Welcome to the Sycamore Class page!
Teacher: Mrs Tucker
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lockyer and Miss Taylor
Sycamore is a Year 5 class at St James Church School
Welcome and thank you for visiting our class page.
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer and we welcome you back to a new academic year. We are very much looking forward to getting to know the children and have some exciting things planned to start the autumn term. Our topic this term in 'World War Two' and you can find more information about the curriculum coverage on the autumn Curriculum Learning Map below. The door is always open so if there is a problem, a question or a query, please don't hesitate to come and talk to one of the year 5 team.
Sycamore class will have PE every Tuesday this half term. Please ensure your child has the correct kit including suitable footwear. If the correct kit is not in school for these lessons, your child will NOT be able to participate.
Dates to remember this term:
Monday 2nd September- INSET day
Tuesday 3rd September- First day back
Tuesday 17th September- Joshua Seigal visit (poetry workshops)
Thursday 19th September- Y5 Playground Leaders Festival (more info to follow)
Wednesday 25th September- Meet the Teacher (9am-9:30am)
Friday 27th September- Meet the Headteacher
Monday 7th October- Fire safety talk
Monday 14th October- Harvest Festival Service (church)
Friday 25th October- INSET day
Monday 28th October- Friday 1st November - HALF TERM
Monday 4th November- INSET day
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. Each child now has their own login details for Times Table Rockstar which is an interactive game that helps children with their times table recall. There will be various competitions in school to motivate the children.
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. New homework will be given out on a Tuesday and needs to be completed and handed in on a 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 Wednesday with a test taking place on the following Tuesday. 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.
Year 5 2018-19
Maths Day 24.5.19