Sycamore & Elm Class
Welcome to Sycamore and Elm Class
Sycamore class is taught by Miss Flavin. Mrs Oughton is the teaching assistant.
Elm class is taught by Mr Bosworth and Miss Cumley.
Each half term, the class will be set a homework project linked to their curriculum theme. In order to make maths fun and enjoyable, we will also send a maths fluency fact sheet home for the term, which gives the opportunity for children to spot mathematical patterns, make mathematical connections and speed up their calculation skills. They will also have a list of spellings for the term. All of the letters, which contain this information, are recorded on this page under Sycamore and Elm Curriculum Information.
P.E. will be on a Thursday. Please make sure your child comes to school in their full school PE Kit. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and that if your child cannot take out their own earrings that they are taken out before school. We will be trying to get outside as much as possible.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. They should record their reading in their reading records.
This Term's Theme: Africa
Our Learning Journey this term is called: Africa
Our theme for Spring term 1 begins with a Geography and Art focus.
In Geography we will be exploring Africa. We will be investigating questions such as ‘where in the world is Africa?’ and looking at what the different countries in Africa are like. We will also be investigating Nelson Mandela and why he was important, whilst also exploring what African Culture is like. In Art, we are going to be completing Tinga Tinga artwork researching the artist Noel Kapanda as our inspiration.
In writing, we are going to be focusing on creating non-chronological reports based on African animals. This will enable the children to explore non-fiction and build on the skills and knowledge that they already have. In maths this term we will be further developing our multiplication and divisions skills. We will be looking at when it is necessary to regroup and consolidating our methods with problem solving questions. Within our Science topic this term we will be investigating ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ as well as looking at how we can help our habitats. Through careful observations, experimentation and asking questions we will be learning about our environment and how climate change has changed habitats. During PSHE we will be focussing on ‘Dreams and Goals’, we will be looking at setting dreams and goals and how we can work to achieve them. Within our LORIC programme we will be developing our resilience skills. In RE we will be investigating the question ‘How and why do people show their commitments during the journey of life?’