Day' and on Friday we met our new class teachers! What a busy week!

If you did not receive the weekly homework, you can download a summary here.

Have a lovely weekend... enjoy the football!

Mr Bentham

Weekly Update - 2.7.21

J Bentham (j.bentham) on: Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Hello everyone,

It's been a busy 4-day week carrying out end-of-year assessments, but the children have worked hard and performed well. Friday's Fun Day was a well-deserved treat at the end of the week!

We have also been hard at work preparing for our 'Big Sing' performance on Monday. The children have chosen 'Roar' by Katy Perry - you can click here if they'd like to continue practising over the weekend.

In maths we used mirrors to find lines of symmetry, while in English we wrote a story inspired by Stig of the Dump.

If you did not receive the weekly homework, please click here to download a summary.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Bentham

Weekly Update - 25.6.21

J Bentham (j.bentham) on: Cedar Tree Class Blog 2020-2021

Hello everyone,

This week in our assemblies we've been learning about staying safe - particularly in the water. Year 4 also benefitted from a practical water safety session during their weekly swimming lesson on Friday.

On Thursday we became 'history detectives', studying various replica artefacts that might give us clues about the Stone Age. We discussed the role of archaeologists, the significance of Skara Brae and the difference between primary and secondary sources of history. The children used their inference skills to predict what each of the objects was used for... there were some very imaginative suggestions! Have a look at the pictures below, can you guess what these objects were used for?


In English we used Stig of the Dump to develop our vocabulary and comprehension skills. On Thursday we completed our end-of-year reading assessments - the children worked really hard and did themselves credit. Well done to the children who have managed to read at least five times per week throughout the year - over time, the accumulated benefits are huge.

We've also been joined this week by Ms Little, who has provided extra one-to-one reading and other educational support. She will continue to work with us for the remainder of the Summer term, and we hope she feels very welcome!

If your child did not receive a copy of the weekly homework, you can download a summary here.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Bentham

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