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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 

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

 

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.

 

Reading

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 

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.

 

 

Spelling Awards

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Water Cycle- Year 5 spent the afternoon setting up 3 experiments to replicate 3 main stages of the water cycle (evaporation, condensation and precipitation). We focused on our scientific observational skills which helped to understand what happens at each stage

Friday 26th April 2019 - Today some school forum members took part in the Children’s Parliament at County Hall in Taunton. They spoke about their recent project ‘Eating our way to a better planet’ and explained how they were collecting and recycling crisp packets in the school. They represented the school superbly and spoke confidently in such illustrious surroundings. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children and all their hard work paid off with a good presentation.

RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school.

RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 1 Discovering the empty tomb
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 2
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 3
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 4 Reordering the Easter story
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 5
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 6
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 7 Painting the 'resurrection pebbles'
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 8
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 9
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 10
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 11
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 12
RE Day- Year 5 spent the day doing activities based on the Easter story. Year 5's focus was Easter Sunday and the resurrection. First, we looked at the story and had discussions based on the betrayal of Judas. We then made 'resurrection pebbles' which symbolised the stone of Jesus's tomb. We also drew a picture and made a collage to form a Year 5 candle which is now on display in school. 13

St George's Day- we made dragon eyes in celebration of the legend of St George. We explored different textures with various implements before creating our eye design. We used metallic paints to decorate them once they were dry.

Easter Service

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Inspired by the artwork of Peter Thorpe, Year 5 used acrylic paints on canvas to create their own space art.

Inspired by the artwork of Peter Thorpe, Year 5 used acrylic paints on canvas to create their own space art. 1
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Book Week 

Freeze frames from Jack and the Beanstalk

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World Book Day Vocabulary Parade

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We practised our measuring and scaling skills in maths by making giant cookies and smoothies

Performing Jack and the Beanstalk for Year 1

Performing Jack and the Beanstalk for Year 1 1
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Performing Jack and the Beanstalk for Year 1 3
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26.2.19- Year 5 began the new half term with a science day. We started by setting up a shadow experiment, which we observed throughout the day. We also played shadow games by attempting to make a variety of shapes. Exploring shock absorption and stability, we designed and made space landers that had to deliver our 'aliens' safely to Earth.

We used Oreo cookies to represent the 8 phases of the moon.

We used Oreo cookies to represent the 8 phases of the moon. 1
We used Oreo cookies to represent the 8 phases of the moon. 2
We used Oreo cookies to represent the 8 phases of the moon. 3

Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet.

Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 1
Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 2
Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 3
Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 4
Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 5
Planet Mobiles- We glued tissue paper onto polystyrene balls to resemble the different planets. We carefully layered the colours and tried to include key features of each planet. 6

Sycamore Class Collective Worship- The Thankful Leper

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We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.

We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  1
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  2
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  3
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  4
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  5
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  6
We looked at size of the planets and used fruit to represent the sizes on a much smaller scale. We then looked at the distance from the Sun and from each other.  7

As part of an introduction to our new learning expedition, we found out how much Year 5 already know about space. The children had a variety of tasks to test their understanding and then had the opportunity to write down any questions they wanted to find answers to.

Spring Curriculum Learning Map 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... 1
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18.12.18 As part of a mini DT project and because it's nearly Christmas, Year 5 children made their own Rocky Road. We tasted some samples and rated them based on appearance, taste and texture. We also looked at packaging and cost of the sample products. We used our maths skills to calculate the correct ratios and chose 2 extra ingredients to add to the Rocky Road recipe.

13.12.18 Across Year 5, we practised the Jewish ritual of Shabbat. This included cleaning and tidying the classroom; washing our hands; changing into more comfortable clothes; enjoying social time and playing games with our friends. We also enjoyed a few snacks which represented the meal that Jewish people eat during Shabbat.

29.11.18 We spent the morning creating and carrying out an experiment with paper spinners (whirligigs). We looked at different variables and what we would change, keep the same and what we should measure.

