Welcome to Sycamore's Class Page!
Sycamore class needs your help! Please think about volunteering to listen to some readers. It benefits the children and their learning hugely. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you, Mrs Stewart.
This page will allow you a small insight into our learning, here in Sycamore class. It will be updated regularly, so please check it for your information.
If you haven't already, please sign up to our Class Dojo so that we can communicate through that too.
Please don't let all this technology deter you from speaking to me in person! I am a big believer of families and teachers working together for the benefit of the child, so please speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.
Below, I have attached our newsletter and welcome booklet. These were previously sent home at the start of term, but are here to refer back to if needed.
I'm looking forward to lots of Sycamore Success, this year!
Thank you, Mrs Stewart.
A few messages:
Please make sure names are in every piece of your child's uniform. At only 4 weeks in, we have unbelievable amounts of lost property- all of it new and all of it nameless.
Every Wednesday, home spellings will be tested and new spellings will be given (small yellow book). Please ensure your child is having the opportunity to practise the spellings, to prepare them for the test and ensure the spellings book is with them, to stick in new spellings.
Thank you, Mrs Stewart.
Year 1 Welcome Booklet
Year 2 Welcome Booklet
11/09/2019- Toy Workshop
Our visitor started Sycamore's Toy topic brilliantly. The children played with a variety of toys, old and new. They began to estimate when each toy may have been from. They also had discussions about the materials that were used and how this can often help us to date a toy. We used this learning to begin plotting toys on a timeline, from oldest to newest.
We looked at how each toy worked, whether it had a push/pull mechanism or a twist handle etc.
The children loved exploring toys that children from different ages would have also loved playing with.
Over the weekend, some sneaky chicks left us a hamper of gifts! There are just enough for us to open 1 each. Tommy was chosen to open today's gift and it was a gruesome book about a monster called Morris. I wonder who will get chosen tomorrow...
Today we started our new story, in Literacy- 'Toys in Space'. The children looked at clues in the classroom to infer and predict about our new text. Once we had read the story, we discussed favourite parts, characters and new vocabulary learnt. Sycamore are very excited about the upcoming literacy lessons!
A nurse came in to teach our year ones all about the importance of hand hygiene.
The children were given 'germs' then shook hands with each other to help illustrate the importance of washing our hands. The children were shocked at the sight of all those 'germs' under the lamp.
They were taught how to properly wash their hands, not forgetting between the fingers, the nails, on top of the hands and the thumbs. A nice little trick, that Mrs Cunnington had already taught us in an assembly, is to sing Happy Birthday twice to make sure we spend long enough washing our hands.
Year ones then checked under the lamp again to make sure all the 'germs' were gone.
I'm hopeful for less germs and less illness in school now that we all know how to wash our hands well.