Sycamore Class Blog

Sycamore’s Equality and Diversity performance week!

Dear parents,

This week, we performed in Winford's Equality and Diversity show. The children performed a dance containing lots of different styles of dancing from all over the world. They were fantastic, and had a great time!

In Maths, we have been working with symmetry and lines of symmetry. We have been looking at different real life examples of where we could find symmetrical shapes, and this has really helped the children!

In English, we have been continuing with our persuasion text of 'Incredible India'. Some members of the class took the hot seat and answered some questions about why India is so incredible.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Super Sycamore story mapping!

Dear parents,

This week, we have been learning our new text 'Incredible India'. The children have created some lovely story maps, and to go with this, some fantastic short dramas as part of a group.

 

In Maths, we have continued with our Geometry topic and learning about different triangles.

This afternoon, we've had a visit from a brass band. The children really enjoyed listening to the music, and some even had a go, too!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Summery week four in Sycamore!

Dear parents,

What a lovely, bright and sunny week it's been this week! The class have been working very hard, despite the heat.

In Maths, we have started our new topic of Geometry, and have been looking at different angles.

In English, we started our new text 'Incredible India'. With this, the children tried some Indian food such as onion bhaji and chicken pakora. They also tried different Indian dips such as mango chutney - they really enjoyed it!

 

We have also enjoyed some time reading our class novel of Harry Potter, under a tree at the end of the day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

 

Sycamore singers

Dear parents,

In Maths this week, we have finished our topic of statistics, looking at bar and line graphs. The children again conducted some of their own research, and monitored the temperature of a cup of tea over the course of a morning. They put their data into a table, and then a line graph.

In English, the children enjoyed taking part in a grammar treasure hunt! I hid lots of different tasks around the room, and the children had to search for them! They thoroughly enjoyed this, and were motivated in completing their grammar task.

we have invented our own losing/finding stories. I am looking forward to reading their hot tasks.

In Music, the children have enjoyed revisiting the songs we have covered over the year. They have enjoyed singing Mama Mia, Stop Bullying and Lean on me - to name a few!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Sycamore data collectors!

Dear parents,

In Maths, we have started a new topic of statistics. We have been looking at pictograms, bar charts and tables. We have conducted some of our research about our favourite food, films and sports and collated this into bar charts. The children then created their own questions about their graph for a friend to answer - they really enjoyed this!

 

In English, we have continued to innovated our losing/finding story! The children have been trying hard to think outside the box, and think of some adventurous, creative vocabulary!

In PSHCE, we have been looking at the human life cycle, and how we grow and change. We will be continuing with this over the next four weeks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

Sycamore Summer scientists!

Dear parents,

This week, the children have been working very hard.

In Maths, we have finished our topic of time by looking understanding hours, days, weeks, months and years! The children were using calendars to help them.

In English, we have started our new fiction losing/finding story - the children are doing well at learning the story!

In Science, the children are learning about electricity. They made circuits to test if the circuit was complete or incomplete. If the circuit was complete, the bulb lit up. They also had to see how many components they could get to work at the same time.

Have a lovely, safe weekend.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

 

 

Sycamore royals!

Dear parents,

Another great and sunny week in Sycamore class!

In Maths, we have continued with our topic of time. Some of the children are still struggling with this, so it would be great if over half term you could practice as much as possible with clocks and telling the time!

In English, the children have produced some fantastic hot tasks and create their own instruction texts.

We had our very own celebrations for the royal wedding on Thursday, the children looked fantastic and really enjoyed the cake!

Have a lovely, safe half term!

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.

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.