Welcome to the Sycamore Class page!
Teacher: Mrs Tucker
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lockyer
Sycamore is a Year 5 class at St James Church School
Welcome and thank you for visiting our class page.
We hope you had a lovely Easter and welcome you back to the start of the summer term. We are very much looking forward to start our new topic 'Explorers and Journeys'. Please refer to the Curriculum Map which gives you an overview of what we will be learning over the summer term.We would like to remind you of the behaviour and reading incentives which will take place at the end of this very short half term. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of the Year 5 team- the door is always open. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Forest School/ PE
Sycamore class will alternate between forest school and PE this half term. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for both lessons including suitable footwear. If the correct kit is not in school for these lessons, you child will NOT be able to participate.
Dates to remember this term:
Tuesday 23rd April- First day of the summer term
Monday 6th May- May bank holiday (no school)
Thursday 9th May- Strike and Field Festival (Bishop Fox's)
W/c Monday 13th May- Year 6 SATs Week
W/c Monday 20th May- Whole School Science Week
25th May- 3rd June- May half term
Times tables are practised daily in school and tested on a Monday. Any practice at home will really help to develop maths skills. There are many website and apps to support learning in this area.
Homework each week will continue to comprise of reading, practising of times tables and spellings. One additional piece of homework will also be sent home each week e.g. maths. All homework needs to be completed and handed in each Monday. Please pop in to see me if you need any support with homework as it is an important part of your child's learning.
All pupils have been set a termly points target on Accelerated Reader and they earn points each time they pass a quiz at school. Any support that can be given at home with reading is incredibly beneficial - reading together daily, discussing new vocabulary as well as making trips to the library all help. For those children that meet their target, a reading reward will take place at the end of the term.
Spellings will be given to the children every week on a Tuesday with a test taking place on the following Monday. They will also be given a weekly activity to help them to learn the pattern. In addition to this, each child is working towards their Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum spelling awards which are tested every few weeks.
Science Week 18/6-22/6
We had a great week focusing on the topic of 'Material Madness'. We learnt about the properties of different materials and did some investigations involving dissolving and separation. We came up with our own filters to clean our 'polluted' water which were quite successful.