Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Welcome to the Sycamore class page. All of the exciting things that we are going to be learning about over the year will be filed here for you to look at too. I will keep the children updated about when the page has been refreshed so that you can celebrate their hard work.
I would also like to say well done to the class for having such a fantastic day back after the holidays. All of the children have settled in well and they are all really excited about the lessons ahead. Well done!
Great Fire of London Experience Day
Sycamore and Cedar class had a fantastic day learning even more about the Great Fire of London. Our special visitor started off the day by teaching the children different trades from around the time of 1666 including bread making, leather work and weaving. The children got to choose the trades that they wanted to know more about and created some fantastic pieces that they got to take home with them. Later in the day, they got to learn more about the progression of the fire and even got to experience putting out the fire, pulling down houses and exploding buildings to stop the fire from spreading. Mrs Mcnamara and I are so pleased with how immersed the children were and of course for how fantastically well they behaved. We hope you enjoyed it, Year 2.
Fire Engines - Design and Technology
Linking with our theme of 'The Great Fire of London', the children got to explore existing fire engines, design their own engine and then make their final products. We used axles, wheels, washers and a chassis to develop our creations. The children were fantastic at thinking reflectively where they could all suggest what they would have done differently if given the opportunity to create these again.
Here are some pictures to show our design process.
Sycamore class have started to get into the spirit of Christmas by creating their own calendars. We started off by using our handprints in white paint to create little snowmen. After they had dried we decorated each finger using a range of different materials. We hope you love them!
If you have any questions or queries, please contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.