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Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Foster 

Teaching Assistant - Mrs WalkerImage result for sycamore tree

Becky Foster(1)

Miss Foster - Class Teacher

How to be a reading Champion!

The usual reading champion books have been replaced with homework diaries in which the children should note down the book they have  been reading, the pages numbers and have it signed by an adult at home. Children should be reading every night at home for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Their homework diary should be brought into school EVERYDAY and will be checked frequently. Children are encouraged to change their own reading book every Monday. Reading plus can now be used and we would encourage children to be using this programme at home. The children will not take a book home over the weekend but will be expected to read online on reading plus.

https://login.readingplus.com/

 

Maths at Home 

Children should also be doing some maths every night at home. Their signed homework diaries should be brought into school EVERYDAY and will be checked frequently. Challenges will be given to the children weekly. The challenges are to improve rapid recall of basic mental maths that will form the foundations for our learning in lessons. TT Rock stars is an excellent programme to pratice times tables and the children should be accessing this at home and practicing as much as possible,

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Spellings

New spellings will be given on Monday and they will be tested on Friday/Monday.

Homework

Homework each week is for the children to read and complete timestables work at home on reading plus or TT rock stars. The class teacher will set tasks on our online learning platforms and show the children how to complete these and explain what day they are due in. It is very important that the children are completing these set tasks at home and are familar with our online resources. Teachers will be checking that tasks are completed.

P.E

Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit (a blue Dallam T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps) and a water bottle. Our PE days are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as the weather is still cold can you please ensure you child has suitable clothing- warm hoodie, joggers and suitable trainers.

Swimming-

Sycamore class will swim on Tuesday so will need full swimming kit. Please can I remind you that ear rings are not permitted in the pool and must be taken out or plasters used to cover them up. Girls will need full swimming suits- no bikinis. If your child has their own goggles, please ensure they bring them along in their kit.

Our Class Author

Our class author for this term is David Walliams and our class library is filled with many of his famous books.

David Walliams Author Page

David Walliams, chances are you already know what a brilliant author he is. In fact we’re willing to bet that he might even have written one of your most favourite books ever. But did you know that he’s the biggest selling children’s author to have started writing since the year 2000? Not only that, you can also read his books in over fifty-three languages, and he’s sold over thirty-five million worldwide! That’s a whole lot of kids, just like you, laughing their pants off around the world.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

 

 

English

This half term we will focusing on reading and writing discussions texts, poetry and traditional tales.

We will be focusing on making our writing cohesive using a variety of grammar techniques such relative clauses, sentence openers, sentence structure and cohesion.

We will be reading some brilliant texts such as "Hey Little Ant" By Phillip and Hannah Hoose, an eductaional story about two creatures and their points fo view. This story provokes discussion around the important question: Should the boy squish the Ant?

We will also be reading fairytales with twist and looking at the True story of the Wolf. 

Maths

This term we will be division methods, graphs, fractions and time. We will also be putting extra sessions into place to ensure the children are caught up.

You may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

R.E

The focus for RE this term will be looking at the collective worship. 

 

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Science

Our topic for Science this term is Living things and their Habitats.

The children will be making observations, investigating and taking part in a range of scientifical experiments that will focus on habitats.

Living Things | Teaching Resources

 

A useful website to look at is :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q

Please take a closer look at our science knowledge organisers to see what the children will be focusing on this term.

Spring Term Project

Our main learning question this term is 'How can small actions eventually change the world?' 

We will focus on exploring Europe and in particular Spain. We will be looking at the geographical features of both Barcelona and parts of the UK. We will focus on the human/physical features, terrain, climate, tourism, farming and population in detail.  We will discuss climate change and how this has impacted our world.  We will develop out map and compass skills. This project will have a Geography focus  although we will continue to explore other subjects such as science, computing, PSHE and Music. 

The following websites provide information on some of the topics we will come to explore.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1--ks2-climate/zjdthbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr7hyrd

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/europe-facts.html

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/europe.php

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/spain-facts.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please take a look at our knowledge organiser and what we will be learning this term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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