Welcome to Sycamore Class Year 5 & 6
TO SYCAMORE CLASS
Our class team is: Mr Sharp & Mrs Hollingsworth.
Our whole team are looking forward to working with you all this year. We will work hard but also have some fun and create lots of super memories with each and every one of you.
A few things to remember:
Any child requiring an inhaler needs to have it in school every day.
- We enter, from 8.40am, through the main entrance ,and exit at 3.30pm, through the green gate at side of the classrooms.
- Please bring a named water bottle to school each day.
- If you have a sports afterschool club, wear your school uniform and bring your PE kit in a bag so that you can get changed after school.
- Please check all your clothes are labelled, especially coats and jumpers!
- During the colder months, please try to send your children in with coats.
- Please remember our school uniform policy.
Superb Sycamore Swimming!
Sycamore is currently doing some fantastic swimming.
Swimming for Sycamore is every Wednesday in the morning, on their swimming day, could children please come in their PE kit and bring their Swimming Kit to change into (no costumes under clothes).
Our work in Sycamore this term
In Sycamore for this half term, our topic of study is how we can reduce our waste, what we can reuse and how we can protect our local environment by recycling.
For English, we are looking into creating a non-chronological report with our own research, and forming a persuasive letter to our local MP on how we can recycle in our local area!
For Maths, we are honing our fractions into decimal skills along with preparing our fluency at mental addition.
For Geography, we are studying the impact of humans on the local and global stage. Also considering how we might be able to help it.
For Science, we are looking at living things and their habitats, working alongside our geography topic to see how we can protect these precious habitats like the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
For IT, we are practicing our computing skills by increasing our typing speed and learning about sources of information on the internet.
For Guided Reading, we are continuing our study into the rich world of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe alongside exploring the language.
Our Home Learning:
Your current 'set' of 5 spelling words from your 'Super Spelling' booklet, which will be tested through the week.
When an adult has listened to you read, please record this in your reading record. All reading can be recorded not just your school reading book. Remember you can also use Active Learn to read e-Books. Website: ActiveLearn: Login (activelearnprimary.co.uk)
Times tables will be taught in school and should also be practiced at home. Remember you can use the Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) website to practice. Website: Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)
Click below to find your spelling booklet and more information about home learning - reading, spellings and times tables.
We hope that you are going to have a FUN TIME learning this year!
Have a look at our 2023-24 topics by clicking the link below:
Remember to regularly visit our school library, and enjoy the wide variety of books it has on offer. Pick a reading book to read in school and at home.
Have you tried the Mundy Reading Challenge yet? Ask one of our class librarians for more information.
We will be choosing a NEW class reading book for this term - so please give your book suggestions to
What to learn more? Want something different to do at home?
Why don't you have a look at some of these websites that you may find useful and fun (click on the links below), and please let us know what you think of them.
- Active Learn
- TT Rockstars
- Maths puzzles and investigations
- KS2 SATs bitesize revision English, Maths, Science
- Science quizzes
- Homework help
We are looking forward to an amazing term ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.