Welcome to Sycamore!
A very warm welcome to Sycamore Class! Please check this page regularly to see photos and examples of some of the fantastic work and activities pupils have completed in class.
Police visit for year 5s- modern day crime and punishment
Developing our fielding skills in PE, 21st May
Congratulations Y6! What a great mindset you have shown this week :)
Crime and Punishment topic launch, 13th May
Our topic launch started with Mr. Willetts being arrested by PC Kettle for matching a description of an eyewitness statement for stealing a pack of biscuits from MacColls. Mr. Willetts was quickly dearrested but we used it as an opportunity to explore how he could have been proven guilty or innocent of a crime and the methods the police use in investigating crime.
PC Kettle then talked to Sycamore about her career as a plain clothes officer, her kit and the children had an opportunity to ask questions.
We even learnt that her identity badge has braille on it as well!
We then looked at a range of punishments across the ages and sorted them into chronological order and their severity - justifying our opinions. Later in the week, we will be considering why we have punishment, what causes and deters crime, exploring the reliability of eyewitness testimony as well as the importance of seeing the bigger picture.
Potting our herbs, 10th April 2019
Year 6 transition session
This week year five have been learning about Easter traditions in France. They started off with a hunt around the classroom for common Easter items (in the style of the chasse aux oeufs - easter egg hunt) and then used their dictionary skills to find out how to say these in French
Earth and Space
In Science this week we have been investigating the relative sizes of the planets and paced out in the playground the distance from Mercury to Pluto. On this scale, the nearest star would be in Glasgow!
Happy World Book Day from Sycamore
Sycamore snapshot #6
Today pupils celebrated 'La Chandeleur' (the French version of Pancake day) finding out about the traditions which includes successfully flipping a pancake with a euro in the other hand to bring good fortune for the coming year
11th February 2019
Sycamore Snapshot #5
Our herbs are doing well and will need to be potted soon!
8th February 2019
Sycamore snapshot #4
Matching equivalent fractions and decimals
1st February 2019
Sycamore Snapshot #3
Meeting Nibbles, Redwood's class pet
A note from Mrs Phillips, our class governor
Sycamore snapshot # 2
Today Y6 received our letters from our French penpals. We will be writing back to them over the next few weeks....
14th January 2019
Sycamore snapshot # 1
Today our plant monitor has started off a range of different herbs in our new indoor grow kit. We are looking forward to seeing them start to flourish so we can replant them in the school grounds later this Spring.11th Jan 2019
Monday 5th November 2018
Today, Scyamore started finding out about life during WW1 and why 2018 is such an important year for remembering, being the centenary of the Armistice in 1918. All three year 5 and 6 classes were visited by Corporal Head (a current serving member of the military) who spoke to them about the reality of life in the trenches, the bravery of young soldiers and the role of women and animals in the war. We will continue our focus on the 'Great War' for the rest of this week.
Poetry by heart, Thursday 6th September
We challenged ourselves to try and learn this poem in our first poetry assembly with Redwood and Willow today!
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!
The sycamore tree has appeared in both religious texts and other forms of literature. Since ancient history, there have been images of the sycamore depicted in many forms. No matter what your beliefs stem from, it's clear that the existence of a sycamore tree in a text can mean a number of different things, but ultimately, it's a symbol of strength, protection, reliability and clarity. Sycamore Class is a Year 5/6 class and is taught by Miss Stone and Mrs Phillips.