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At Waterfoot School, we think for ourselves but feel for others.

Sycamore Class

Welcome to class Sycamore, our lower key stage 2,  Year 3/4 class. 


Mr Kemp is the class teacher with Mrs Nuttall the class TA in the mornings and we are also very lucky to have Mrs Eastwood coming in for two afternoons per week to teach the class.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask when dropping off or collecting your child at a safe distance or if a longer discussion is needed please ring the office to make a telephone appointment.


Key Information


PE Days: Autumn 2 - Wednesday Swimming!(PE whilst Marl Pits is closed)  Thursday - PE.


Home reading: You will bring your home reading book home every night. Please ensure you bring your home read back to school everyday too! If you have read at home and had your diary signed you earn a House Point! 


Homework: Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. We have maths and spelling homework each week. We also send our themed topic homework out, each half term and it is also available on the school website in the Children's section. Our Maths homework is set on Sumdog each week. These are practice tasks to revise and consolidate maths learning in school. Our spelling homework is the 'Tic Tac toe' activity choices to practise spellings and then once practised, on PurpleMash there is a spelling quiz set in your 2Dos to complete each week. There is no need to return the 'Tic, Tac, toe' sheet to school now (for health and safety reasons).


Times tables: We encourage and reward you for practising your times tables as much as you can. We have the amazing online platform, TT Rockstars to practise times tables. The times tables in the 'Garage Band' are set specifically for you, so they should not be too easy or too hard!

Remote Education 


If your child is isolating and absent from school because they are waiting for a COVID test result of a household member or themselves and they feel well, then please help them continue with their learning remotely at home as a short measure (2/3 days).  


To keep learning please can they access from home the following: 

  • EYFS play MiniMash- play the games to develop their maths and literacy skills 

  • Purple Mash (KS1/2)- complete the 2Dos for English and maths skills practice 

  • Bug Club (All key stages) – read some of the texts and answer the questions about the book. If they are in KS2 ask them to write a short recount or make a book review too 

  • Sumdog (KS1/2) – play in the games section to revise key skills and check and complete maths tasks/homework set by their class teacher 

  • TT Rockstars(Year 2 upwards) – play in the Garage Band to practise key times tables that have been set and play in the Studio Band to improve their Rockstar status 

  • Teach your Monster to Read (Phonics EYFS/KS1) – ensure your child logs onto their account each day to learn the sounds appropriate for their phonics phase 

  • Topic homework tasks (All key stages) – these are available to view on the school website in the Children’s section – Half Termly Theme Homework 


For any longer isolation 10/14 days home learning will be delivered through your child’s Microsoft Teams Education account. This is now set up for every child and will be used to ensure blended learning and to help your child keep up with their peers in school. Please ensure you have followed the instructions in the MS Teams letter (that you have received by email) and your child is signed into their new account using their username and password details (which you have received by app message). The class teacher will then begin posting and uploading work for your child through their class/year group team. Any problems please email or phone the office. 


If your child is unable to access the online platforms or MS Teams to complete home learning, which may be due to no internet connection or no suitable device, please contact school immediately where we will provide further support and a device if required.