Welcome to Sycamore Tree Class!
Happy New Year and welcome back to school to all the Children and Parents from Sycamore Tree Class.
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to a happy and healthy 2020 full of exciting learning.
The Year 1 phonics screen will take place sometime in the Summer term. As you are probably aware all children in Year 1 have to take part in this.
Please look below to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home.
Click on the links bellow for more information.
Autumn Term 2019
Important information: As you probably know, during this term, the children will be taking part in the phonics screening test, so that the school can check each pupil's knowledge and progress.
In order to help your children in the days leading up to the test, I have put together a list of activities you could do at home and uploaded links to videos and websites to support them with with reading and phonics generally. Click on the document below:
EASTER BREAK UPDATE
During our Spring term we have been very busy.
In Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of place value and learning different addition strategies.
In English we have been writing instructions using imperative verbs and time conjunctions to make our work more interesting. We have also used a story map in RE to retell Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem and the days leading up to Good Friday.
In our Science work we have been discussing the different types of animals; herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Ask your child how they identified each type of animal and what they have learned.
In our Topic work we have been looking at our local area and the changes that have happened over the years. We have looked at aerial maps and been able to tell our friends how we come to school.
We had a wonderful celebration of Mothers Day and the children designed their own cards and wrote lovely poems about their amazing mums.
In preparation for Easter the children have been using their fine motor skills to weave the handles for their Easter baskets.
We hope you have a lovely Easter and have the time to relax and enjoy some time together.
Looking forward to seeing the children , rested and ready for another exciting term, on Tuesday 23rd April.
History, we are looking back in time to see how things have changed, focusing on how houses have transformed through years. At the end of the topic, we are going to create rooms in 'olden days' style, using recycled shoes boxes.
In Science, we have been looking at 'Materials'. In our Gardening lessons, we have classified the material in 'natural' and 'man-made'.
In Maths, we have been learning to use different strategies to solve Addition and Subtraction simple word problems. We have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around our school garden and identified 2D and 3D shapes in the environment.
We had an assembly on Healthy Eating this week. We learned how many portions of fruits and vegetables we should eat in a day and how important it is to exercise in order to keep healthy.
Linking it with History, we looked at food eaten in the past; how ingredients have changed and which food we still eat. We then decided to make our own vegetable soup.
We made a list of the vegetables we should use, we went to Sainsbury's and bought lots of vegetables. On our way back, we stopped in our school garden to harvest the chard, cabbage and kale planted last year. We chopped the vegetables, cooked them and eat them. All the children tried the soup and loved it.
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We have been very busy this week, learning lots of new things and beginning to prepare for Christmas.
We have enjoyed and learned a lot from assemblies by: The ‘Power of 1’, Metropolitan Police and CAFOD.
In class we have been reading the story of Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We have thought about feelings, how we can be a good friend, care about each other and make good choices. We have learned how to use Makaton sign language and can now retell the story by signing. This links with our whole school ethos, Golden Rules and British Values.
We have also been looking at 100 squares and 2D shapes in maths. We will continue to look at this next week. We even made our own 2D shape picture of an Owl to link with our story!
During our gardening lesson we made ‘Mandala’ patterns out of leaves. They look amazing!
We are getting really excited about learning our Christmas songs and need to practise to make sure that we are pitch perfect for our Christmas concert.
As we think about welcoming Advent, please spare a thought for those children who may be less fortunate than us.
Have a lovely weekend,