Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Cedar (Year 5)

A huge warm welcome to all children, parents and carers!

In Cedar Class, the Teacher is Mrs Freiman, and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williamson. We will be working together to ensure that all the children achieve their full potential.


This year is a very important year, and although there will be challenges, we hope that all the children are excited by their new learning. In Cedar class, we respect everybody and everything, and we try our best in everything that we do. This helps us to have a fun and creative learning environment.


Our P.E. day is Thursday and Friday, and is taught by Mr Briant. However, we would like children to have their PE kit in school every day in case our PE day changes.


Cedar class have enjoyed reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter - a brilliant story by Philip Pullman. The children have been working really hard on their handwriting and presentation, and have produced some fantastic writing, including, a set of instructions on how to make a firework, a traditional tale based on two of the characters in the book and a precis of the whole text (a very difficult task to summarise 132 pages into just 2!) On World Book Day, as well as dressing up in fantastic costumes, the children read with Pine class in the afternoon, which was really fun. The children were excellent role models for the younger children and we hope Pine class enjoyed it as much as we did!


Cedar class have been very busy since returning from the half term holidays. This term we are reading War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo. We are also learning about WW1 and basing our writing around WW1 and the story War Horse. So far, we have written about the role of horses during WW1 and we are just finishing off writing a newspaper report reflecting the mood of Britain at the outbreak of WW1. We hope to publish these by the end of the week. As it was Remembrance day last Friday, we celebrated by doing some artwork. Although it was a little bit tricky to draw the soldiers, we gave it our best shot. We have also discussed the artwork of Paul Nash, and are looking forward to recreating his famous pictures of WW1.

In class this week :

In Cedar class we have been very busy! We have been doing lots of reading, especially of James and the Giant Peach. We’ve also been  learning about Roald Dahl and we created a timeline of some of the main events of his life. We were extremely lucky to have both of our PE lessons last week even though we were only in school for three days. We can’t wait for our lessons this week!