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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Foster & Mrs Brabin

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Becky Foster(1)

Miss Foster - 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 encouraged to change their own reading book during our library session. Reading plus can now be used and we would encourage children to be using this programme at home.



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. TT Rock stars is an excellent programme to pratice times tables and the children should be accessing this at home.




New spellings will be given on Monday and they will be tested on the following Monday.


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


On Tuesday, we have a dance lesson  and we will be swimming at Orford Hub every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit (a blue Dallam T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps) and a water bottle. Also, swimming kit must include a one piece swimming costume for girls and trunks for boys. The children will also need a towel, goggles and it will need to be in a waterproof bag. As the weather is now warmer, please ensure your child has a PE in school everyday as we may decide to do extra PE.

Our Class Author

Our class author for this term is Liz Pichon, the author of the Tom Gates series.

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Liz Pichon studied graphic design and has worked as an art director in the music industry. 

Her freelance design work has appeared on a range of products and she has written and illustrated a number of picture books, including My Big Brother Boris. 

Liz is the author of the best selling TOM GATES series for 9+ readers, which has sold 2,000,000 books in the UK. Tom Gates has been translated into 43 languages and has sold over 4 million copies around the world.  

The first book in the series THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, The Red House Book Award Best Book for Young Readers and the Waterstone┬╣s Best Fiction for 5-12 year olds Prize. 

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Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 30th April- Trip to the Liverpool Tate Museum Art Exhibition.

Monday 1st July- Gospel Performance Trip to Liverpool Anglican Catherdral.

Wednesday 3rd July- Sports Day

Tuesday 9th July- Summer Arts Concert.

Last day of term 24th July- 2:30pm finish.




This half term we will focusing on reading and writing a persuasive leaflet. 

We will be focusing on making our writing cohesive using alliteration, imperative verbs and a variety of tools to persuade the reader.


This half term we will be focusing on further money and units of measure.

You may find the following websites useful:




YouTube - MultiplicationTable


The focus for RE this term will be looking at: How do religious families and communities practice their faith, and what contributions does this make to local life?

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Our topic for Science this term is Sound and Electricity. The children will be making their own circuits.



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Summer Term Project

Our main learning question this term is 'Is it better to stand out or fit?' 

We will focus on designing our own clothing items, looking at different designers and fashion icons . We will be sewing, stitching, tie dyeing and painiting as this term is all about showing our creative flare! We wil be looking at two specific designers: Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.This project will have an arts, textiles and expressive arts focus although we will continue to explore other subjects  such as science, computing, RE and PSHE. 

The following websites provide information on some of the issues we have thought about so far.




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