27.11.18 Fire Safety Talk- Children were set the task of testing fire alarms in their house; creating an escape plan and knowing their full address. We will be checking that ALL children have done these 3 things, that the fire service recommended, in order to keep themselves and their families safe.

27.11.18 Fire Safety Talk- Children were set the task of testing fire alarms in their house; creating an escape plan and knowing their full address. We will be checking that ALL children have done these 3 things, that the fire service recommended, in order to keep themselves and their families safe. 1

We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered!

We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 1
We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 2
We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 3
We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 4
We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 5
We made our own codes inspired by the Enigma Code and then transmitted them using Morse Code through electrical circuits. It was quite tricky but we persevered! 6

26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands).

26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 1
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 2
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 3
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 4
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 5
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 6
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 7
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 8
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 9
26.11.18 Our health and fitness lesson with SASP this week involved learning about bacteria and viruses. We played an active game to show how germs are spread and then practised washing our hands following the 5 steps (glitter acted as the 'germs' on our hands). 10

20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win.

20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win. 1
20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win. 2
20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win. 3
20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win. 4
20.11.18 'Paper Bullets'- We looked into The Battle of Britain as part of our topic work and why it was such a turning point during WW2. We played a game which involved a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt and how the aircraft manoeuvered. It was clear that the Spitfire was far more manoeuverable and the British also had radar which helped them to win. 5

20.11.18 Trip to The Museum of Somerset- We went to see the temporary exhibition and film for the Armistice Centenary and the Military Museum Gallery to see real war artefacts.

16.11.18 Children in Need- we dressed in spotty clothing or came to school in our pyjamas to support Children in Need. We also did a run (16 laps= 1mile) to support the charity.

15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'.

15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 1
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 2
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 3
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 4
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 5
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 6
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 7
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 8
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 9
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 10
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 11
15.11.18 Should David and Tucky help the Germans? Sycamore class took part in a 'conscience alley' to help us weigh up the options for the characters in our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. 12

Maths Day 9.11.18 . The whole school dedicated the day to maths and the topic of shape. Year 5 looked at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, lines of symmetry with Numicon and created Tangrams- we had a great time!

No Pens Wednesday 7.11.18- Year 5 had a day focusing on their listening and communication skills by not using pens for the whole day. We did some drama based on our class novel 'Friend or Foe' and played barrier and other games, which involved a lot of speaking and listening to each other.

Year 5 board to be displayed in Wells Cathedral for Remembrance Day

Year 5 board to be displayed in Wells Cathedral for Remembrance Day 1

In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods.

In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 1
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 2
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 3
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 4
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 5
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 6
In Science, we focused on our observation skills and made sketches of different types of seeds and seed pods. 7

Harvest Festival- Year 5 looked at harvest during WW2 and designed our own propaganda posters.

Harvest Festival- Year 5 looked at harvest during WW2 and designed our own propaganda posters. 1
Harvest Festival- Year 5 looked at harvest during WW2 and designed our own propaganda posters. 2

Year 5 have been set the task of creating a Remembrance display for Wells Cathedral. We decided to base the display on the school's history as a temporary hospital in WW1 and set to work on making some woven poppies. Our poppies were red, purple, white and black which all have a different meaning linked to Remembrance.

Superhero Day- we dressed up as our hero for the day. We had a variety of costumes from a nurse to Spiderman.

Superhero Day- we dressed up as our hero for the day. We had a variety of costumes from a nurse to Spiderman. 1

National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe.

National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 1
National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 2
National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 3
National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 4
National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 5
National Poetry Day- we had a selection of different poetry books, chose a poem and practised performing it. Some children shared their performance and others gave constructive feedback. We spent the afternoon creating 'blackout poetry' based on our class text Friend or Foe. 6

Performance of Jack and Jill

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Evacuee Silhouette and Gradient Pictures

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We started practising our spellings with a variety of games: Jenga, Hangman, Kaboom and Spelling Frame on the Chromebooks.

