Cedar Class

Cedar Class 2019
Welcome back to the summer term 2! 
This term your work will be project based. For the first week you were asked to create a city/resort/settlement etc... 
There were so many excellent responses to the project so I am uploading them here for everyone to see. Great effort! 
4/05/20 - 8/05/20 
This week we continued our English work preparing to right a descriptive poem using abstract nouns, adjectives and alliteration. Towards the end of next week we will share some of our repeating poetry on our class page. 

This week we also commemorated the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, we learned about this as part of history topic last term but we also had fun baking, creating bunting and learning a little more about this occasion on the actual anniversary. Here are some examples of our VE Day bunting. 

Check back next week to see what we have been busy doing! 
27-04-20 to 01-05-20
The work below shows some of what we have been up to this week. 
In English, we listened to an audiobook all about J.K Rowling. Once we had listened to the book we created a fact file to present our new knowledge about the author. Lots of us were surprised at her humble beginnings and mentioned this when submitting the work. 

In Art, we learned about the art of circles. We created our own pieces of art to reflect what we had looked at and read about in the activity set for us by Mr Hayne. 

Next week is the anniversary of VE Day so check back to see what work is uploaded then! 

Happy weekend! 
Earth Day 2020
This week Cedar Class completed an art activity inspired by Earth day. The work produced was very thought provoking and powerful.
 
Earth Day is an annual global event, observed on April 22, that celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean habitat. 
Summer Term
 
Welcome back to the summer term! 
I hope you had a restful break and you are fresh ready to continue working on SeeSaw for a little while longer. 
I will continue to set work on SeeSaw each day so make sure you check it out!
If you have any problems with the work drop add a comment to the piece of work and I can get back to you. 
 
Happy Home Learning!
 
Home Learning
We have had a super couple of weeks of home learning. Taking part in Junior Masterchef; random acts of kindness; creating a time capsule and so much more! A huge well done to all of Cedar class for embracing this new way of learning. You have certainly kept me entertained with your writing, videos and photos of all of the things you’ve been up too! 
Home Learning - 30/03/20-3/04/20
Please follow the structured timetable above aiming to keep to your normal daily routine, where possible. 
 
I hope you had a lovely weekend, keep up the hard work! 

Happy home learning!

Mr Hayne
West Sussex Online Library Service
Independent Learning @ Home
12/03/20
This week, we have discussed the importance of learning at home to consolidate our learning at school. I have listed some useful links to support with this. 
Just a little every day will be enough to keep things fresh in your mind!
 
I discussed with you about the West Sussex online library service. This service allows eBooks and audiobooks to be downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile devices. This is another tool to support reading at home. 
 
All you need is a West Sussex library number and the RBDigital app. I'm currently listening to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
Book Week  - The Highwayman -Alfred Noyes and Holes by Louis Sachar
We have enjoyed an exciting week, studying poetry and reading more of our class study text - holes. We have been budding reading with Year 3 and also had Mrs Olliver read with us when the teachers swapped classes to read extracts from their favourite books. 
We have shared our own favourite books and explained why they mean so much to us, completed a book speed dating activity and shared poetry with each other. 
 
Please see a few photos from the work we have been doing this week! 
 
 
History and English
This term we have been reading Goodnight Mr Tom. This book is a tale of unlikely friendship between a young boy called William and his carer Mr Tom Oakley, during the war.
 
We have been thinking about people being scared during an air raid. We decided to demonstrate this using the iPad, we then created some observational drawings from this photo.
 
 
Sports Morning
Today we enjoyed an assembly and workout with Olympian with Luke Lennon-Ford. We were put through our paces with four different exercises! We are all feeling energised. 
 
Science
This term we have been learning about the circulatory system. We have been learning about blood and how oxygen is transported around the body. 
 
Year 5 & 6 Football 
 
Last week a selected group of Year 5 and 6 children took part in a football competition against local schools. Despite the cold and wet weather every single player demonstrated the core values and skills that make us Team Bartons. 
Thank you for all your effort and next time we will play even better! 
Year 6 Residential - PGL 
We are back from a wonderful time on our residential. We are all exhausted but we have laughed, cheered, cried and smiled all the way through our week. 
We have really created memories for life. We triumphed beyond what we thought we could do. Some of us conquered our fear of heights, the dark or even being able to stay away from our parents for the first time. 
Please see a selection of pictures below. We took hundreds of photos - if you would like to view them all please pop in to Mr Hayne's classroom. 
 
Cedar class assembly - 14/11/19
Residential
We have all arrived safely and already enjoyed a number of activities including: ambush, rifle shooting, zip wire and rock climbing. 
We are now off to our afternoon activities and lunch!
Some pictures are below -
 
Maths Week - Geometrocity 
This week we have been using our knowledge of Geometry to create our own Garden City. We had to use knowledge of parallel lines and 3D Shapes to complete our Geometrocity. Finally we presented our city to the rest of the class. 
Maths
One of our first topics in maths this year was to think about our growth mindset and how we would apply our mathematical knowledge to problem solving. 

We were given lots of tricky maths questions and we needed to organise them in to 4 categories. Thinking about those that we would definitely get right, those that we could have a go at, ones that we might struggle with and those that we thought we wouldn't get right. 
 
You can see from the photo below that we felt we could get them right! 
 
 
 
Welcome back,  
The children have settled in well and we have been working hard. We have lots of exciting things to look forward to over the next few months.
Parents - please come and join us for the parents meeting on the 26th September at 3.30pm in Mrs Lewis' classroom. In this meeting, we will share further information about Year 6 and the high expectations that we set. 
We look forward to seeing you then!
 
 
Key information:
PE Kit
Please ensure your child has the full kit in a named bag for both outdoor (tracksuit/sweatshirt top and bottom/trainers) and indoor PE (house t-shirt/shorts/plimsolls). For girls we ask them to tie their hair back so please can you provide a suitable hair tie. All items should be labelled with your child's name. Children with earrings should avoid wearing earrings on PE days. Children will be asked to remove earrings for PE.
Water Bottles

Good hydration really helps brain activity so please can you provide your child with a suitable named water bottle to use during the day.

Pencil Cases
We will be providing all the necessary stationery for the children. If your child wishes to bring in a pencil case this needs to be of a suitable size so it fits in their tray. Please do not send in scented pens or rubbers.

School bags

Please ensure your child's bag is of a suitable size as we are quite limited on space in our cloakroom area.

Monitor Roles

During the course of the year the children will be involved in carrying out monitor roles in class and around the school. We would really like everyone to have an opportunity to take on these roles of responsibility.

Home Learning

Spellings, English, Maths or topic homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in for the following Thursday.  

Reading Records

We would really like to develop your child's enthusiasm to read regularly and will be asking your child keep this up to date. This will be checked when your child does Guided Reading with an adult. Please encourage your child to record any exciting words or phrases that they discover. They could also record unknown words. In Year 6 it is expected that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. To improve reading we encourage the use of audio books and continued reading with adults at home.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr Hayne.