Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Cedar Class

Dear Parents/Carers,

                             It has been so lovely to welcome your children back to school after such an unsettled few months; there has been such a buzz in the class and they are loving being back together again!

 This term, our topic is called ‘Can You Survive Without Hope?’ which links nicely to our first Christian Value of the year – hope! Within this topic, we are going to have a history focus where we are looking at a significant turning point in British history; we have chosen to study WWII which they are all very excited about! We have already got stuck in to our class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom, which they are really enjoying.

 In Science this term, we will be looking at evolution and inheritance where we will be researching Mary Anning, investigating fossils and learning how plants and animals adapt to suit their environment.

 Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, it is looking unlikely that we will be able to plan any trips to accompany our learning this term but we’re keeping everything crossed that this may change as we progress into the year! Please do share anything that may link to our topic as we would all love to hear or see anything!

 Our usual PE days are Tuesday and Thursday and at the moment we ask that the children come to school dressed in their PE kit to avoid having to change at school. They can wear trainers or daps (preferably blue or black), a Tickenham PE top and blue or black shorts/skort, leggings or joggers.We will be adding embroidered PE hoodies to our PE kit list which will be available to purchase from Monsoon shortly so please do order one of them if you would like your child to have one to wear during PE lessons / to future sporting events. We are lucky enough to continue to have 1 lesson a week lead by Future Stars which will be every Tuesday.

 Homework initially will focus on the basics of times tables, spellings and reading. A homework sheet will be set on a Monday and will be reviewed on a Friday.

 Please encourage your child to read at home and ask them questions as they are doing so to help them ensure they’re understanding everything they’re reading. The children also have reading time in school so please remind your child to bring their reading book to school each day. We are currently having a class push on telling the time and times tables so we would also really appreciate any support you can offer at home to help your child with these.

 As always, if there is ever anything that you would like to talk to us about, please do let us know; we are keeping our class emails (cedar@tickenhamprimaryschool.org.uk) active whilst the restrictions are in place but we are always happy to arrange a meeting if required.

 Please can we also take this opportunity to remind all children to wear their high vis jackets whilst walking to and from school; Mrs Lester is giving out house points to everyone who wears one each day!

 We hope your child has enjoyed the start of term as much as we have and we’re looking forward to a fun-filled year together in Cedar Class!

 With our very best wishes,

 Mrs Hook and Mrs Lester

 Cedar Class Teachers


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