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 helping us in the mornings.
W/C 12.6.17: The children are working hard on their writing between now and the end of June and will have a non-fiction focus in topic, a narrative focus in English and we will be exploring real life uses of maths, including the management of money.
As we are coming to the end of the year, there are several key dates for the year 6s to remember, they will have had a paper copy of the letter, which is also available in the parents information section, the key dates are as follows:
Monday 3rd July Year 6 transition day at Okehampton College.
Tuesday 18th: Year 6 Science day at Okehampton College.
Wednesday 19th : 4.00-6.00pm Leavers barbecue at school, for this, sausages, burgers, chicken and rolls are provided, we do ask for a £2.00 contribution to cover this (could they please bring this in advance). We also ask that the children bring some other food; e.g. cake, crisps, drinks.
Could children also bring their swimming kit and a towel, water pistols and a change of clothes as they will be getting VERY wet!!!
Thursday 20th: Leavers Awards in the hall 2.00pm and presentation of leavers books. On this day could they bring a spare t-shirt for signing, one that they won’t be wearing in the leaver’s assembly.
Friday 21st: Whole school theatre day in Paignton
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 Spring 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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