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. Please come to school in your PE kit 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
- Packed lunch
- Reading book
- Appropriate outdoor clothing
Items to leave in school
- Pencil case
Our mission question: Where does our water come from?
We began our mission 'Where does our water come from?' We started by looking at solids, liquids and gases. We investigated which fizzy drink had the most carbon dioxide in by shaking the bottles until they had gone flat.
States of matter
We continued our science this week looking at heating and cooling. We melted chocolate over 3 different temperatures of water to find out which melted the chocolate the fastest.
During our mission day we also looked at different states of water and did 3 experiments: boiling a kettle to watch evaporation and condensation; melting 2 ice cubes- one with added salt, measuring the change in temperature and melting ice cubes on cling film over warm water to watch the condensation happening.
In art this week, we've been using collage to create the illusion of movement. We thought carefully about colour, shape and texture, as well as how to position our cut-outs on the page. Next, we'll be applying our skills in a larger piece inspired by Bristol-based artist Jenny Urquhart. We can't wait!
The water cycle
This week we had lots of fun learning about the water cycle. We read the book 'Drop' who told us about the water cycle. We finished the day by making our own mini water cycles using a clear plastic cup, soil, cress and put cling film over the top to watch the water cycle in action!
This week we learnt about the different parts of a river (we enjoyed singing songs to help us remember them!) We used atlases to help us find the rivers in the UK.
Thank you so much to FOSSA for funding our lovely new library of fabulous French books! We can't wait for our next opportunity to read them... C'est fantastique!