Reading scheme used in school
The reading scheme we use in school is called Read Write Inc.
This literacy programme was developed by Ruth Miskin, published by Oxford University Press and is taught in over 5000 schools throughout the United Kingdom.
Our pupils will focus on learning sounds and the letters that represent them, along with learning how to form the letters. The books that are then read are written using only the letters the pupils have learnt (along with a few separately taught ‘tricky words’) which will help when building up confidence in reading.
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Welcome to Cedar
Welcome to Cedar
Class website: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions for Cedar class teacher please use cedar email address.
Staff: Mrs Taylor, Miss Dutka and Mrs Collins
Our PE days are: Wednesday and Thursday. Remember to arrive at school wearing your PE kit on these days.
Literacy-In our writing this term we will be focusing on the class text 'Escape from Pompeii'' by Christina Balit and learning about the devastating volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. We will be writing our own narrative recounts of this event as well as creating newspaper recounts about the disaster. We will also be learning about how volcanoes erupt and writing explanation texts. As well as this, we also are going to find out about Roman gladiators and create descriptions and job adverts.
Reading books will be changed on a Friday although we will be reading other books and texts every day in the class. It is also good practice for the children to read the same book more than once so please don’t be surprised if they bring the same book home again another time. We are working hard to develop reading fluency and confidence.
Science-this half term will be learning all about animals including humans, focusing on what we need to grow up healthy in terms of the right nutrition and exercise as well as how we change as we get older. We will also be finding out about skeletons and muscles and their role in support and movement.
Computing – This term we will be building on our work on Programming from Year 2 to develop programmed animations to recount the sinking of the Titanic. We will be exploring using a range of techniques on Scratch to create different effects including movement and sound as well as selecting and creating our own sprites and backgrounds. We will also be further developing our understanding of how to be safe and responsible online learners, whilst engaging with our devices in and outside of school.
Topic-This term we are learning about the Ancient Romans, exploring their origin, lives and what they left behind, including things we still use today! We will also be learning about volcanoes.
Logins for all of these are available in your child’s planner – if you are not sure about these, please ask.
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