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

Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore Class

We are a wonderful class of 31 year 3 and 4 children. 

Teacher:

Miss Priestley 

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Atkin 

Classroom Information:

P.E Days:

Monday: Outdoor PE 

Tuesday: Indoor PE 

Please remember to come to school in full P.E uniform on these days.  Please refer to the Uniform Policy if you are unsure.

Homework:

Homework is handed out on a WEDNESDAY and returned on a MONDAY. Weekly homework consists of:

Spelling - this will be completed on Spelling Shed (printed copies available  on request) 

Mathematics - this will be tasks set on Sumdog.

Reading -  4 x 15 minutes per week.  

TimeTables Rockstars

Topic Homework:

Each half term, a grid is sent out within each key stage which links with the topic, their learning and our school value focus for the following half term. Within each key stage the pupils are recommended to complete a number of their chosen activities and each completed activity is rewarded with housepoints.  At the end of the half term all classes showcase this homework to share and celebrate the children’s hard work and efforts. These homework grids will be available on our website in the 'Children' section.

Home Readers:

Children are asked to read a minimum of 4 times per week for at least 15 minutes.  We ask that the children's reading records are signed and handed in on a daily basis to be stamped and raffle tickets will be given out for a weekly draw.

 

 

 

More about our themed learning:

Monday 14th November 2022 Odd Socks Day – Today we all wore odd socks to school to celebrate being different and unique.

Friday 11th November – Today we celebrated Remembrance Day. We remembered those who were lost by holding a two-minute silence in class and by wearing a red poppy. We also created some beautiful artwork to pay tribute to the soldiers and took them home to display in our windows.

In Design Technology this term we are going to be creating our own moving Christmas cards. We have spent the last few weeks looking at existing products and then practising making moving mechanisms in preparation for our final piece.

On Monday 31st October we had a wonderful Great Plague day. We spent the morning learning key information about the plague and creating our very own plague doctor mask. We also made poise bags full of lavender to keep the plague at bay. We then learnt all about the real reason for the rhyme ‘ring-a-ring-a-rosies’. We went outside and sung along with actions. It was a great day!

Celebration day – Today we had our half term celebration day. We did lots of lovely autumn craft activities and wrote our very own leaf with an achievement from this half term. We also got to share and look at topic homework across KS2. It was amazing to see all the hard work everyone had put in at home!

10th October 2022 – World Mental Health Day Today we have been learning all about the importance of mental health. We have taken part in lots of lovely activities and had lots of discussion about ways in which we can look after our metal wellbeing.

Black History Month - We have been learning about and celebrating Black History Month. We have been celebrating all the achievements of Black people in the past and today. We have discussed why it is important to learn about Black history and had great discussion about Black people not being treated equally to other races. This week we have focussed on Rosa Parks. We have learnt all the great things she did to help change history.

In our English lessons, we have learnt the talk for writing actions for the folk tale 'The Tin Forest’. We have created a whole class story map to map out the main events of the story and then we made story maps of our own. After that we created our own story map plan by innovating the characters and setting. We are excited to write our own

Today we went on a walk around Waterfoot to learn all about the local history. We spotted lots of things from the past like; the old primary school, Trickkets Arcade, the old mills and lots more. It was great fun learning all about where we live and even sharing some facts we already knew with our friends.

Our new history topic is all about Waterfoot in the past. We worked together to analyse old photographs and create a timeline, guessing the date of each photograph. It was very tricky and we had to look closely for clues like building materials, transport etc to figure each on out. Miss Priestley was very impressed with our collaborative learning skills.

Today we conducted a science experiment to test what materials reflect light. We learnt that the shiny materials reflect the light and opaque objects and materials block light and can create shadows.

This term in ICT we have been learning about Word Processing. We have been focusing on using a key board and opening and saving documents. We have really enjoyed developing our computing kills.

We have been learning all about the cubism movement and how Picasso developed the movement. We focussed on Picassos work, especially his portraits, and interpreted his work into our sketch books. We concentrated on using bold colours, shape and proportion.

Curriculum Map:

Below you will find more details about our learning this Autumn 1 term 22-23.

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