Welcome to Cedar!
Welcome to our class web page, which will be updated as the year goes on with all of our interesting adventures and some lovely photos. On this page, you will find our class timetable, homework letters, knowledge organisers for our Science, History and Geography units, our topic outlines and some photos of interesting things that we have done in class. Alongside these you'll find some pieces of work that we're really proud of.
Please note that PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year and children are expected to come into school in their PE kits appropriate for outdoor activity.
Thanks for taking a look!
Art - Klimt Paintings
This half term we looked at details in our faces, building towards painting these self portraits in the style of Gustav Klimt. We spent hours sketching our faces before painting them and adding gold foils to our work. We hope you like these amazing pictures!
Cedar created puppets to retell the story of the Ramayana - the Hindu story of Ravana, Ram, Sita and Hanuman. We had a lot of fun telling this story but sometimes holding all of the puppets got a little tricky!
We have started our new art projects this half term, creating pointilist images in watercolour. We have looked at images by Georges Seurat and tried to replicate his style of mixing colours in a 'dot painting' style. We were very proud of our paintings today!
Mayan Non-chronological Reports
To summarise our Mayan learning from this half term, we wrote our own non-chronological reports to bring everything together. We had a lot of fun writing these, using the features of this type of writing. After writing, we published them into our Topic books, creating these fantastic double-page spreads that you can see a selection of below!
Trip to Cambridge Museums
This half term we were lucky to be able to go to visit some museums in Cambridge: The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and The Museum of Zoology. We had private viewings of some of the galleries and were able to handle authentic and real artefacts from the Mayans to support our study. It was a long but very enjoyable day!
This half term we created our own Mayan-style clay tiles, carving or sculpting our names into them using the Mayan alphabet to help us. We then painted these tiles using a range of vibrant poster paints in the style that Mayans themselves would have done.
We made use of our science knowledge to try to design and create effective soundproofing for Mr Blake's phone that was playing a very loud rock song. We worked in pairs and used a range of materials to make our soundproofing. These designs were successful as we all muted at minimum 5db of the sound source. Our most effective group used wood, polystyrene and card to mute 20db of the phone's volume!
Alongside our clay work, we spent a lot of time weaving in the traditional way using looms we created ourselves from card and wool. This was very time consuming but Cedar made incredible designs and the classroom was a wooly, rainbowy wonderland in these lessons! I am so proud of what the children achieved in these sessions.