Welcome to Team Cedar!
Welcome to Team Cedar! Our team members are Mrs Brindle, Miss Riley, Miss Bridge, Cameron, Charlie, Ethan, Mollie-Lea and Taio!
For today's Lego challenge we had to build a boat. We then tested them to see if they floated or not in a bowl of water.
We used the internet to research the Titanic for our project. We then make Powerpoint presentations with all of the interesting facts and pictures that we found.
We enjoyed geometric shape puzzles in Maths.
We each made our own 'Titanic' using junk modelling.
In Maths we have been learning about greater than, less than and equal to. We put our new skills to the test using cubes.
We made our own pizzas as part of our 'Food Glorious Food' topic.
We have been reading 'The Enormous Turnip' in English this week. We painted our own scenes from the story.
In Spanish we have been learning to recognise and say different sandwich flavours.
In Science this week we went out to collect lots of different natural materials. We used these materials to make self-portraits.
We have been learning about 'The Last Supper' in RE. We enjoyed having our own last supper with hot cross buns and blackcurrant juice.
Team Cedar and Team Oak went to Hinning House in the Lake District for a day trip. We explored the woods, made dens using natural materials, had a picnic, paddled in a stream and rolled down hills. We had the best day ever!
In Maths we have been learning about greater than and less than symbols.
In Phonics we have been learning to recognise sounds in words.
In Maths we played giant tic-tac-toe and sequencing games in the hall.
In English we have been reading 'The Scarecrows' Wedding'. We enjoyed role playing our own weddings!
In Spanish we have been learning about food. We played food bingo and did a Spanish shopping activity.
We really enjoyed World Book Day! We all made a great effort with our costumes, took part in lots of book themed activities and some of us took part in the costume parade. Charlie won 2nd place!
In Science this week we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We used information books to research plants, made our own paper roses and painted some lovely pictures of flowers.
For the past few weeks we have been learning about money in Maths. We set up our own shop and used our money knowledge to help us.
This week in English we have been reading 'The Tiny Seed'. We have learnt about the life cycle of a plant and have been planting our own cress seeds.
In Spanish this week we have been learning about Pancake Day. We learnt to say 'pancakes' and 'Pancake Day' in Spanish and made our own pancakes!
We displayed all of our work from 'Find your Brave' week for a whole school exhibition. We looked at each class' displays and left notes on them with nice comments!
Team Cedar took part in a staff vs children football tournament!
This week for Bravery Week, we have been discussing how it makes us feel when we are faced with challenges and how we feel when we have been brave and overcome them. We made balloons to display with bravery related words on and helping hands that show how our senses can help us to feel courage.
This week for bravery week we have been 'finding our brave'. Dylan's Reptiles came to visit us with his reptiles and creepy crawlies. We were all very brave and held or stroked them. We found out lots of interesting information about the animals too!
In Topic this week, we discussed what Victorians used to play with and what schools were like for them. We played with skipping ropes, hula hoops and wrote with chalk and chalk boards. We really enjoyed playing with their toys but we decided that we would hate to be in their schools or working as children.
In Science this week we have been learning about light and what materials it passes through. We made our own Chinese Lanterns for Chinese New Year and used the torches to light them up. We enjoyed experimenting with light around the room.
This week we have been discussing what makes a good leader, what qualities we think they should have and people who we think are good leaders.
In Spanish this week we continued with our theme of food and drinks. We learnt how to say different flavours of milkshake and whether we liked them or not. We designed our own favourite milkshakes and ones that we wouldn't like and wrote about them in Spanish.
Today we met our new school pet tortoise. Meet Yoda! He is 4 years old and was donated to us by a local family. We love him already!
In English this week we are learning about Chinese New Year. We painted our own Chinese flags and Chinese inspired pictures.
This week in Topic we used CDs and craft materials to make mobiles for our 'Garden of Dreams.'
We predicted whether paper, wood, ice, chocolate and a leaf would melt or burn when they were heated up. We then went outside to test the materials. We were surprised by some of the results!
We compared whole eggs and cracked eggs to get a better understanding of equality. We realised that like eggs, we are all the same on the inside.
This week in RE we have made our own yarn crosses to help us to understand the religion of Christianity.
After researching Queen Elizabeth II we painted our own portraits and displayed them.
In English today we have done lots of work about Martin Luther King. We played a sounds pairing game!
Today in Maths we all worked really hard learning about money. We did money addition and money snap!
In Spanish this week, we have been learning the names of fruits. We learnt how to ask for different fruits and used our knowledge of Spanish numbers to ask for different amounts.
We worked together as a team to play addition games.
In Topic we have been learning about Kings and Queens. This week we learnt that the Queen has her own ship to travel on. We wrote some facts about the Queen and then made our versions of a royal ship out of junk modelling.
In Phonics this week, we have been learning the 'th' sound and the different ways it can be pronounced. Cameron was the teacher for the lesson!
In Maths this week we have been re-capping on time. We are starting to have a good understanding of o'clock and half past.
