Sycamore & Elm Class
Welcome to Sycamore and Elm Class
Sycamore class is taught by Miss Flavin.
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, however due to current Covid guidelines, we currently are asking children to come to school in their PE kit daily. Wherever possible, 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: Anglo Saxons and Scots
Our Learning Journey for summer term 1 is: Anglo Saxons and Scots
Our theme for summer term 1 begins with a History and DT focus.
In History we will be learning about the British settlements of the Anglo Saxons and Scots. We will be looking at key themes in this topic such as: leadership, conflict, religion and society. During this term we will be learning about what invaders and settles are as well as where the Anglo Saxons came from and why they invaded Britain. We will also be looking at how Anglo Saxons changed Britain whilst further developing our map skills we learnt in the autumn term. We will be asking and discussing questions such as: What were the Anglo Saxons looking for? What were the Anglo Saxons settlements like? and Who were the Scots? to develop interest and curiosity within the topic. Simultaneously, within DT the children will be looking at Saxon textile patterns by investigating, developing the skills that were used in making of the textile patterns, planning and making their own Saxon textile patterns.
One of our key texts for the term is the book ‘Stone age Boy’ by Saboshi Kitamura. We will be travelling back in time and using this non-fiction story to continue to develop our techniques within our own writing. In maths this term in Elm and Sycamore we will be carrying on developing our understanding of fractions and revisiting telling the time by looking at O’clock, half past, past and quarter to as well as telling the time to the minute and using a 24-hour clock. We would love for you to encourage telling the time at home! In Willow class we will be recapping bonds to 10 and 100, compare and ordering decimals and money. Our topic this term in Science is called ‘Listen Up’. We will be investigating how sound is made, how sound travels as well as understand how we hear sound and what pitch and volume is. We will be using vibrations and exploring instruments to develop understanding of how sound travels. During PSHE we will be looking at different relationships. We will be looking at who to talk to if we have a worry or concern, what it feels like to ‘belong’, and discussing how it feels to be a part of a family and friendship group.
Within our LORIC programme we will be developing our communication skills. In RE we will be investigating the question ‘Peace- Why should we give it a chance?’ we will be breaking this question down by discussing what ‘peace’ means to them, how ‘peace’ is symbolised and why ‘peace’ important to different people. In PE we will be focusing on developing physical skills by practicing a range of skills with control and consistency. Additionally, in ICT we will be focusing on ‘Writing for different audiences’ looking at how changing font and size can affect the impact of text.