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Sycamore

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Our Class Teacher is Miss Shepherd

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Evans and Mrs Rasel

We are focussing on increased independence with a push on organisational skills and time management to prepare us for secondary school. With that in mind, children must make sure they are responsible for bringing their PE kit, reading Diary and reading book to school each day. Diaries are checked regularly by Sycamore staff so this is a good way to communicate between home and school.

 

Homework will be set on a Friday and is due for completion by the following Wednesday. Weekly homework tasks will be written in Diaries and on this class page. Routine homework will be spellings to learn based on the requirements set for Y6, an on-line Grammar test (SPaG.com) and a maths task. We have an in-school homework club on a Wednesday lunch-time for those who struggle to complete homework on time. Your child's SPaG.com password is on a sticker in their Diary.

We also now have a school subscription to Times-tables RockStars, an on-line platform to help support fluency in mathematics. All children have an individual log-in for this site which is also stuck in their Diary.

 

PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday, we will be practicing skills for netball and hockey, there are a few tournaments organised by the PE department during this term.

 Please ensure you send your children with an appropriate PE kit - long jogging bottoms and hoodies as it gets colder. Please ensure they also have a pair of trainers (not plimsolls) for when we teach PE on the field, these shoes must be separate from their every day school shoes as they can get wet and muddy. Thank you.

 

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Our half-termly topic is Stargazers, looking at varied aspects of this topic from the recent book by our own Astronaut, Tim Peake, to the Science behind comets and craters. We will be looking at the phases of the moon and how our tides are affected by these as well as discussing how events are reported in Newspapers and various conspiracy theories behind the first moon landing. 

In Science we will be looking at Animals including Humans, and how bodies work. We will have the opportunity to look at dissections at UAH and we have a healthy-living workshop organised by our pastoral team.

We will be listening to and making music inspired by space, creating prints of the moon, making rockets that work and looking at the work of Peter Thorpe-space artist.

We have a whole school focus on investigation, getting children to ask questions and pose solutions to problems- across the curriculum. This half term will see children looking at their own heart-rates in comparison to others and in various situations as well as designing and making rockets. 

This is a short half-term with lots to pack in, we are looking forward to an exciting journey!

 

If you would like to help prepare your child for the statutory tests next May then we have attached resources to help you on this page. If you have any questions or would like a chat then please contact school, we would be happy to help.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Katherine Shepherd (Class Teacher)

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