Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary

"Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Welcome to Sycamore's class page. Here, you can find out what we've been up to and what's coming up. We are very excited about the year ahead and we hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work! Please visit again soon to follow our learning journey across the year.


Useful information



This term, PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday and we'll be doing gymnastics. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days.


Home learning

Reading - Please read to an adult at home at least three times each week. You can find comprehension questions to use at home here.

Spelling - Complete the weekly spelling assignment set every Thursday on Spelling Shed. You can find further spelling resources here.

Times tables - Practise your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars at least three times each week.

Mission jigsaw - Choose one or more of the mission-linked activities to complete at home. Please submit photos of your work on ClassDojo to share with the class!


Items to bring in daily

  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch
  • Reading book
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing 

Items to leave in school

  • Pencil case
  • Wellies

Term 2

Our mission question: How did the ancient Egyptians show their beliefs?

 Mission overview for website.pdfDownload
 Mission jigsaw Y34 Term 2.pdfDownload
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Bristol Museum trip

We loved our trip to Bristol Museum to look at the Egyptian artefacts. We also took part in a workshop where we got to handle real and replica artefacts. 

Preparing for our final compositions...

Egyptian cartouche

In history, we learnt about the importance of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone and how this lead to being able to understand Egyptian hieroglyphs. We created our own cartouche with our name and discovered it is enclosed so the Gods would protect the person whose name is inside.


We learnt about how the ancient Egyptians mummified bodies. We mummified a child in the class removing her organs: stomach, intestines, liver and lungs and put these in canopic jars to preserve them. Through her nose, we pulled out the brain and disposed of it as the Egyptians didn't think it was important! We created our own double page spread about the mummification process.

Term 1

Our mission question: What makes Europe special?

 Mission jigsaw Y34 Term 1.pptDownload
 Mission overview - What makes Europe special.pdfDownload
 Spelling Stage 3 Term 1.pdfDownload
 Spelling Stage 4 Term 1.pdfDownload
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Our Dot Gallery

During our moving up afternoon before the summer holiday, we enjoyed reading The Dot, by Peter H Reynolds. Like Vashti in the story, we got creative with dots and followed where it took us...

Life skills 

We loved our visit into the life skills tent and learning about 'It's great to be me!' We loved seeing Harold the giraffe too!

Failed Projects

We read The Barnabus Project, by The Fan Brothers, and invented our own Failed Projects to feature in innovated versions of the story.

Watercolour techniques

In preparation to paint a Monet-inspired landscape, we experimented with six different watercolour techniques and recorded examples in our sketchbooks: wet on dry, a graduated wash, wet on wet, a blend, drybrush and wax resist...

Then, we applied our new skills in an impressionist painting of the moon reflected on water...

How are mountains formed?

We created actions to help us remember how the four main types of mountains are formed. Next, we wrote about the formation of the mountains and drew diagrams. 

What is Italy like?

We created our own maps to show different geographical features of Italy. We found major cities, countries bordering Italy, mountain ranges and seas around Italy.