We started practising our spellings with a variety of games: Jenga, Hangman, Kaboom and Spelling Frame on the Chromebooks. 1
We started practising our spellings with a variety of games: Jenga, Hangman, Kaboom and Spelling Frame on the Chromebooks. 2
We started practising our spellings with a variety of games: Jenga, Hangman, Kaboom and Spelling Frame on the Chromebooks. 3
We started practising our spellings with a variety of games: Jenga, Hangman, Kaboom and Spelling Frame on the Chromebooks. 4

The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year.

The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year. 1
The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year. 2
The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year. 3
The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year. 4
The new members of Sycamore worked on their team building skills during the first few days of the new school year. 5

Sycamore Class 2017-2018

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.

"This week, which was science week, we learnt about the properties of material. We also learnt about filtration and which materials filter the best. We predicted what would happen when you change the temperature of water when dissolving sugar. It was a very interesting, fun and exciting week." Piotr

Exothermic Reaction Demonstration

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When we went to Bishop Fox's for our science morning, we got to do lots of exciting experiments to demonstrate exothermic and endothermic reactions. This one was our favourite!
"On Friday 22nd June the year 5s went to Bishop Fox's as part of science week. We got to do some activities we couldn't do at primary school like endothermic and exothermic reactions. We had a lot of fun!" Jessica

Trip to Ashford Water Works. We had a walk around Ashford reservoir, tour of the water treatment plant and did a river study of the River Curry.

Sports Day 22.5.18

In science we have been looking at the reproduction of plants. At first, we looked at the different parts of a flower and did some botanical drawings of an Alstroemeria. We then dissected the flower and observed the different parts closely and carefully.

18.5.18 Exciting celebrations for the royal wedding. Children came in their best clothes and took part in a whole school carousel of activities which included a mock ceremony, dancing, craft and cake and traditional games. We had great fun!

18.5.18 Exciting celebrations for the royal wedding. Children came in their best clothes and took part in a whole school carousel of activities which included a mock ceremony, dancing, craft and cake and traditional games. We had great fun! 1

Looking at Ordnance Survey maps in Geography

Looking at Ordnance Survey maps in Geography 1
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Y5 Strike and Field Festival at Bishop Fox's

In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts.

In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 1
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 2
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 3
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 4
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 5
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 6
In geography we made model river basins from play dough and labelled the different parts. 7

24.4.18 Maths Day. The whole school took part in a maths day and were given resources to base activities on. Year 5 got Numicon and stopwatches. We used Numicon to learn about symmetry and stopwatches to time different activities (including star jumps and finding words in the dictionary). We took part in a maths treasure hunt in the afternoon.

23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay.

23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 1
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 2
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 3
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 4
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 5
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 6
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 7
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 8
23.4.18 St George's Day- children dressed in red and white to celebrate St George's Day. We learnt about the story of St George, so we decided to design our own dragons and make dragon eyes from clay. 9

12.4.18 Year 5 spent the day learning about the water cycle and set up experiments to investigate the four main stages (evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection). We focused on our observation skills during the investigations.

Celebratory Finishing 'Flossing'

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Year 5 do Sports Relief (32 laps = 2 miles)

Easter Crafts

Easter Crafts 1
Easter Crafts 2
Easter Crafts 3

20.3.18 Easter Service

20.3.18 Easter Service 1

We combined RE and art to make simple cross pictures for the Easter service. We drew a simple cross design and then went over our design using PVA glue. After that, we covered the glue in salt and then finished the pictures by using water colour paints. The outcome was really effective.

Year 5 played a game called 'LCM Bump' in maths this week. We had to roll two dice and work out the lowest common multiple (LCM) of both numbers. We had to put counters on the LCM and the aim was to get 3 in a row. We could bump our partner out of the way if we got the same one.

In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards!

In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 1
In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 2
In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 3
In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 4
In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 5
In science, we learnt about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies and we even got to eat them afterwards! 6

We made special person cards this week in preparation for Mothering Sunday.

