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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Foster 

Teaching Assistant - Mr BoulterImage result for sycamore tree

Becky Foster(1)

Miss Foster - Class Teacher

Reading Champions

Children should be reading every night at home for at least 15 to 20 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.

https://login.readingplus.com/

 

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.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Spellings

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

Homework

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

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 Mondays & Wednesdays, as the weather is now changing please make sure your child has suitable footwear and warmer clothing such as plain black jogging bottoms, warm coat etc.

Our Class Author

Our class author for this term is Roald Dahl and our class library is filled with many of his famous books and poems.

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Children's author Roald Dahl wrote the kids' classics 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Matilda,' and 'James and the Giant Peach,' among other famous works.

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screen writer, and fighter pilot His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

 



 

 


 


 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

The week beginning the 21st of October is also our Hopes and Dreams week at school.

Thursday 24th October is the Halloween Disco.

 

 

English

This half term we will focusing on reading and writing about Greek myths and chronological reports.

We will be focusing on making our writing cohesive using a variety of grammar techniques such expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, adveribials and paragraphs.

Maths

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

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 Christianity. Our focus will be on two questions: Why are some occasions sacred to believers? What lights our way?

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Science

Our topic for Science this term is states of matter and Animals including Humans.

The children will be making observations, investigating and taking part in a range of scientifical experiments to explore solids, liquids and gases. A useful website to look at is:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h

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They will also be looking at the characteristics of animals and humans. Thinking about their movements, life span, senses and habitats. Please click the link below to find some useful information.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/science/index.html

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Autumn Term Project

Our main learning question this term is 'What Makes A Great Story?' 

We will focus on exploring a range of Greek myths looking at character roles and story plots. We will be creating our own Greek myths that we will be displaying on our writing wall of fame. We will research the rich history of the Ancient Greeks and learn about what life was like as an adult or a child. This project question will allow the children to indulge in exciting topics such as mythical creatures, soldiers, battles, Greek gods and many more. This project will have a history 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 topics we will come to explore.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxytpv4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc8yb9q

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html

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