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Cedar Class

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My favourite subject is mathematics. I love working with numbers.

I enjoy reading books and always make sure I've bought a new book to read for my holidays. When I was younger, I read the Harry Potter books over and over again.

I love travelling. My favourite country to visit is Germany!





Our Class

This Half Term

This half-term our project focus is 'What is so great about living in Yorkshire?'. The children are focusing on geography in Autumn 1 and history/DT in Autumn 2. 


In English we are focusing on Warning Tales during Autumn 2. Our focus text will be Rama and Sita which fits with celebrations. 


In maths the children will be focusing on the addition and subtraction unit and a money unit. You could support your child by letting them pay at the shop. Can they find the correct change?


In science the children will be learning all about materials. They will need to identify different materials and be able to describe them.


Our phonics learning will start with level 5 phonics. The children will be learning more about the alphabetic code during this level.

Our Key Vocabulary

Recent – It happened or begun not long ago.

City – A large town.

Town - An urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and a local government. It is normally larger than a village and smaller than a city.

Village - A group of houses and buildings in a rural area. This is normally smaller than a town.

Locate – To find the exact place or position of something.

Grid reference - a method of locating something on a map by a number referring to the lines of a grid drawn upon the map.

Route – How to get to somewhere.

Map – A drawing of an area shown from above.

Compass – A tool for showing direction (North, South, East, West).

Symbol – A picture that stands for something else.

Nutrients – All the things in food that the body needs to remain healthy.

Sensory evaluation – Subjective testing of foods where senses are used to evaluate qualities such as appearance, smell, taste and texture).

Shading – To darken or colour an illustration (picture) with lines or block colour.

Our School Trips and Experiences

Tuesday 13th October 

We are going on a local walk around Holbeck. The children will be identifying different human and physical features in their local area.


Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th November

Jon Howe a Leeds United fan and author will be coming into school to teach the children about the history of Elland Road. This fits with our history of the local area objective.


Thursday 11th November

We will be walking to Elland Road to look at how the stadium has changed over the years. Jon Howe and SlungLow will be making this visit exciting with actors and lots of different facts to interest the children.


December 2021

The children will be taking part in a clay workshop.

Important things to remember

HomeworkHomework is set on Purple Mash each week. Your child will have an English and maths 2do. This will go live on a Friday and you have until Tuesday to complete it. Please speak to a member of staff if you are struggling to access Purple Mash.
SpellingsSpellings are sent out on a Friday. The spellings sent are linked to taught sounds in a phonics lesson. Please practice with your child and bring the spelling book back into school for Tuesday. The spelling test is on a Tuesday morning and we will let you know how many spellings your child got right, using their spelling book.
Floppy's Phonics

Floppy's Phonics is our phonics programme. Your child will bring home their phonics pack each Friday. Please look through their sound books and read the words/sentences with your child. You can also access the Floppy's Phonics online books by going onto 

Oxford Owl for School and Home


Username: cedar ks1

Password: books

ReadingIt is very important for your child to build up confidence and fluency in reading. Please read with your child and log this in their reading record book. We will check each week and move children along the reading race if they have read at home.
PE kitPE is on a Wednesday, PE kit should be placed into a bag and brought into school.


Links that could help us

Oxford Owl for School and Home

This link has access to our Floppy's Phonics programme.



This link has access to different phonics games to support your child.


Purple Mash by 2Simple

This link takes you to Purple Mash which is our computing programme. We use this programme for our homework but there are lots of activities to support your child.


Primary games - BBC Bitesize

The above link has access to games to support learning across the curriculum.

Our Harvest Poem

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