Welcome to Sycamore Class!
My name is Mr Foreman and I am the class teacher. In Sycamore class we are fortunate enough to have the wonderful Mrs Squires and Mrs Day helping us in the mornings and the equally wonderful Mrs Pridham helping us in the afternoons.
W/C 2.10.17: The children are working hard in all subjects, we are focusing on information writing in literacy, based on the text Dragons: Truth, Myth or Legend. In Maths we are covering place value and looking at decimal numbers . We will then apply these skills to solve problems. In science we are looking at changing states and we will be studying Pablo Picasso in art.
We have really enjoyed the first three sessions of our new Mini-Medics after school club (see photo gallery) it has been great fun, as well as teaching us valuable life skills.
For those parents unable to come to the meet the teacher evening, i have given the class newsletter for this term to the children which outlines the key areas that we will be focusing on in our learning this term. If you didn't recieve a paper one for any reason, please see the parents information section below, where there is an electronic version.
Please click on the links below to look at resources to help further your child's understanding when reading and a parents guide to the new 'deeper learning' curriculum.
As well as these please look at the link to our topic web to see the exciting elements of learning that your child experienced in the Autumn Term. Also, following a question I received from a parent, about reading books and what the children should and could be reading, please find below some books recommended for Key stage 2 children, as well as books for reluctant readers. I hope these help.
In class we have been developing a Growth Mindset in order to help us become more effective learners. More information about a Growth Mindset and the amazing effect it has on children's learning is available by clicking on the link in the Useful websites section at the bottom of this page (just above the photo gallery.)
Please also find a link to CEOP's website Think U Know, which has essential information on how to stay safe online, this is useful for children from as young as 5 up to adulthood and highlights the uses and dangers of the internet in an interactive way.
You will also find the weekly home learning here. I have e-mailed each child their IXL password so that they can access their home learning, I have also put a link to the Key stage 2 spelling lists below so that the children can continue to learn the words that are essential for them to be able to spell and use accrately in their independent written work.
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