Sycamore Class

Termly Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

Mr Rimmer will be joining us in class in the mornings, and Mr McKenzie-Owens will be supporting the class in the afternoons.

Our topic for this term is Transport, where we will be looking at the history of railways and the Titanic. When studying the Titanic, we will look at its history and how it all began. We will be looking at key dates and events, and the significance of the disaster. We will also be looking at railways, how they first came about, and the roles of significant people throughout the creation of railways as a form of transport.

I’m really looking forward to our new topic, and have some more exciting things planned! I will be taking the children on 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 our place value skills, learning to understand the value of 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s. We will learn how to identify the value of a digit, and partition numbers appropriately. We will also be enhancing our knowledge of addition and subtraction this term. 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. We will be starting the term by focusing on journey stories. The class will also focus on their spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation skills.

In Science, we will be focusing on living things and their habitats, and will be exploring outdoors to help us with this.

In RE, we will be exploring Christianity and Sikhism to enrich our understanding of the world and different religions.

The children will have PE with Mr Rimmer every Wednesday afternoon and also on a Friday with myself. 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 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 Autumn term! If you have any queries, please feel free to come and see at the end of the school day.


Miss Burke, Mr Rimmer and Mr McKenzie Owens.