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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. Oxford Reading buddy can now be used and we would encourage children to be using this programme at home. The children are expected to read every evening and should have their book signed by an adult. Class teachers will check this everyday.

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,



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


Homework each week is for the children to read and complete timestables work at home on Oxford Reading Buddy or TT Rock Stars. The children will also be given additional homework either paper based to be done in homework books or on google classroom.

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.


Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit (a blue Dallam T-shirt, black shorts and trainers) 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.


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:

National Poetry Day 7.10.21






This half term we will focusing on writing our own myths and creating non-chronological reports.

We will be focusing on improving our writing using conjunctions, adverbials, expanded noun phrases and exciting vocabulary.

We will also be reading some brilliant texts such as 'The lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis and 'How to be a Viking' by Cressida Cowell and completing some English activities based around this.


This term we will be focusing on Place Value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

You may find the following websites useful:




YouTube - MultiplicationTable


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

The focus will also be on Christianity and God. The key question for this term is 'How and why is the bible used?'


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Our topic for Science this term is States of Matter.

States of matter - Sketchplanations

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



Autumn Term Project

Our main learning question this term is 'What legacy will you leave behind?' 

Teaching Anglo-Saxons & Vikings at KS2 | Keystage history

We will focus on exploring History in this term. We will be discovering exciting facts all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and how they lived their lives! We will look at:

  • Who are the  Anglo-Saxons/Vikings?
  • Where did they come from?
  • How did they travel to other countries?
  • Why did the Vikings raid places in Britain?

We will be completing research, exploring topics, answering questions and writing about the Anglo-Saxons/Vikings. If you would like to do some research at home with your children BBC Bitesize is a great place to start.


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







































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