|Maple-Mrs O'Reilly||Sycamore- Ms Newman|
Welcome to Sycamore and Maple!
The classes will be taught by Ms Newman (Sycamore) and Ms O’Reilly (Maple) and Ms Harries (third teacher focusing on interventions). They will also be supported by the following adults: Ms Wynn, Tammy, Wendy and Ms Bowers.
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 the topics of diversity and The Vikings in Autumn term, The Polar Regions and Global Citizenship in Spring term and how early Islamic civilizations lead the way in art and architecture in Summer term. We follow an integrated approach where writing and curriculum lessons are used together to drive the topic and immerse 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 Science Museum to visit the Wonderlab which is all about experimenting with science. Students can investigate how light and sound work through an amazing range of fun, interactive exhibits. In Spring, we will invite the children to take part in the ‘Grow island challenge’ to raise money for Oxfam as well as improving their understanding of themselves as global citizens.
Keep an eye out for information on the website and letters sent home throughout the year for more information and trips as they arise.
Both classes have PE sessions on Thursday and Friday. Please can the children have their PE kit in 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.
Each week, on Thursday, children are given grammar, numeracy and spelling homework to be returned by the following Tuesday. Children are also expected to read for at least 25 minutes each evening and to record their views of the book in their homework diaries. 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.
Mrs O’Reilly, Ms Newman and Ms Harries