In Spanish this week we have been learning how to say what we do and don't like. We set up a Spanish cafe where we ordered drinks and gave our opinions on them.
This week we have been discussing current affairs. We talked about Prince Harry leaving the UK and looked at where he has moved to on the map.
In Jigsaw we have been thinking about what makes a good friend. We each had a piece of paper with our names on and everyone wrote a nice comment on every paper and folded it over. We sat down together at the end of the lesson and read all of the comments.
We had a discussion in Team Cedar about jealousy and how being jealous could make us feel. Team Cedar had lots of interesting ideas about what could make us jealous.
This week in Phonics, we have been learning the 'th' sound.
In Science this term our topic is materials. We have done lots of work on different materials and their properties. We used all of our knowledge to pick different items out of a bag, whilst blind folded, and guess what material they were made out of just by using our sense of touch.
We really enjoy playing football together in our structured play! We split ourselves into different teams each time and work together.
We really enjoyed building more musical skills and exploring Samba instruments.
This week we have been working on money in Maths. One of our jobs was to play money bingo in a group.
We read 'Everyone I see is luckier than me' together in a guided reading session. We discussed jealousy and our feelings as a group for PSHE.
In Science this term we are learning about materials. We had a mission to find and collect hard and soft materials around school. We found lots of things.
In Spanish we learnt about Dia de los Reyes (Festival of the Three Kings). We made our own roscón de reyes (Kings' Cake) out of donuts. They were yummy!
We enjoyed our first day back at school today! We think Santa came to visit over Half Term and brought us lots of new toys.
Ethan tried really hard to make a Christmas scene out of junk modelling. He made Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable.
We made our own Nativity scenes using junk modelling.
This morning we heard footsteps and sleigh bells on the roof! We think it might have been Santa so went outside to investigate!
Mollie-Lea was a fantastic Angel in the Nativity play!
In Music this week, we worked on following instructions and using a variety of instruments to play one song. We used the African drums, sleigh bells and tambourines to play 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.'
We all worked as a team to make Christmas Eve bags to sell at the Christmas Fayre.
This week in Spanish we learnt numbers 1-5. We also learnt how to say Christmas present and decorated our own presents and Spanish gift tags.
We are really enjoying gymnastics in PE this term!
We have been doing work in English on how to build a sentence.
We went on a trip to the local park in Ashton this afternoon. We had a great time playing football together and using the equipment.
We tried really hard in English today to use Play-Doh to complete the Christmas mats!
As part of our Topic this week, we looked at the artist, Kandinsky. We used paints to try to re-create our own versions of his work.
In Science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We took our magnifying glasses and went to explore for ourselves!
In Science we have been learning about Woodland habitats. We made our own habitats with junk modelling.
This week in English, we have been reading the story, 'All in One Piece'. We worked in pairs to make our own salt dough and then made elephant faces with it.
We have been working on making our own CVC words in Phonics this week.
Cameron has worked really hard this week doing his jigsaws!
This week in English we have been learning about the Gingerbread Man. We have made our own gingerbread biscuits.
This week in Maths we have been working on statistics by collecting data and displaying our results in graphs. We did a survey about eye colour around school and then put our results into a pie chart. We then worked as a team to play Uno together.
This term we have been learning simple rhythms on the African drums. We have also been learning call and response.
We have been looking at every day shapes and working on our cutting skills in Maths this week.
This week we have been reading 'The Gingerbread Man' in English. We wrote our own versions using storyboards.
We have decorated Pudsey Bear biscuits to sell to raise money for Children in Need.
We used different materials in DT to make our own masks.
We have been learning about Remembrance Day and why we have it. We made posters and poppies to decorate the classroom. We drew pictures and wrote a letter to a real soldier who is serving in Iraq and we had a 2 minute silence at 11am.
We worked together as a team to make our own Guy Fawkes for Bonfire Night. We also made our own firework pictures with paint and glitter.
An amazing Magician visited our class! We all got the chance to do our own magic!
We carved and painted our own pumpkins for Halloween!
World Smile Day with our very own selfie frame!
We visited Harold the Giraffe and his friend Megan in the Life Caravan. We learned all about feelings and emotions.
In Boxall we have been working as a team to play sound bingo!
In English this week, we have been reading 'Planet Crouton' and 'Comet Meets the Solar Family'. We were all very interested in real life space and planets and did lots of research!
This week we have been learning about Andy Goldsworth's work again. We have made our own models using natural materials.
We worked as a team to make rice crispy cakes to sell to raise money for Macmillan. We also all took part in making bunting to decorate our Cedar Class stall.
In Topic we have been looking at where we live and things around us. We went around the school grounds and collected natural materials to create our own self portraits. The artist that we focused on was Andy Goldsworth. We enjoyed looking at his work.
This week in English we have enjoyed listening to the story 'Funny Bones.' We created our own Mr Funny Bones, compared them and discussed the structure of a real skeleton.
We took part in a staff vs kids dodgeball tournament and made it to the final!
We have been enjoying making new friends in our brand new Team Cedar!