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’.

Welcome to Sycamore Class 2018-2019!

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Term 5

Please see letter home regarding grammar homework in term 5 and term 6:

Sycamore-grammar-homework-letter.-18.4.18

Term 4

What a busy term we have had! We have really enjoyed our class novel this term: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. During our guided reading sessions, we have been learning to read expressively in front of an audience and look exploring language features used by the author. We are really proud of the powerful words we are collecting to use in our writing.

Read Theory and Doodle maths are both going extremely well and the effort that the children are putting in at home is apparent. Well done Sycamore.

We all enjoyed getting messy creating our Georgia O’Keeffe inspired printing and pastel work and writing our personification poems which looked tremendous on display at the annual Bulb Show. Well done to the Sycamore class winners: Megan, Lexie and Alfie from Year 4 and Riley, Alice and Ella from Year 5 for their handwriting. For the art work, Maisie, Amy and Sid from Year 4 and Jonny, Jon Jon and Luca from Year 5.

Book week was a terrific success. It was great to see so many of the children enjoying Bedtime stories and hot chocolate. Despite the interruption of snowy weather, we managed to enjoy celebrating World Book Day in style. The children all looked fabulous. Additional activities included designing book jackets and book marks.

Finally, Female Friday was a great success. We were able to take our learning outside whilst on a hunt for the letters of the alphabet in the natural environment. We also demonstrated great resilience and problem solving skills in maths, whilst solving the mystery of the missing World Book Day Costume.

Thank you to Sycamore Class for all of their hard work this term.

Mrs Morris and Mrs Candy

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