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Year 4 - Cedar

Times Tables Caps and Spelling Bee Badge - 15.11.19

Congratulations to Rio, Harry G and Frankie who all earned their times tables cap this week.  Our chair of governors, Mrs Johns was incredibly impressed with the speed of their recall and they flew through their tests!  And well done too to Ellie who has completed her Spelling Bee challenges and was visited by our Queen Bee, Mrs Meadows for her honeypot challenge.  Again, Ellie flew through her test and has become the first person in year 4 to reach the bee hive!

How To Train Your Dragon, Chapter 15 - 14.11.19

This week, the children have been planning and writing their own chapter 15 for How to Train Your Dragon.  The Vikings have hatched a plan to make two enormous dragons, Purple Death and Green Death, face off as they just didn't know how else to deal with them.  

This is what Esmé and Olly thought would happen.

Times Tables Caps - 08.11.19

Well done to Molly-Mai, Finlay, Evan, Reece, Harry L, Ella and Libby who all earned their times tables caps this week after being tested by our Chair of Governors, Mrs Johns.  All the children have been working so hard to learn their times tables and this is a great example of how much can be achieved in a short time.  Great effort everyone!

Dogs Trust Visit - 08.11.19

Today, we were visited by Stacey from the Dogs Trust and her dog Midnight! Stacey talked to us about how to stay safe around dogs and explained that this is for our benefit and their benefit!  It was a really fun, interactive session and we should now all be experts when it comes to being around and looking after dogs.

Here's Harry H and Sophia along with Caelan and Jess C from Cherry posing with Midnight!

Science, Absorbing Sound - 30.10.19

When we came back to school on Monday, the children heard about a man who was having problems with some new noisy neighbours that are making it impossible for him to get any sleep at night.  He had tried a few strategies to block the sound out without success and so we decided to conduct a science experiment in class, investigating which material absorbs the most sound.  After using a decibel meter to measure the results, we wrote to 'Andy' to offer him some advice.  Have a look at the great letters that Paige and Ellie and Sophie wrote.

Viking Longships - 04.10.19

Longships were a type of specialised Viking battleship that were specially designed to allow Vikings to arrive and leave quickly following a raid.  There design influenced ship building for many years after and this week, the children have been evaluating the different characteristics of the ships.  Harry L produced some amazing writing about the ships.  Have a look below.


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The Isle of Berk - 03.10.19

Over the last two weeks, the children have been learning about descriptive language and working to create their own descriptions of the Isle of Berk, from the novel How to Train Your Dragon.  Have a look at Ella and Charlie's brilliant work below!


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NUMBOTS - 01.10.19

This afternoon, Cedar Class were able to trial a brand new game that helps children learn their addition and subtraction facts.  The website has been produced by the same people who run Times Tables Rockstars and will encourage rapid recall of number facts that support maths learning in the classroom.

If children would like to play at home, they can access the site at and can log in using their TT Rockstars username and password.


Viking Day - 27.09.19

Today, we have had the most fantastic Viking experience. We had two brilliant visitors, Mr Lewis who helped us to create some stunning pieces of wave art by mixing paint colours and using a variety of painting techniques. It was a lovely, relaxed, creative time. We also had our Viking visitor Ragnar, who told us tales of the Viking gods and their cosmos. Then, we were archaeologists and we dug to find Viking artefacts; we found combs, pottery, coins and jewellery. It was fascinating. Ragnar then taught us to read and write in Runes and we were able to translate some writing and scribe our names.

Finally, we played an ancient Viking games called Hnefertafl. It is a bit like chess, but much more fun!!

Please look at our amazing photos and see if you can find your Viking self.

Hele's Cross-Country Event - 26.09.19

This afternoon, Woodford's cross-country team attended Hele's Cross-Country Championship.  All the children put in a phenomenal effort as Woodford won each category.  Well done to Lily who represented Cedar brilliantly and helped the year 3/4 girls team win their event!  You showed courage, determination and resilience this afternoon, Lily!  Great effort!

Aspirations Day 2019 - 06.09.19

The children enjoyed a fantastic climax to a busy first week today as we welcomed some of our parents in to school to speak to the children about their career.  Over the course of the day, the children experienced workshops from Mrs Barnes who is a Naval Systems Programme Manager, Ms Blackler a 999 Call Handler, Mr Barker who runs a security company, Mrs Whiting who owns the Flower Cafe on the Barbican, Staff Sergeant Berry who spoke about his career in the army and Mr Hockley who is a paramedic!  We'd like to thank all the parents who gave their time - I know lots of our children were inspired by what they saw.