Welcome to our class page.
Check back here to see what has been happening in Sycamore Class.
Mrs G Hindes
Mrs N Bredin
Sycamore have immersed themselves in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week. They analysed both films and heard extracts from Roald Dahl’s text. On Tuesday Miss Warnes delivered Golden Tickets from Mr Willy Wonka himself and on Wednesday children were welcomed into his inventing room.
Children tasted 6 different sweets and then used adjectives to describe the taste, smell and texture. After this they used their whizpopping words to create their very own Piece of confectionary.
Mrs Bredin and I hope all the children had a great Summer holidays and have begun to settle in to Sycamore Class. We have a jam packed half term and are very excited to be heading off on an overnight adventure to Danbury Outdoors at the end of September.
We wil use our class page to keep you up to date with the latest news from Sycamore along with lots of pictures and snapshots of the work we are doing. This is the place to look for PE days, Non-School uniform days and any homework that has been set.
We look forward to meeting you at parents evening. If you haven't already please send your slip back to let us know when you would like an appointment. Hard copies of the letter are available upon request in the office.
I have been asked once again to support the Year 6 pupils on their residential trip from the 3rd to 7th June and Mr Lee will also be accompanying us as part of his training. Mrs Kenrick and Mrs Jeffs will be teaching Sycamore class for that week alongside Ms Fordham. All swimming and music lessons will continue as normal.
The children have once again have worked very hard this term. We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable half term and look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 3rd June 2019 .
Mrs Hindes & Mr Lee
Help! We need your old cardboard boxes and plastic bottles for a special Science project on Wednesday 15th May. We are joining with Maple Class on Wednesday morning to solve a practical Science problem and needs lots of materials to help the classes with this challenge.
We are looking for small and medium cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes and plastic bottles. Please could you bring these in no later than 9am on Wednesday 15th May so the children can use them in their project.
We will post all about how the classes got on with the project later in the week.
As part of out Science work on Friction and Investigating Coasts, Sycamore Class will be going on a trip to Sanford Mill Science Museum later this term. Sandford Mill is a Science Education Centre.
The children investigate friction beyond the classroom with large hands-on equipment and museum collections. They get the chance to see and feel the effect of friction in machines and bearings. Finally children experience the ‘big drag’ to get a grip on friction as they discover how they can resist a pull on a very big box better by sitting in it then pulling it back.
Also during their visit, the class will create a river and play scientific games to learn how rivers shape the landscape. They will also use maps and photographs to identify river features and their importance to Chelmsford. Finally they work together to make a 'lock' to help show them how locks are used to control and move water.
The full letter and permission slip for the trip was sent earlier this week via eschools. Please let us know if you have any further questions or might be able to be a parent helper on this visit.
Outdoor- Monday & Thursday
Due to the building work both PE lessons will take place outdoors this term.
Homework will be set on a Friday each week and is due on a Friday. Children are welcome to hand in their homework throughout the week. We are very happy to help the children with any questions they may have about their homework. Please make sure they come to us by Thursday at the latest so we have time to help them. Charlie
Literacy: Charlie and the chocolate factory new product presentation
Times Tables: Times Tables Rockstars
Spelling: Handwriting using spelling words
Homework is due on Wednesday 25th this week because of the Danbury Outdoors Residential. Please let us know if there are any problems.