As the children enter Key Stage 2, a careful balance is assured between pastoral care and the encouragement of independence, both socially and academically.
All National Curriculum foundation subjects are taught. Pupils follow the Literacy and Language scheme of work for English and the White Rose Maths scheme. Cedar has a class based teacher who delivers these core subjects in addition to Science and Topic. Specialist teachers take classes for Computing, RE (Gloucestershire), The Pink Curriculum (PSHEed) Music, Art, Design & Technology, French, PE, Swimming and Drama. The curriculum is differentiated within the classroom to meet the needs of individual children. Whilst the Able, Gifted and Talented children are extended appropriately, there is very good SEND provision for those requiring further support. The children are taught in form classes, however they are grouped for Maths and Spelling. The teacher/pupil ratio is high.
The curriculum is enriched by outings and visits related to Year 3 classroom topics. These include an outing to The Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon, The National History Museum Oxford as well as partaking in local events such as the Science and Literature festivals.
Homework is set to provide reinforcement and consolidation of work covered in lessons and to encourage a healthy homework routine which will aid the children as they progress through Key Stage 2. Year 3 children are expected to read daily, learn spellings and practice their times tables. They are also given a piece of written Literacy, Maths and Topic/Science work each week, which should take between 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
A variety of after-school clubs are offered to all Year 3 pupils. These include seasonal sports clubs, Art, Computing and Chess. Lunchtime activities are also available.
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Congratulations to everyone who took part in today’s Sports Day. Thankfully the rain held off and we were able to offer the full program of races, and what a morning of fun it was! Special thanks go... Read more
On Friday the whole school (except Acorn) took a trip to the Tower of London. We saw the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the famous ravens, had talks from a Yeoman Warder and saw Mrs Jackson's... Read more
Yesterday, Cedar spent the day at Cotswold Wildlife Park as part of their Topic on Rainforests this term. As well as seeing all the lovely animals they also had a talk from Chirs the zookeeper. They... Read more
Today is World Oceans Day which is held every year on 8th June to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet.Cedar class have been... Read more