Weekly Update 21st November 2019

Mrs Wolfe - 21 Nov 2019

Cedar pupils have been working hard this week, as always!

Year 6 had an interesting afternoon at Crucial Crew on Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs Buggy accompanied them to Carlton Lodge, where they participated in a plethora of activities linked to choices.  They returned very well informed and full of stories to share from their experiences.

On the subject of safety... a fantastic new digital wellbeing app is now available to support young people in the online word - 'Own It'.  The app is designed to offer help and support for children using phone messaging, social media or online gaming.  Please visit https://www.bbc.com/ownit/about-us to find out more and to also access support for parents and carers.  Some pupils have already downloaded the app and have reported that it is really helpful, especially when making choices online.

We’ve continued our work on calculation, ensuring that no misconceptions come up whilst subtracting.  Pupil reasoning continues to improve, which is so important in order to move maths learning forward.  Being able to explain how you’ve solved a problem and justifying your reasons shows excellent mathematical skills.

‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick, our new focus text, has resulted in some fantastic reading responses.  Pupils have been inferring using the beautiful illustrations – they have created some incredible predictions and it is brilliant to hear such amazing discussion.  Reading skills in Cedar continue to improve and go from strength to strength and pupil dedication to reading and their learning is admirable.

On the subject of reading…what a fantastic effort with reading this week!  I have been so impressed with the efforts made by Cedar – fingers crossed for the Golden Reading Award tomorrow!

Science learning has taken on the theme of dissolving this week – Miss Oates and Mr Anson were so impressed with the investigation and discussion shared in today’s lesson.

I’m looking forward to meeting with families next Tuesday to share children’s progress at their learning reviews.  Pupils will lead their meeting and I will then share information about their learning so far this term.  I am really looking forward to celebrating their achievements with you.

We also have our Workhouse Museum trip next Wednesday.  Pupils need to come to school dressed in their Victorian costumes ready for a day of hard graft at the museum!  We will be discovering what life was like for the poor and the rich during Victorian times, as well as gathering lots of ideas for our very own Victorian museum in December.

A quick note regarding jewellery and earrings in P.E...the new policy from North Yorkshire County Council states that all jewellery and earrings should be removed for physical activities.  Unfortunately, teachers and support assistants are not permitted to assist with this for health and safety reasons.  Therefore, if your child wears earrings they should not wear them on P.E. days, alternatively they should be taught to remove them independently.  We thank you for your support and co-operation to keep pupils safe. 

Forthcoming dates for your diary:
  • Learning Review Meetings - 26th November
  • Class Trip to The Workhouse Museum, Ripon - 27th November 
  • Cedar Class Victorian Museum - 4th December 
  • Christmas Craft Day - 13th December 
  • Christmas Lunch/Party Day/Christmas Jumper Day - 19th December 
  • Christmas Carol Concert - 20th December (school finishes at 3pm)       
Have a super weekend!
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