Sycamore 

     Teacher - Miss Blake and T.A. is Mrs J Roberts with Miss Perry in the afternoons

Reminders
  • All homework is handed out on a Friday and given in on a Wednesday.
  • Children should bring a labelled water bottle to drink throughout the day.
  • Coats should be brought into school from the onset of the Autumn term.
  • P.E kits are needed for Mondays and Tuesdays.
Phase 3  Homework 
Children will receive the following:
 
  • A piece of work related to what has been covered in the week.
  • Children should be reading 4+ times a week. Reading records will be checked every morning.
  • Please remember that it is expected that your child read 4+ times a week. Your child can read to themselves and then you can sign their book for them. 
    There is a whole school push on reading and if you read 4+ times a week, and complete your homework, your child will even be given a little prize! 
  • Every Friday your child will be given homework that will need to be completed for the following Wednesday. 
    This will always include a 'Talk' homework,  a piece of work to complete that is relevant to that weeks activities, spellings and timestable practice. 
     
  • Children who fail to complete homework on time will be required to complete it in a lunch time homework club. 
Topic
This term our topic will be
The Stone Age,
Bronze Age and Iron Age
We will be covering the following areas
Science: We will be exploring and investigating how different sounds are made through instruments and learning about the anatomy of the ear.
Computing: Children will revise and practice key skills such as creating and saving work using a variety of software. Children will explore and learn to use a programme called Scratch, which uses coding to make characters perform actions.
History: The children will be studying the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods. We will look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. Children will have the opportunity to examine artefacts, look at artwork food and culture from these historical periods. We will also visit the Craven Arms discovery centre to participate in various workshops.
Art: Phase Three’s topic this term is Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and because of this we will be exploring their use of cave paintings and hand stencils. We will be comparing different cave paintings and adopting their style when we create our own cave paintings using chalk and pastels.
R.E: Children will think about factors that can make choosing right over wrong difficult and describe strategies that believers have for dealing with them.
Pupils will be learning about the key aspects of Judaism and thinking about what it means to be a Christian at Easter.
P.S.H.E: Children will learn how to set themselves targets, achieve them and also  how to overcome barriers. In the second half of term pupils will learn to discuss their own and recognise other people’s feelings.
Music: Linking with their science topic on sound, this term in music the children will be exploring a variety of instrumental timbres while also developing their composition and performance skills. They will also be developing their listening and appraising skills while analysing a variety of different musical extracts from different periods in time. 

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On Friday 18th May, Sycamore Class and the rest of the school had a fantastic afternoon celebrating the wedding to be of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The afternoon included a fake wedding with our own Prince Harry and Meghan, dancing/flossing, singing and eating lots of yummy food.  

The Vicar and the Mayoress of Shrewsbury were special visitors and the Mayoress even provided all of the children will beautiful town council badges! 

We all has a brilliant afternoon and are now writing up the experience in our very own newspaper articles. 

Thank you to all of the parents who donated food and came along to help us celebrate!

 Miss Blake and Sycamore Class.'

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'This afternoon, Sycamore Class started to create the different body parts for our whole class Junk Iron Man! We made the classroom very messy but had lots of fun designing and making in our groups. 
Eventually, we will be painting our body parts and joining them together to make one very big Junk Iron Man! 
Thank you to all of the children and parents who brought in so many materials for us to use.'

 

'Sycamore's fun Maths lesson on measuring and comparing different lengths!'

Sycamore Class enjoying a fun afternoon of Stone Age crafts and activities thanks to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Center. 
In groups we learnt how to make Stone Age bowls, flour out of wheat,  thread for clothes out of sheep wool and how to protect our school from attackers with Stone Age sling shots!
 
Here are a few pictures of the fun afternoon we had!'

Sycamore Class showing off their Stone Age jewellery that they made in D.T. last half term

Sport Relief Day

Mother's Day activities

During our Polar Explorer day we had a challenge to make a boat.

The winners of the boat competition were:
Tyler M,  Rio-Jay H,  Lunar-May D and Jessica J
They managed to have a floating boat and save 74 people!!