Welcome to Sycamore!
From Mrs Manwaring and Mrs Knaggs
CLASS WEB PAGE UPDATE
17th December 2020
Dear parents and children,
Well we have made it to Christmas! What a term it has been! In fact, what a year! It is so strange to think back to all that has happened this year and how we never could have envisaged where we would be now at this point last year.
We have missed out on so much, but I am so grateful that we have been able to come back into school this year and carry on learning and growing in our wonderful school. I am so proud of every member of Sycamore, and feel so fortunate that I have been able to move with them to Year 4 and continue to watch them carry on in the face of such challenging circumstances. You have all been absolutely brilliant and deserve a lovely holiday with your families. Try and keep up with your reading (maybe you'll receive some lovely new books for Christmas!) and do a bit of times table practise, but more importantly, have tons of fun! Go for wintery walks, drink hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows!), watch Christmas movies, have lots of snuggles with mums and dads, have a few pyjama days, sleep in late, get the glitter out, do some baking, make Christmas cards, learn Christmas jokes and most of all, be kind to each other and yourselves! You've been through a lot this year - you deserve a jolly good rest!
Finally, we sadly did not get to perform at our annual carol service this year, so Sycamore have learnt and recorded a Christmas poem to share with you! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas to you all,
12th March 2020
Yesterday we were lucky to see the author, Guy Bass, perform a selection of his poetry and share an extract from his book at Windsor Library. It was very exciting when he selected pupils from Oakfield school to participate in his 'mind reading game.' More information on Guy's books can be found at:
In English we have continued with our story writing theme and have moved onto writing 'portal stories'. The topic began with the arrival of a series of mysterious portals in Sycamore class. Alongside writing about what worlds could be behind the door, we have been using our 'model text' elf road, as a basis for a variety of writing activities. Below are some examples of today's work, comparative sentences:
The stone fireplace was shinier than starlight itself.
The golden door was smaller than children's shoes.
And from another pupil:
The blossom tree smelt sweeter than strawberries.
The creamy drinks were colder than the Atlantic Ocean.
The golden apple was brighter than the sun.
In Science our new topic, electricity, has seen us discuss electrical safety and identify items that are battery powered and those that rely on mains power. We will be using equipment to investigate conductors and insulators and what makes a complete circuit in future lessons.
In DT, we have been busy reflecting and investigating as part of our money containers project. This week the children wrote their specifications and drew their initial ideas using their briefs.
We have been exploring the UK as part of our Geography topic, learning lots of facts about the towns, cities and rivers. Did you know that the River Severn is the longest river in the UK, and that the source of the River Thames can be found in... Gloucestershire?
We look forward to sharing another update soon. Thank you for your continued support with TTRS and Maths homework, as well as daily reading and weekly spelling homework.
Miss Ibrahim and Mrs Knaggs
Library Day is: Friday
PE Days are: Wednesday & Friday