Maple - Ms Matthias
Sycamore - Mr Chan
Welcome to Sycamore and Maple!
The classes will be taught by Mr Chan (Sycamore) and Mrs Matthias (Maple). They will also be supported by the following adults: Ms Davey, Ms McSweeney, Ms Bowers, and Ms McFall.
This year the children will be consolidating their learning from the previous years with a key focus in developing their knowledge, understanding and independence in learning ready for the end of year SATs Tests and secondary school. Being the most mature children within the school, showing responsibility, resilience and excellence will grant them more responsibilities within the class and around school as well as the prestigious Year 6 Hoodie.
We will be focusing on World War 2/ Equal Rights in Autumn Term, Titanic/ Inventions Through Time in Spring Term and SATs preparations/ Benin in Summer Term. We follow an integrated approach where Literacy drives the topic and immerses the children in engaging activities that span a range of curriculum areas.
We enhance children's learning with a rich variety of educational trips. In Autumn Term we will go to the Royal Air Force Museum, linking to our topic of World War Two and PGL at Marchants Hill (also known as School Journey) for the children’s first ever week long residential trip providing new experiences, collaboration within a different setting and developing independence. In Spring we will invite the children to City Brokerage trip, giving them the opportunity to explore the world of business and provide them with exciting ideas of future careers.
At the beginning of Spring Term we will begin preparations for SATs and setting higher expectations for the children’s transition in secondary school.
By Summer Term, we will hold an End of Year performance to showcase the children’s literacy skills in developing the script, art/design for prop making and music/drama for their overall performance.
Both classes will have their P.E Sessions on Tuesday. Please can children have their Kit routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, team and invasion games, other ball games and athletics.
On Fridays, children are given literacy, numeracy and spelling homework each week, to be returned the following Wednesday. We encourage children to bring it in before this day to avoid missing the deadline. Children are also expected to read for 20 minutes each evening and to record their views of the book in their reading records. Please encourage them to do this, as it makes a huge impact on their learning!
If you have any queries or questions about this year please come and see us about it.