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.
This term, PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday and we'll be doing football and gymnastics with our external coach, Liam. Please come to school wearing your PE kit (white top and black shorts/joggers) on these days.
Reading - Please read to an adult at home at least three times each week. You can find comprehension questions to use at home 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
- Reading book and reading record
- Appropriate outdoor clothing
Items to leave in school
- Pencil case
- Painting shirt
Our mission question: Who settled in Britain and why?
Our mission question: Where does our water come from?
Class trip to Slimbridge
This term Sycamore class went on a wonderful field trip to Slimbridge Wetland Centre to support our Mission on ‘Where does our water come from?’ We experienced the water cycle first-hand, investigating water as it moves through wetland habitats; slowing down and getting cleaner on its way to the river. We were blessed with glorious sunshine and even had time at the end to feed the birds!
This term, we've been learning about the Hindu faith and the festival of Diwali. We made colourful Rangoli patterns and lit candles to represent the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
We've been exploring the work of Canadian artist, Emily Carr. She was inspired by nature and she loved to paint trees. We learnt four new oil pastel techniques (blending, tinting, scumbling and sgraffito) and applied these to reproduce parts of her paintings. We’ll be taking inspiration from our beautiful forest for our final compositions.
This term, we have been using maps to explore our world's rivers, including the River Severn.