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Cedar - Year 4

 We are in the process of supporting one another in editing our Monsterpedia pages. We will have no trouble meeting the publisher's deadline, so you should expect to see a finished book very soon!


 Enjoy a sneaky peek of our amazing work. Watch this space for updates on the finished product. 









I am sure you are aware that Cedar and Beech have been involved in some heated battles on Times Table Rock Stars this half term. I am pleased to announce that Cedar are the first winners of a chocolate maths lesson after winning 3-2 in the first round of battles.



Our next set of battles start now. 


Having speedy recall of multiplication and division facts is so important as they are used in so many other areas of mathematics. Rock Stars is a great way to increase speed.

Please support the children in developing this important skill, as well as in getting the chance to eat more chocolate in class!  


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Welcome to Cedar Class

We are starting the term by learning all about the business of books.

Our job will be to produce a class book, based on The Monsterpedia that appears in the David Walliams book, Fing.






To help us when we are authors, we have become scientists and biologists to gain the expertise we need to write. We have learned so much about animals and their habitats, as well as how they adapt for different reasons. 

All of this knowledge will be put to great use as we create our own creatures for The Monsterpedia.


We want our Monsterpedia book to be informative, interesting, entertaining and believable. We have got inspiration from these books on little-known animals.







Becoming illustrators has been our next job. 

We used the Austin's Butterfly video to inspire us to show a growth mindset in improving our drafts so we ended up with some illustrations that will be a good addition to our text.





This week, we have taken a slight break from our Monsterpedia project to hear from some other authors. We spent an amazing day at the Beeline Storytelling Festival at Worcester University. We enjoyed fantastic tales, spooky stories, magical myths and rude yarns about all manner of things. We've got a great story from there to adapt and innovate for our next storytelling assembly, so look out for that!





If that wasn't exciting enough, we joined with Beech Class to take part in some interesting projects. 

We have been working with an artist on a project to brighten up our courtyard, as well as planning our latest social action project to pitch in London at the upcoming RSA Takeover event. Busy times!









Back in July, the class decided this is what they wanted their new class to be like. So far, they are doing a great job in making these things happen!

Back in July, the class decided this is what they wanted their new class to be like. So far, they are doing a great job in making these things happen! 1

The skills we will be developing this term are outlined below. Check back regularly to see how we are doing this and how you can support this further outside of school.