Cedar Class

Cedar Class 2019
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
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. 
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.