We made special person cards this week in preparation for Mothering Sunday. 1

For our science lesson this week, we looked at the structure of bridges- linking to the Billy Goats Gruff story. We looked at which shapes make a structure strong and had a go at creating our own. Some bridges withstood 3.5kg of weight.

For our science lesson this week, we looked at the structure of bridges- linking to the Billy Goats Gruff story. We looked at which shapes make a structure strong and had a go at creating our own. Some bridges withstood 3.5kg of weight. 1
For our science lesson this week, we looked at the structure of bridges- linking to the Billy Goats Gruff story. We looked at which shapes make a structure strong and had a go at creating our own. Some bridges withstood 3.5kg of weight. 2
For our science lesson this week, we looked at the structure of bridges- linking to the Billy Goats Gruff story. We looked at which shapes make a structure strong and had a go at creating our own. Some bridges withstood 3.5kg of weight. 3

Go Green for Buddy!

Go Green for Buddy! 1 Supporting the NSPCC

Book Speed Dating

Book Speed Dating 1 Recommending our favourite books

Despite the snow, we still managed to celebrate World Book Day (7.3.18) and dress up as our favourite characters. The teachers even treated the whole school to a performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Despite the snow, we still managed to celebrate World Book Day (7.3.18) and dress up as our favourite characters. The teachers even treated the whole school to a performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 1
Despite the snow, we still managed to celebrate World Book Day (7.3.18) and dress up as our favourite characters. The teachers even treated the whole school to a performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 2
Despite the snow, we still managed to celebrate World Book Day (7.3.18) and dress up as our favourite characters. The teachers even treated the whole school to a performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 3

As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales.

As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 1
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 2
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 3
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 4
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 5
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 6
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 7
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 8
As part of our maths lessons during Book Week, we scaled a goat's cheese and spinach muffin recipe and practised reading different scales. 9

Role Play- interviews with the characters from The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Role Play- interviews with the characters from The Three Billy Goats Gruff 1 Troll phone calls
Role Play- interviews with the characters from The Three Billy Goats Gruff 2 Retelling the story from a different perspective
Role Play- interviews with the characters from The Three Billy Goats Gruff 3 Interviews with the troll and Big Billy Goat
Role Play- interviews with the characters from The Three Billy Goats Gruff 4

We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story.

We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 1
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 2
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 3
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 4
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 5
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 6
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 7
We made scenery and puppets of the three Billy Goats Gruff (and the troll of course) and then made stop-motion animations to retell the story. 8

This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale.

This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale. 1
This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale. 2
This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale. 3
This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale. 4
This week (26.2.18- 2.3.18) is Book Week and our focus is on the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week by reading the story and then performing some poetry based on the tale. 5

NSPCC Workshop

NSPCC Workshop 1
NSPCC Workshop 2
NSPCC Workshop 3
NSPCC Workshop 4 "Speak Out and Stay Safe"

Thinking about the cross symbol in RE, Year 5 looked at the Palm Sunday story and made Palm crosses out of paper. We then talked about Hot Cross buns and how they link to Easter- we even got to taste them!

This week, the whole school enjoyed some performances of some traditional tales by children from Reception up to Year 6. Year 5 and 6 did a fantastic job of performing Hansel and Gretel with a slightly modern twist.

This week, the whole school enjoyed some performances of some traditional tales by children from Reception up to Year 6. Year 5 and 6 did a fantastic job of performing Hansel and Gretel with a slightly modern twist. 1 Year 5 Narrators

Year 5 School Forum Representatives

Year 5 School Forum Representatives  1 Meeting Buddy from the NSPCC

Year 5 RE Assembly- The Sower and the Seed Parable

Year 5 RE Assembly- The Sower and the Seed Parable 1

A.F Harrold Visit

Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets.

Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. 1
Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. 2
Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. 3
Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. 4
Sycamore class have been busy creating planet mobiles which helped us to compare the size of the planets. We also came up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. 5

What do Sycamore already know about Space?

What do Sycamore already know about Space? 1

Autumn 1 Curriculum Learning Map

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