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. Miss Love is the teaching assistant.
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: Shang Dynasty
Our Learning Journey this term is called: Shang Dynasty.
Our theme for Autumn Term 1 begins with a History and DT focus. We will be looking at one of the first civilisations that was established in Ancient China. We will be researching questions such as: How do we know about the Shang Dynasty? and What was it like for people living in the Shang Dynasty? We will also be identifying key significant moments that have happened during this time and begin to chronologically date these events. During DT we will be comparing the Shang Dynasty to parts of modern Chinese culture amid this we will be planning, designing and making Chinese gift boxes.
We will be carrying this terms themes through to our English. One of our English key texts is The Happy Prince. We will be looking at different key points in the story whilst focusing on various grammar, punctuation and writing techniques to create our own entertaining story. In maths this term we will be focusing on counting in hundreds, place value as well as comparing and ordering numbers. In science we will be investigating light and shadows. Through careful observations, experimentation and asking questions we will recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is an absence of light. We will also be noticing how light reflects from a variety of surfaces and how shadows can be formed from changing the orientation of objects. During PSHE we will be looking at ‘Being Me in My World’. We will be getting to know one another within our classes and addressing how we can be a ‘good class member’ by creating a whole class charter. Within our LORIC programme year 3 will be developing their communication skills whereas year 4 will be developing their initiative skills. In RE we will be developing our knowledge on Christianity by discussing the question ‘What kind of world would Jesus want?’ In PE the children will be focusing on developing their footwork skills, including balance and coordination.