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Welcome to Sycamore

Welcome to Sycamore!

The children have returned with a fantastic attitude and are already impressing Mrs Peopall and Mrs Rees. They have settled well into the new school year and are demonstrating some fantastic learning behaviours. We are very much looking forward to this year with the children.

As a member of Sycamore, there are many roles and opportunities offered to the children such as House Captains, School Councillors, members of the Green Team and planning and delivering Junior Worship to KS2. I have been delighted that so many children have put themselves forward for these roles- it takes real confidence to write a speech, plan a worship and talk articulately in front of a large group of people. Well done!

We have some exciting things planned for this term which we look forward to sharing with you. Please see our overview for more information on our learning this term.

This half term our English lessons are based on Shackleton’s Journey and his journey to Antarctica. He was an inspirational explorer and we have been inspired by his resilience, bravery and team spirit. Each of us have become a crew member of the Endurance, and have written letters, both formal and informal, and diary entries in character.

During PSHE, we have worked in teams to build the strongest bridge in ten minutes; it was incredible how much weight some of them held! We have discussed how it is important to try and work out a resolution when there is a conflict and we have played games to help us understand this.

We have worked hard as geographers finding out about the purpose of longitude and latitude and we have compared geographical features of Antarctica with the UK. We were surprised to discover that Antarctica have almost 24 hours of daylight and darkness in some months and discussed what this may be like.

In science, we have been busy learning about how to sort organisms using classification keys and the Linnaeus system of classification. We have used scientific vocabulary when thinking about questions to use.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you.

 

 

 

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