WELCOME TO SYCAMORE CLASS
Class Teachers - Mrs Rawnson (Mrs Tucker teaching Fridays)
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Longhurst
Mrs Kerley (mornings only)
It has been wonderful to catch up with the children over the last couple of days and to hear about all their Christmas news.
This term is a 'Knuckle Down and Learn' term. We want the pupils to feel really confident in their learning and that involves them taking ownership of their learning. With help, they will identify things that they haven't mastered YET and will put in the work with the adults in the classroom to ensure that they feel confident and happy in their learning.
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th January at 9 am in the school hall for our KS2 SATS Workshop. I will start the session with explaining SATS and what is required. Then you will get the opportunity to work alongside your child as they show what start they have already made into their SATS journey.
This term's project is 'Go with the Flow'- which is all about rivers and mountains. Please find the Parent Planner in the Spring 2023 tab above to see what we will be getting up to.
Most of the class will also be coming on the Choir trip to perform in the O2 Arena as part of the Young Voices Choir. Keep practising- we need to know all the songs and actions off by heart. Here is the link again! Spotify – Young Voices Uk Music Pack 2023
As always, any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Christmas term update!
Year 6 have been up to so much this term. The topic of Egypt has had much to explore from mummification to the moral dilemma of whether artefacts should be returned to their country of origin. They have made geared electric cars in DT and have had an engineer come in to discuss their constructions with them and how to best improve them. There have been several sporting events, musical opportunities and charity events. As prefects, Year 6 have been busy supporting their area within the school. The children are looking forward to the last week of term where they will get to share their fantastic Science Fair projects that they have been working on all term at home.
I do hope that you have all had good holidays and are keen and ready to come back on Friday 2nd September!
Normally Mrs Tucker will teach on a Friday, but as this is the first day of the year Mrs Rawnson will teach the class to welcome the class and so that routines can be established.
On the first day back, I will give a 'broad brush stroke' with all lots of the things that the children will want to ask- eg buddies, prefects, Braeside, rewards etc! It will all be discussed properly when the time is right- please reassure them that I will go over EVERYTHING again through the term in more detail! Friday will be about getting them through the door and back into the buzz of a learning classroom. Some will be desperate to get back in; others less so. We will be ready to welcome them in.
I will also cover some of the more 'mundane' elements, eg the organisation of homework, presentation of work, spellings etc, with the hope that these things can be sorted swiftly each week meaning that there is plenty of time for fun learning in the classroom. Again, it will take them time to adjust back to school life, so no worries if half of the things that are discussed in the first day are forgotten!
My number one aim is to make the classroom a safe, happy haven for them to learn and thrive in. I look forward to seeing them all on Friday.