To contact staff e-mail: Oakleysycamore1@gmail.com
Learning from home:
From Monday we will be starting our learn from home experience. The main site we will be using is Seesaw which is an online journal that allows the children to share their work in a variety of different ways. There are also lots of other resources that are becoming available all of the time. Keep coming back to the website to check for updates. Remember, do what you can, when you can and feel free to share what you are doing using the Seesaw platform. I look forward to seeing you all helping with the cooking and cleaning around the house!!
There are a few things that we recommend doing each day:
TTRockstars – Aim to score at least 100 points everyday. (Watch out for the competitions)
PE with Joe Wicks – At 9.00 every morning Joe Wicks will be running a 30 minute PE session. Let us know how it goes.
Reading – Read as often as possible. It doesn’t need to be your school book. Why not share a review for a book on Seesaw? We will be adding links to useful sites in the coming days.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – range of maths and English games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – further information on a range of subjects
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers – active videos for a range of subjects
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/sign-in – Twinkl Go, type in the code provided by staff
Teacher: Miss Curry
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stones
We currently have 26, year 4 and 5 children in Sycamore class. In the mornings, we do writing, spellings, handwriting and maths. We also do two lessons of P.E per week, as well as Science, ICT, Geography , History, French, Music Art and DT on an afternoon, ensuring the children have a fun, engaging wide curriculum!
School Year 2019 – 2020
Our Ghostline project explored the local History of railway lines and we looked closely at a variety of maps both old and new and then we created our own maps working alongside the Auckland Project.
Now Press Play
The children enjoyed learning reading skills in a different way!
The children enjoyed researching Benin for our History topic and produced amazing African Artwork!
Sycamore Class Curriculum Overview
Look at our curriculum map to see everything we’re learning about this year.
What should a Year 5 child be able to do?
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below.
This term children will swim on a Tuesday afternoon, Please ensure children have a swimming kit (swimwear, towel & swimming cap). We will also do PE on a Thursday. It is important children wear the correct PE kit. Our PE kit consists of;
- A white t-shirt
- Black or blue shorts
- Suitable shoes/plimsolls
To ensure children have the correct clothing and footwear children should bring their PE kit in at the beginning of the term and leave it in school. We will send kits home at half terms to be washed ready for the next half term.
Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday, it will consist of a piece of topic work. Some pieces may be expected to last a couple of weeks. Spellings may be sent on some occasions; children should practice the spelling rule. This rule will not be tested the same week sent home but will be in the weeks after. This is to ensure children are learning rules and not lists of words. It would be appreciated if all homework could be returned by the following Wednesday, unless advised otherwise.
Reading is very important for children’s development and supports them in all lessons. We want to encourage children to love and enjoy reading. Please find time to read with your child and leave a comment in their Reading Record book at least once a week. Children will read daily in school; this may not always be their reading book but please try to return it as we will always read if there is an opportunity. We monitor the number of times children read at home on our class book-worm, children are then rewarded when they hit milestones. If any parents would like to volunteer to listen to readers, please speak to Miss O’Neil.
ICT at Home
There are many ways you can help at home by using some of our online programmes. Some children have access to Lexia, there is additional information for those who do. Children may need assistance to log on but please allow them to complete independently. It is recommended children only access for 15-20 minutes at a time. Children may also access Mathletics and Fiction Express at home, using the usernames sent home.
We created website pages about different coastlines.
World Book Day
Adobe Reader You may need a product like Adobe Reader (free download) to view our PDF documents on our website.