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Meet Cedar class team....

Our Project this term

Our project for the Autumn term is

             “How has Warrington changed?”

This term we will be historians. We will be discovering Warrington’s past using skills such as enquiry and chronology.

We will also be discovering events beyond living memory and the significant impact nationally.

Our project will begin with what we already know about Warrington and we will be making our own models of buildings we’re familiar with around Warrington.  We will move on to look at places in Warrington from the past and how they have changed over the years.  We will also be finding out about Brian Bevan and his journey to Warrington Wolves.   Following on from this we will be looking at how transport has changed in Warrington over time and what transport we use now.  We will specifically discover more about the Liverpool to Manchester railway line and Stephenson’s locomotion. We will be ending our project with looking at toys from past.

Everyday in Cedar Class........

Daily Activities; 4 a-day maths, handwriting and spellings

Every morning when the children enter the classroom they will complete their 4 a-day maths challenges, helping them to develop number fluency. They will also practise reading and weekly spellings.  It is very important that children are in school on time to complete such activities.  Tuesdays and Thursdays we work on our number fluency using Numbots.

We will be practicing counting to 100 forwards and backwards (in steps of 1s, 2s,5s and 10s). We will also be looking at number bonds and exploring the different ways we can make the same number. It is important that the children work on their maths challenges at home in order for them to become confident and fluent with addition and subtraction with numbers beyond ten. 

Maths at home

Children are expected to practice their maths challenge which is taken from their maths passports.  The staff test the children on their challenge weekly and when they feel that your child is confident and fluent with their challenge then they will move them to the next challenge.  When your child has achieved their target they will become a maths champion and get a special mention on the weekly newsletter.

Numbots - every child has a numbots account.  They all know their login details, so children can access their accounts at home to improve their number fluency.  Click the link below to take you to Numbots.


Phonics and Talk for Writing

The children will be continuing with the Read Write Inc program.  They are learning complex sounds containing 2/3/4 letters helping us to read more books independently and fluently ( set 2 and 3 sounds). 

Handwriting and Spelling

In year 1 we do handwriting everyday. We learn how each letter is formed and gradually move onto cursive handwriting getting us ready for year 2. 

later in the autumn term, children bring spellings home on Mondays to practice daily, using look, say, cover, write, and check method.  Spelling test will take place on Fridays.  

Maths Passports

Your child will be given an individual maths challenge.  This is to develop fluency of number.  It is important that your child practises their math challenge daily and this is recorded in the back of their reading record.  They will be tested weekly on their challenge.  When they have achieved their challenge they will get a special mention on the news letter and in assembly.  


If your child would like toast for snack please send £1 in a named envelope on Friday ready for the following week.  Your child is to hand it to a member of staff in the class.  

Alternatively, you can pay via the bank.  Here are the details; WBC for Dallam Primary, sort code 01-09-17, account number 43836550

Website Links

Numbots helps your childre develop number fluency.  Their login detail are inside their reading record.  Children can access this at home to practise their number fluency


Phonics play.  There are some free games in the resources section which are really good for supporting the learning of phonics.  For Autumn term please use phases 2 and 3



Please continue with reading with your child at home and record this in their Reading Record book.  The expectation is that all children read at least 3 times a week.  For every 10 occasions your child reads at home, this is recorded in their reading champion’s book and they will receive a special mention in the school newsletter.

Your child will bring home 2 reading books every Monday.  One book is a phonically decodable text which is matched tour childs phonic level. The other book is a trickier book for you to read together.  

On  a Friday your child will bring home a book from our class library to share with their family over the weekend.  Enjoy sharing them together as a bedtime story.

Important Reminders

In Cedar class we have P.E every  Wednesday and Friday.

For PE your child needs: 

Black Shorts

Blue Dallam Polo Shirt


Warm layers such as black/dark tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE.  Children are expected to wear their school jumper in the colder months.

Children are expected to bring their book bags, reading records and maths passport everyday to school.  The staff will be checking their reading and maths daily where possible.

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