Welcome to Sycamore!
From Miss Ibrahim and Mrs Knaggs
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