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Christmas and the end of term is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing -
it's time for Year 5 to put on their Christmas Production!
The children have been given their scripts and have auditioned for their preferred role.
The cast has been chosen and the children are working hard to learn their lines and the words to the wonderful songs that accompany the production.
We would really appreciate your support with helping your child to learn their lines.
The production will be on Thursday, 14th December 2023 at 2:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you!
Sycamore Christmas decoration Day 30.11.23
Dress Up Day!
The children looked fabulous in their Halloween costumes!
In Maths the children have been learning multiples, factors, prime and square numbers. To support their learning in these areas the children used manipulatives to create arrays.
The children worked really well and enjoyed the activity of independently using an atlas to support their learning. They located and labeled the seven continents, located the Alps on a world map and on a map of Europe as well as locating the eight countries that the Alps are in.
We hope you had an enjoyable half term and are ready for the challenges, experiences and fun that await you this term!
The children will be studying Geography this term - our Topic is What is life like in the Alps? During the topic the children will be locating the Alps on a world map and identifying and labeling the eight countries they spread through, they will be locating physical and three human characteristics in the Alps, researching and describing the physical and human features of Innsbruck as well as much more!
In English the children will be carrying out their own research to support their writing of a biography of Charles Dickens. This carries on the theme of life in the Victorian period studied last term as well as linking to our Christmas production - Bah Humbug!
As the weather is becoming cooler, please ensure that children wear tracksuit bottoms, T-shirt and sweatshirt for PE lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays.
As always, we would love for you to visit our class page regularly to keep up to date with the activities the children are doing as well as seeing photographs of the children hard at work!
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To begin our DT topic - Bridges - the children worked really well exploring how to reinforce a beam structure to improve its strength.
The children thoroughly enjoyed carrying out their own research on our
'Author of the Term' Berlie Doherty.
Part of our P.E. this term is OAA (outdoor adventurous activities). The children have been extremely successful working individually, collaboratively in pairs and groups to solve problems. Children take it in turns to lead groups and are developing excellent negotiation skills. They are encouraged to be inclusive of others, share ideas to create strategies and plans to produce the best solution to a challenge.
During a science lesson the children investigated the effect of friction on different objects.
Welcome to Sycamore
Mrs Stuart and Mrs Try will be working with the children this year.
We are really looking forward to working with the children this year. The children have settled in well and are extremely keen to learn new things and extend their knowledge which is lovely to see!
We would love you to regularly visit our Class Page to keep updated with the activities the children have been doing in class. Photos will be uploaded on a regular basis.
This term in History we will be learning about the Victorians. We will be investigating the local history during this period. We will be learning about the changes to the family over a period and suggest reasons for these changes, linking them to national events.
Our English will be linked to our history and will include drama which the children will be able to use to help in their writing of different genres, including poetry, diary entries, biographies, and movie critics. During our English lessons the children will be using a new strategy to support their writing – Talk it, Trade it cards – which enables the children to share ideas. Our ‘Author of the Term’ is Berlie Doherty. The children have already carried out some research about her and found out some very interesting facts – ask your child to tell you a little about her.
We have PE every Tuesday and Friday so please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days. As the weather begins to cool, please make sure your child’s PE kit includes jogging bottoms and sweatshirt.
On those days children are expected to wear the following:
- Plain white T-shirt or a plain T-shirt in the colour of the House that your child is in.
- Plain navy blue/black shorts (in warmer weather)
- Plain navy blue/black jogging bottoms (in colder weather)
- Plain navy blue/black sweatshirt
All items are available from the school office.
Trainers must be worn for all PE lessons. This is a serious health and safety risk and can result in serious slips, trips and falls. Children will NOT be permitted to participate in P.E if they are not wearing the correct footwear.
If your child has pierced ears only small studs are permitted. However, on the days that your child has PE these must be removed by the adult prior to coming to school or by the child before the PE lesson. Staff are not permitted to assist your child in the removal of earrings, nor can they provide a covering – you may choose to do so at home. No other jewellery can be worn during the PE lesson.
If you are experiencing difficulty in providing PE kit for your child, please speak to me or contact the school office for some advice and support.
Reading records have been sent home with the children. Children should be reading every night at home. I would encourage all parents to listen to their children read as often as possible as this clearly has a positive impact on their writing skills.
Homework is sent home in a Homework book. This is given to the children on a Friday and is due back in school on Thursday. It will consist of spellings, English, Maths, and something linked to another subject.
Please feel free to come and speak to us at any time if you have any questions. Our class timetable and overview of this term's learning are below for your information.