Sycamore Class Blog

Sycamore chefs!

Dear parents,

This week has been an exciting week for Sycamore class.

As our topic is Europe, we have had a special visitor to school to help us cook some savoury Danish pastries! They looked really delicious. Most of the children tried them at home and really enjoyed them, so thank you for cooking them with the children!

During the visit, we also identified lots of ingredients from around the world, and the children had to identify whether the ingredients had come from a place in Europe or not. Then, the had to identify how far the ingredients had travelled to get to the UK. We also looked at these countries on a map!

We also tried some different European foods such as chorizo, quiche lorraine and brioche. The children particularly enjoyed the brioche and chorizo!

In Maths, we have finished our topic of money, and have started our new topic of time!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke.

Sycamore’s week four!

Dear parents,

We have had another good week in Sycamore.

In Maths, we have been working hard with our new topic of money. If you could work with your children at home ensuring they can recognise coins, and maybe let them work out the change when you go to the shops!

In English, we have finished our warning stories. The children have listened well to feedback and produced some fantastic pieces of work. It would be great if you could make sure the children are learning their spellings every week, this will help with their writing.

In PE, we have been learning how to do discus and we have been practicing our relay, it was great fun!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Sunny end to week 3 in Sycamore!

Dear parents,

What a lovely end to the week, and a well deserved sunny bank holiday for the children.

This week, we have been working so hard! In Maths, we have started our new topic of money, the children have been using coins to calculate pounds and pence.

In English, we have finished innovating our warning stories, ready to prepare our own next week.

The children who took part in military school had their pass out parade, whilst the rest of the class did some drama activities! Here are some pictures of the military school children in their pass out parade.

Have a lovely, safe weekend.

Miss Burke.

Sycamore Science and sports stars!

Dear parents,

We've had a fantastic week in Sycamore this week!

In Maths, the children have continued to work hard with decimals.

In English, we have been continuing with our warning story, and some of the children took the hot seat! They got into character and others asked some questions - the children showed a really good understanding of the text.


In Science, we have been experimenting with sound as an insulator!

We also took part in a dance afternoon at Winford Academy - the children really enjoyed it! We learnt lots of different styles of dance including flamenco, samba, street and Irish dancing. The children will perform the dance in July!

As well as this, some children took part in a football match, and last week, cross country.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Summer has started in Sycamore!

Dear parents,

What a lovely first week back it has been to start the Summer term!

The sun has been shining, and the children have had their thinking caps on!

In Maths, we have continued with our topic of decimals, finding which decimal numbers make a whole.

In English, we have started a new fiction story, a warning story! The children have been focusing on vocabulary and grammatical features.

We have also started our new topic of Europe and European culture! The children have created some wonderful posters to show their findings of Europe.

Have a fantastic, safe weekend!

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Sycamore Easter superstars!

Dear parents,

Thank you to those of you who made it to our Easter service to watch the children perform their song and poem. As I'm sure you'll agree, they did a fantastic job!

This week has been another good week where the children have been working really hard.

In Maths, we have been continuing to learn about decimals, focusing on tenths and hundredths.

In English, we have been writing our own marvellous poems! The children really enjoyed this.

If you could practice the children's spellings and times tables over the Easter holidays that would be great.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday.


Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Sycamore’s week four!

Dear parents,

A great week in Sycamore class this week!

In Maths, we have started our new topic of decimals, building on what we know about fractions to help us!

In English, we have started a new poetry topic to see us through until the end of term. Today, we started planning our own poems!

In Topic, we used our DT skills to create our own Titanic book covers! Some of the designs and materials used were lovely. Here are some examples of some of the children's work:

Have a lovely and safe weekend!

Miss Burke.

Sycamore adventurers!

Dear parents,

As I'm sure you're aware, this week we've been on our residential to Kingswood in North Wales. It is safe to say the children had a brilliant time doing some adventurous activities, from the 3G swing, nightline, climbing and caving, the children gave everything a good go! All the teachers on the trip were so impressed with how the children showed resilience, determination and great team work skills and pushed themselves through activities even when they found them tough. Here are some photos of our trip!

In Maths, we have finished our topic of fractions and we are ready to move onto decimals next week! If you could continue to practice times tables with the children at home, that would be great.

In English, we have written our recounts of our Belfast trip!

Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Burke.

Sycamore singers!

Dear parents,

Another fantastic week in Sycamore class this week.

In Maths, the children are working really hard with fractions. We are working out fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions and counting in fractions - feel free to test your children! It would also be great if you could continue to practice their times tables with them at home.

In English, we have been preparing to write a recount about our exciting trip to Belfast! The children are currently innovating their work!

In music, we have discovered some super star Sycamore singers! Our new song we're focusing on is 'Lean on me' by Bill Whithers. The children have absolutely loved this so far and I'm hearing some beautiful voices.

In PSHCE/Topic we put together some fantastic freeze frames reenacting the night of the Titanic disaster. They were so good, we showed them to Mrs Atherton who was so impressed!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Burke and Mr Mckenzie-Owens.

Sycamore’s Belfast trip and first week back!

Dear parents,

What a busy but fantastic week we've had in Sycamore class! As you all know, we had a very exciting trip to Belfast.

Due to the snowy weather, our flight was delayed, which did mean we didn't get to see as much of the museum as we'd hoped!

However, what a fantastic, exciting adventure we had! Some of the children flew on a plane for the first time and got to see Belfast city! The children were beautifully behaved throughout the whole trip, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Here are some photos of our adventure.

The children learnt a lot about themselves, and overcame some of their fears. A huge well done!

Have a lovely, restful weekend.

Miss Burke.