End of Term 1

As the end of term grew closer, Sycamore Class participated in a class debate as to whether animals should be kept in captivity. The proposing team were led by Megan and Stan whilst the opposing team were led by Daisy and Jared. All the children helped to build a strong argument each and all children contributed during the debate.

We also enjoyed some Halloween themed activities, such as making zombie cookies and a Halloween Scavenger Hunt.

A big thank you to Freya, who kindly made us all some wonderful and delicious cakes!

The Wild Place

Sycamore Class had a lovely trip to the Wild Place today and the weather was on our side too!

Throughout the day, we were able to see cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, gelada baboons, meerkats and okapis as well as being followed by a confusion of guinea fowl who wanted to join us! The children got up close to the mischievous lemurs whilst learning about why they are an endangered species and considering what life is like for them in captivity. Some children were brave enough to hold a cockroach and others gave them a little stroke!

A big well done to all the children for their brilliant behaviour and for showing the team at the Wild Place how polite, friendly and curious you all are. Finally, a big thank you to Michelle and Hannah for coming along and helping the day run smoothly.

Term 1

Welcome to Sycamore Class!

What a great start to the school year! It has been lovely to see the children showing great attitudes towards learning from the offset.

We have been enjoying discussions and role play activities (see pictures) relating to our class story for this term ‘The Midnight Fox’. This has helped the children to deepen their understanding of ideas, which has supported their writing.

We have been trying to make the most of the last bit of sunshine, so have been taking learning outside where possible, such as the place value riddle hunt shown in pictures. P.E continues to be outside, on Tuesdays, where we have been enjoying some strategy and teamwork games.

Coming soon… Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art and our class debate, ‘To zoo or not to zoo’.

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