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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 times tables 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 and Wednesday. Can you please ensure your child has the correct kit and brings a water bottle into school please.

Swimming- IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 Cressida Cowell and our class library is filled with many of her famous books.

Cressida Cowell is currently the Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2019 – 2022). She is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon books series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.

Cressida Cowell at The Wicked Young Writers Awards | United By Pop

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

 

 

English

This half term we will focusing on persuasion and cretaing a persuasive leaflet for a theme park.

We will be focusing on improving our writing using alliteration, imperative verbs and persuasive language.

We will also be reading some brilliant texts such as 'The lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'Wisp a Book of Hope' and completing some English activities based around this.

Maths

This term we will be focusing on Fractions, Time, Decimals and Measurement.

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 Sound and Electricity.

Creating Heat and Electricity with Sound | Johnny Smoes

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

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

Summer Term Project

Our main learning question this term is 'Who are the Vikings?' 

Teaching Anglo-Saxons & Vikings at KS2 | Keystage history

We will focus on exploring Histor through art this term.  We will be discovering exciting facts all about the Vikings and how they lived their lives! We will look at:

  • Who are the Vikings?
  • Where did they come from?
  • How did they travel to other countries?
  • Why did the Vikings raid places in the UK?

 This project will have an arts focus, although we will continue to explore other subjects such as science, computing, PSHE and Music. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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