Welcome to Sycamore!
Welcome to Sycamore's class page.
We are beginning this term with a fabulous topic ‘a bug’s life’. Your child will not only learn all about bugs in Science but will also study the film and write scenes from it in English. We are also lucky enough to be growing our own butterflies from baby caterpillars.
In English we are beginning the term with ‘a bug’s life’ and then moving onto a fabulous book called ‘Dear Greenpeace’ where your child will be introduced to Emily and the whale in her garden. Within this genre we will learn to write formal and informal letters. We will end English with non-chronological reports. Our spelling test will continue to be every Friday, please keep practising the words with your children as they know there is a big prize for the child who gets the most correct every week this year. Reading at home is beginning to decrease; there is the opportunity for children to win books in assembly by reading three times per week. Please encourage this with your child.
In Mathematics we are consolidating the four operations and revisiting any aspects which the children are still struggling with. These include time, fractions, shapes and measurement.
As you are aware the children will sit some assessments this year, your child does not need to be anxious about these as we already know they will try their hardest. We will sit these assessments as informally as possible and ensure that when they are not sitting the tests, they are having a fabulous time in school doing some fun activities.
A final note, as the weather warms up please ensure your child has cream on and a sun hat. Bottles of water (not juice) can be placed on the children’s desk throughout most of the day allowing them to remain hydrated.