Welcome to Sycamore Class!

It’s so good to be back in school after such a long wait!

We are a class of 30 amazing Y5  children taught by Mrs Padfield.

 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Glover.  Mrs Griffin also works in Sycamore Class.  Mrs O’Donnell teaches on a Wednesday afternoon and Mr Garvey does P.E. on Thursday afternoons.

 

Contact details

I will communicate urgent information via ParentApp, otherwise I shall be posting what we have been doing on the class blog.

 

Curriculum

We are following a Whole School Recovery Program for the first two full weeks using the book:

HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers.

 

Click on the link below if you would like to follow along:

The aim is to help the children settle back into school post-lockdown in a supportive way.

We will return to the normal full curriculum the week beginning 21st September. Topic Web to follow.

 

Year 5 School Day

Year 5 Start of the day – 9am

End of the day – 3pm

Please drop your child off at the school gates in the morning.

I will bring the children to the gate at home time.

Children with siblings in other classes will arrive and leave with them if their time is earlier.

Children leaving at 2;40  2;50 and 3pm to meet siblings, will wait on the playground with Tracey.

 

I will set a task for the children who arrive early to be done in the morning, which the rest of the children will do at the end of the day so that they aren’t missing out on any learning.

 

A few notes…

Reading Books

Reading Books will sent home as normal. Due to having to quarantine books for 3 days when they are returned, there may be a shortage of books to go home. If there isn’t a book available on your child’s level, please choose a book from home to read or you could use the ebooks on websites such as Oxford Owl or Love4Reading. You can record their reading as normal in their Reading Record.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

Homework

This will be online and set on Friday – starting with the week beginning 21st September. There will be Maths and English every week plus reading, spellings and times tables.

Water Bottles: Children should bring their water bottle every day and take it home every day to be cleaned.

Coats!

Please send your child with a coat as we may be taking the opportunity to take our learning outside.

 

Growth Mindset

In Sycamore Class we work with a GROWTH MINDSET. This means we have a go, try different strategies to solve a problem, try our best and try not to say ‘I can’t do it’ but ‘I can’t do it yet’.

We also aim to ‘ Encourage one another and build each other up’ – 1 Thesslonians 5:11.

We love to share our thoughts and feelings on a range of topics and issues and are very good at expressing ourselves!

We thoroughly enjoy our daily Stilling Time which promotes our mental well-being. We use a variety of resources and activities for Stilling Time such as breathing techniques, Gonoodle, calming music, mindfulness colouring and yoga.

 

Golden Peg

To get your name on the Golden Peg is a great honour! It  is given for a variety of reasons e.g. for effort, perseverance with a challenging task, achievement or for a kind act.

 

Please find below a glossary of the terms used for English – this includes key grammar terms:

English_Glossary

 

Please click on the links below to access the following information about Sycamore Class:

Academic Year 2019/20

Our topic for Spring Term is…  Amazon Adventure.

This is  geography based topic.

Please more details in the topic web below:

Amazon Adventure Topic Web – 2020

Spring Timetable:

SPRING TERM TIMETABLE 2020

 

Autumn Newsletter:

Autumn Newsletter 2019

Timetable:

SYCAMORE CLASS TIMETABLE Y5 Autumn Term 2019

Topic Information:

Our topic for the Autumn term is … GROOVY GREEKS.

Please find more details in the topic web below:

Autumn Term Groovy Greeks Topic Web 2019

 

Timetable:

SYCAMORE CLASS TIMETABLE Y5 Summer 1st Half Term 2019

SYCAMORE CLASS TIMETABLE Y5 Spring 2nd Half Term 2019

Sycamore Timetable

Class Letters: 

Sycamore Class Summer Newsletter 2019

Newsletter – Autumn 1st Half Term 2018

Spring Term Newsletter

Topic Information: 

Summer Term

Our topic for Summer Term is …

MAKE A CHANGE

This is a science based topic which looks at reversible and irreversible changes. Please find further details in the topic web below:

Make a Change Topic Web 2019

Spring Term

Our topic for Spring 2nd Half Term is…

HEROES AND VILLAINS

This is a Food Technology based topic which promotes a eating a healthy balanced diet. Please find further details in the topic web below:

Heroes and Villains Topic Web 2019

Our topic for Spring 1st Half Term is…

AMAZING AMAZON

This has a Geography focus, with other subjects linked in. Please find further details in the topic web below:

Amazing Amazon Topic Web

Autumn Term

Our topic for the Autumn Term is…WAR AND PEACE. This is a history based topic which will be linked to other subjects.

Please find the topic web attached: War and Peace Topic Web