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Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely Easter, I’m sure the children are refreshed and ready to embrace their learning as we are now starting our Summer term in Sycamore class!

Our topic for this term is Europe, where we will be looking at the history of Europe, famous European people and art, and the European Union. We will unpick various European cities and their history. We will begin to understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown,  caught and processed.

I’m really looking forward to our new topic, and have some more exciting things planned! I will be taking the children school trips relating to these subjects, which will enrich our learning. I will give you more information as the time gets closer.

In Maths, we will be very busy and working hard on decimals, fractions, statistics and geometry skills. We will also continue to focus our times tables, it would be great if you could support the children at home with this. Times tables games are a fun way to improve skills and fluency.

In English, we will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including some fun and enthusing poetry work. The class will also focusing on their spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation skills.

Mrs Leader will continue to take the class for Science and now Computing. In RE, we will be exploring Christianity, including Jesus the healer and we will explore Islam.

The children will have PE with our school sports coach every Tuesday afternoon and also on a Friday with Mr Rimmer. It would be best for the children bring their PE kit to school every Monday morning, and take home on a Friday.

Homework will be given every Monday and will need to be returned by Friday. This will include one piece of English and Maths and weekly spellings. If you could read with your children at home a little each night, that would really support the children with their reading and writing.

I am really looking forward to starting the new Summer term! If you have any queries, please feel free to come and see at the end of the school day.


Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.