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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Foster & Mrs Brabin

Teaching Assistant - Mrs JenkinsImage result for sycamore tree

Becky Foster(1)

Miss Foster - Class Teacher

Autumn Term Project

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

We will focus on writing our own Greek Myths and exploring the lives of the Ancient Greeks. We will also focus on the story of King Midas and Hercules and the Hydra  . This project will have a history, art, drama focus although other subjects will be explored such as science, computing, RE and PSHE. 

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

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/greek-life-and-culture

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zc8yb9q

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greece.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-faImage result for ancient greekcts-about-the-ancient-greeks/Image result for ancient greek

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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 following Wednesday. 

P.E

We have P.E on 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 was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and a treasury of original, evergreen, and beloved children's books. He remains for many the world's No. 1 storyteller.

 

Dates for your diary:

28.11.18 Christmas Fair

English

This half term we will focusing on reading and writing a Greek Myth linked to our project question. 

We will be focusing on making our writing cohesive using adverbial phrases, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. We will continue to work on our sentences using a variety of ways to extend them. In grammar, we will focus on pronouns and direct speech. 

Maths

This half term we will be focusing on place value, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

You may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

R.E

Our topic this  term is 'Hinduism'. 

 

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Science

Our topic for Science this half term is states of matter. Throughout this topic we will look at different solid's, liquids and gases and carry out a range of scientific experiments. We will also look at heating and cooling.

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