Sycamore Class 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Class Teacher: Miss Carruthers 
Classroom Teaching Assistant: Mrs Genner - Morris 
The children watched Rev Michelle's assembly about Remembrance and then the children took part in a 2 minute silence outside along with the other KS2 children. 
Anti-Bullying Week
We started off the week celebrating our differences by wearing odd socks. Later in the week, we had a think about class pledges. Sycamore Against Bullying!
We have been enjoying watching videos from Rev Michelle as part of our class assemblies. Rev Michelle's recent video challenged us to think about 'hope'. 
November 2020
Maths Week England
We had great fun solving some tricky problems, practising our times tables and working as teams to solve mathematical challenges! 
Our science topic this term is Human Nutrition. We have been learning about the organs in the digestive system, how we digest food and we have been learning all about our teeth! 
October 2020
In English, we have been learning about instructions. We followed a set of instructions to build our own edible Roman road! We had great fun and we learnt that we need to read each instruction carefully. 
World Mental Health Day 
In the afternoon, the classroom was split into different stations. Children could use this afternoon to have some quiet time and reflect. They could take part in activities such as: mindfulness colouring, listening to relaxing music and finding a comfy position, breathing exercises, yoga, gratitude garlands and a Lego challenge. 
September 2020
In Science this term, we have been learning about electricity. We started off by having a competition to see which group could use the components to light a bulb first. We conducted some experiments and learnt about inductors and conductors. We also learnt how to add a switch to a circuit.
We have started to read a book called 'Escape from Pompeii' which links to our topic this term. We have enjoyed writing about the city of Pompeii and also writing and performing a group poem about earthquakes.
We enjoyed making most of the September sun. We learnt about counting in multiples of 1000 and 25 and used chalk to draw number lines on the playground. 
We have learnt to read and write using Roman Numerals. We found it quite tricky at first but now we are able to solve addition and subtraction questions using Roman Numerals. 
In RE, we learnt about what Baptism is, what the Bible tells us about Baptism and what happens in this very special ceremony. 
We were tasked with creating some artwork linked to Harvest. First, we studied the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We loved his artwork and were inspired to create our own portraits of our friends using fruit and vegetables.
Our PSHE has been based on learning to build resilience and we have also had an introduction to microbes, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene. We recently enjoyed carrying out an experiment which helped to demonstrate the importance of hand washing. We found that washing hands with warm water and soap is the most effective method for getting rid of harmful microbes!
Today we became historians! We had to use clues and solve problems to find out what our topic for this term would be. We had to translate a message from Latin into English and even had to use Roman Numerals to find out a code for a padlock! We had great fun and we were very excited to discover that our new topic is Romans.