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Life Skills Passport- Week 9

This week in life skills, we have been on a Summer walk on the school field. We enjoyed collecting leaves and rolling down hills. We chose our favourite leaves to make leaf rubbings and explored the patterns on all of our pictures.

Leigh Sports Village

Charlie was invited to take part in the sports day at Leigh Sports Village with the Y6s. He did shot put, javelin, golf skills, track racing and tag rugby. Charlie and the rest of the Willow Grove Team made us very proud!

Life Skills Passport- Week 8

This week in life skills we have been learning how to make sandwiches! We discussed our favourite fillings and the steps to make a perfect sandwich. Once we were finished, we went out onto the school field and had a lovely picnic!

Chester Zoo Display

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Check out our beautiful Chester Zoo inspired art!

PE Star

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We are super proud of our very own Damon in PE this week! He finds PE very tricky and often doesn't like joining in. This week he tried very very hard and not only did he learn that he likes rugby, but he won PE star for the first time this year!

This week we have been to Chester Zoo with our friends in Team Cherry. We saw so many animals and did lots of walking! Our favourites were the elephants and the giraffes. We went on a boat, played on the park, took lots of pictures and played on the zoo cars!

We are all different!

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In RE we have been learning that every family is different. We discussed the different ways that we are all different and realised that everyone lives in different types of homes. We looked at pictures of our homes on Google Maps and compared them to homes in other countries and cultures. We used shaving foam and wooden blocks to design our own houses.

Charlie the Fireman

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In English we have been reading 'Charlie the Fireman'. We have been learning all about the fire service and how they look after us and our pets. We used our creative skills to make our own fires.

Life Skills Passport- Week 7

This week, we have used our imaginations and creative skills to make our own hand puppets! We gave each of them a name and used them to act out mini plays.

Life Skills Passport- Week 6

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This week we have been practising working as a team. We worked together to make our own class mosaic. We also learnt planning and organisation skills by planning our end of topic party.

Exploring Habitats

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In Science we have been learning all about animals and their habitats. We went out to explore our school grounds to see what bugs and habitats we could find. It was really interesting using the magnifying glasses!

Life Skills Passport- Week 5

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This week in life skills, we have been learning about food packaging and production. We discussed our favourite chocolate brands and how we can tell them apart on the shelves in shops. We then designed our own chocolate wrappers and made our own chocolate. We added lots of yummy goodies into our recipe to make each one different!

Life Skills Passport- Week 4

This week in life skills, we have discussed the importance of relaxation and how it helps us. We talked about what helps each of us to relax and what doesn't. We then worked as a team to build a relaxation den and spent some time in there with some goodies to test it out!

Bridge Making

Today we have been learning about who invented bridges. We tried to make our own by using spaghetti and marshmallows and then we tested how strong they were.

Recycled Bricks

This week Cedar have done their part to help the environment by making recycled bricks with our visitor!

Life Skills Passport- Week 2

This Friday, we have completed the 2nd task on our Life Skills Passports. We walked to the post box in our local area to post the letters that we have written to our pen pals. We can't wait to get our replies!

Life Skills Passport- Week 1

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This Friday, we have started our first week of the Life Skills Activity Passport Scheme. We have written our first letters to our Pen Pals at another school to introduce ourselves and tell them what we like. We are very excited to post our letters and receive our replies!

We have been inventors in Topic!

In Topic this half term, we are looking at inventors and inventions. Today we learnt about who invented Lego and how it is made today. We were challenged to create our own Lego inventions using a limited amount of pieces in a limited time. It was really tricky but we all created some fantastic inventions!


Our Easter chicks came back to school to visit us. Look how big they've grown!

Happy Easter from Cedar class. We have enjoyed having the chicks in class this week.

Happy Easter from Cedar class. We have enjoyed having the chicks in class this week. 1

St Patrick's Day 2019

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In English this week we looked at how Ireland celebrates St Patrick's Day. We drew Leprachauns and used forks and orange paint to give them beards. We also designed our own version of the shamrock, and used the computer to create "something Irish". 

We're going on a bear hunt!

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In English this week we have been looking at 'We're going on a bear hunt' story. We have painted our favourite scenes from the story and used junk modelling to make our own caves for the bear to hide in. We also wrote our own story endings and designed our own book covers. We loved exploring the thick, oozy mud in our sensory garden!

Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 1 Cedar Class have been exploring Chinese culture.

We have been using our senses to explore traditional Chinese food and culture.

In English we have been working on our sentence structures and looking at Chinese writing.

In Maths we looked at the shapes of a Chinese dragon, and used numicon shapes to design our own.

As you can see, we were really inspired by Chinese art and colours, and put lots of effort into creating our own masterpieces.


Look how hard Cedar Class have worked to learn some new information on Chinese New Year!

 Curriculum Information for Parents


                                                                   Autumn 2

   Class: Cedar                                                                                                      Woodlands     


BOXALL Breakfast

PSHE / Jigsaw



Being me in my World

Learning how to respect others around me. Listening to my peers. Using my body sensibly.



Understanding the importance of using the internet safely.

Logging on independently. Cutting and pasting information from the internet.


History / Geography



What is a hero? And why?

What superhero would I be!

Looking at armed forces and people who help us. Understanding roles within the community.



Saying hello, goodbye.

Family: mum, dad, brother, sister.

Introduce colours.

Start to learn numbers.



Children will work on singing, listening, practising and playing instruments. Listen to a Christmas concert at school.











Observing the weather and the seasons.

Knowing how seasons affect us. Recording the temperature and rainfall over a period of time.



Why do people go to church?

Who is Jesus? What did he do?

The Christmas story.


Structured Play

The eleven stations on offer are; reading and sensory den, computing, dressing up, small world, fine motor, malleable, construction, sand and water, creative, sensory and role play. The equipment encourages the development of physical skills, understanding relationships, problem solving, experiencing and identifying emotions, practicing roles, finding out what is ‘me’ and what is not ‘me’, relaxing, having fun and achieving mastery.


The questions that we will explore are:

What are the seasons? Which one do you like best? And why.

Why does it rain?

What do we need to wear?

What does my local community look like?

Who is your hero? What have they done?

What is a place of worship?

Who is Jesus?

What happens at Christmas?

You could help your child by:

Discussions on how we are individuals.

Observing and discussing the weather.

Explain the importance of correct clothing.  

Explain who helps around and in your community.