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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Crowe

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Spiers

12Miss Crowe - Class Teacher

Reading Champions

Children should be reading every night at home for at least 30 minutes. Their signed reading champions should be brought into school every day and will be checked frequently. Children are encourgaed to change their own reading book at the beginning of the school day. 

Mad About Maths 

Children should also be doing some maths every night at home. Their signed mad about maths should be brought into school every day 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.

Spellings

New spellings will be sent home every Friday and must be practised for a test the following Friday. 

Homework

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected back the follwing Wednesday. 

P.E

We have P.E every Monday and Wednesday. 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 Class Author

Our class author for this term is Roald Dahl.

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Roald Dahl is one of the most popular authors of childrens books in the world. Some of his more famous books include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, George's Marvelous Medicine, and Matilda. 
Read more at: 

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/roald_dahl.php

How many Roald Dahl books have you read?

Which is your favoourite Roald Dahl book?

How many Roald Dahl books would you like to read this term? 
 

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 14th December 2017 - Gospel Concert

 

 

English

This term we will focusing on mythology linked to our topic of 'The Ancient Greeks'. We will begin by looking at a book by David Lucas called 'Grendel: A cautionary Tale About Chocolate.' 

Image result for grendel a cautionary tale about chocolateThrough this we will be writing letters, diary entires, altenative endings and our own short stories! 

We will then move onto reading and writing a variety of Greek Myths. Click on the links below to read or listen to some popular Greek Myths. 

http://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/history/ancient_greek_myths

http://www.storynory.com/category/myths/greek-myths/

 

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). 

You may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

R.E

Our topic this half term is 'Christianity' linking to Christmas.  Click on the images to start some research.

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Science

Our topic for Science this half term is 'Animals including Humans' . Throughout this topic we look at the human digestive system including each part and its function. We will also asking and answering scientific questions about our teeth.

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History/topic

Our main learning question this half term is 'What makes a great story?' 

We will be looking at this through our history topic of 'The Ancient Greeks' and also through Art, DT, Science, English. We will be research the time period aswell as creating lots of exciting things! 

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