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Welcome to Sycamore Class!

 

Our topic this term is 'Beachcombers', where Sycamore class will grab their buckets and spades as they head out to the seaside! During the topic we will be developing our skills and knowledge across a range of subjects as we learn lots about the seaside environment. This will include a visit to the beach at Mudeford, writing non-fiction reports and recounts, investigating the seaside habitat and designing and making our own sea creature models. In RE, we will be learning about Jewish rites of passage celebrations. In maths, we will continue to consolidate our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, before moving on to looking at measures of length, mass and capacity. We will also continue to develop our skills in reasoning and problem solving.

As part of their 'Towers, Tunnels & Turrets' topic, Sycamore class explored Oxford Castle. You can see some of the pictures from the visit below.

Our trip to Oxford Castle

General information about Sycamore Class

The Sycamore class teachers are Dr Paynter and Mrs Drabble. Mrs Drabble teaches the class on Mondays and Tuesdays and Dr Paynter teaches from Wednesday to Friday. We also have other adults working in class to support the children throughout the week.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please come and see us at parent's evening or book a date with Mrs Scaysbrook in the office to meet with us after school.

 

English & Maths

English lessons link to our topics, following the National Curriculum for English. In Year 2, this includes writing for different purposes, using a range of simple punctuation correctly, as well as continuing to spell using the patterns we have learnt and forming letters the correct size in relation to one another.

In maths, as a school, we are now adopting the 'mastery' approach. This
means we teach the objectives of the National Curriculum in small steps, ensuring that the children have a really secure grasp of each concept before we move on to the next one. There are also lots of opportunities to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. 

 

PE

This term Sycamore class have their PE sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that a PE kit is in school at all times.

 

Homework

Sycamore class are given a list of suggested homework activities linked to their topic at the start of each term, which can be completed throughout the term. Occasionally the children will also be given a piece of maths homework. However, please ensure that you continue to support your child's reading as much as possible!

 

Spelling
The children work daily on spelling patterns in school. We send home a list of words each Wednesday for you to practise at home in time for our weekly test on Monday. 

 

Thank you for all your support.  

 

Kind regards,

Dr Paynter and Mrs Drabble


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