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Class Teacher


Mrs G Hindes



Miss T Fordham

Latest Class News

1st Week Back


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

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Wanted: Cardboard Boxes & Plastic Bottles

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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. 

Many thanks 

Mrs Hindes 

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Sanford Mill Science Museum Trip

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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.


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Year 4 Swimming Lessons


We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter holidays. Swimming lessons will commence for Sycamore Class tomorrow (24th April). As you may have noticed on the timetable, Sycamore Class swimming sessions have been split across three days to keep group sizes to a minimum.

I have asked that all the children bring in their swimming kit tomorrow (24th April) as they haven’t yet been sorted into ability groups and allocated a permanent day. Your child will swim either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week.

Once we have received the swimming teacher’s groupings, I will send another note home with your child’s allocated day. This will stay the same each week. You are welcome to send swimming kits in on the Wednesday each week so that they are here for the correct session.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Wonderful World Book Day

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Sycamore Class looked absolutely fantastic for World Book Day . We had a wide range of costumes this year, with many characters from fiction stories, characters from comics, lots of fantastic footballers and some marvellous children who came in ready to read their bedtime story. Every single member of the class put lots of effort into their costume and enjoyed completing a Maths mystery and making book themed board games.

In the afternoon, Sycamore class took their favourite childhood books to read to Cedar Class. Sycmamore loved reading to the younger children and got to read in the dens that Cedar class had made. 

Thank you to all parents/carers who helped the children look so fabulous for World Book Day this year 

Mrs Hindes & Mr Lee


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Important Information


Outdoor- Tuesday      Indoor- Thursday


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. 

This week:

Maths: Adding and Subracting Fraction Pyramids. Top Tip: The two bricks immediately below the brick above add together to make the total e.g.  the two bricks under 6/10 could be 4/10 + 2/10.

Times Tables: 5 Games of Times Tables Rock Stars 

Litreacy: Possessive Apostrophes  *This is tricky- please do come and ask for some hekp*


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