Welcome to Cedar!


Dear Parents / Carers


This half term your child is studying:



Some children will be following the Read, Write Inc 'Get Writing' programme - a focus on phonics, reading fluently for comprehension and writing in many different genres.

Children not following the RWI 'Get Writing' programme, will be studying adventure stories - reading for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar (especially sentence types) and writing action sequences.

Our class read is 'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells.


Multiplication and Division - written methods.

Arithmetic based on place value and addition and subtraction.

Times tables practise: 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x.


Working scientifically - the digestive system and different animals' diets.


A local study - Lady Jane Grey.

PSHCE Responsibilities at home.
PE Volleyball and basketball with the PE coach.
Music Learning to play the recorder.
RE Why are festivals important to religious communities?
Computing E-Safety.
French Classroom objects - "What is in my pencil case?"
Art & DT Sketches of the local area.


Helping at home and homework


Maths Homework:

The main task for children to do at home is times tables practice.  Year 3 children need to know 2x, 5x, 10x (from Year 2) plus 3x, 4x and 8x tables.  'Hit The Button' is a great online game to practise all times tables. 



All children have a school reading book.  Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes every night either to themselves or whenever possible to an adult, as this really helps improve their reading speed, accuracy, understanding of the text and vocabulary.  Discussing the book with your child is also very important. 


Please sign their diary after listening to them read and let us know when a book has been completed, so that your child can complete a quiz about the book on Accelerated Reader. 



Children practise spellings on a daily basis as part of their Phonics learning and our RWI 'Let’s Get Spelling' programme.


The children will bring home spellings based on the sounds and spelling patterns they have been learning.


Spelling tests will take place on differing days due to the timetable, so please check the spelling list given for the test date.  We would be grateful if you could help your child to practise them.  A great question to ask your child is “What is the spelling rule for these words?”



Our Sports Coach will be in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading our PE sessions.  Children should bring a change of shoes (trainers for outdoors and plimsolls for indoors), black shorts or jogging bottoms and a plain white or House t-shirt.


Celebrating Achievements:

Remember that parents and carers are invited to our Achievement Assembly every Friday morning at 9am when children may receive merit certificates and award trophies.   


Best Wishes


Miss Orme

REMINDER: School will be closed for the February half term, 18th to 22nd February 2019. We reopen on Monday 25th February 2019.