Welcome to Sycamore Class
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the Spring Term.
This term, Mrs Falcon will teach the children Maths and English in the mornings Monday to Thursday, and will additionally teach Topic, Art and Computing on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Gooding will continue to teach Science on Thursday afternoons. Miss Pallister will be teaching the children on Fridays for English and Maths skills-based work, as well as RE and PSHE.
This term our topics will be
- The Ancient Greeks in History
- Mountains and Rivers (Greece study) in Geography
- Greek pottery in Art
PE will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please make sure that children have their PE kits in school. Their kit can be left at school until the end of the half term as they may need it for other activities. Children can have a grey tracksuit to wear for outside games.
The children's homework for Spring Term (1) is creative and flexible, with many project areas for the children to choose from. The idea is that they complete one task each week, but instead of bringing in their homework each week, they only need to bring it in on the ‘due date’ when we will have a Class Exhibition where they will present their project work. Helpful sites the children might like to use when completing their 'Dip and Do' homework are in the Word document below.
In addition to their project work, we will be sending home weekly spelling work and ask that the children continue to use Mathletics to practise their Mathematics skills.
The children should record their independent reading in their reading journal every time they read. We would ideally like the children to read every day, but the minimum expectation is 3 times a week. Reading records will be checked on a weekly basis.
Parent consultations will take place after half term. If you have any concerns before this date, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the office.