Reading in Sycamore Class threads through everything we do. We use our reading skills across the curriculum daily for researching and discovering as well as reading for pleasure. Skills are taught through focused guided reading sessions weekly and consolidated with independent comprehension activities. Each child is listened to individually each week. Our thanks goes to Mrs Cormack who volunteers her time each week to listening to our children read. Reading books which have been read at home may be changed throughout the week and it is wonderful to see so many of our children taking responsibility for this.
Maths is taught each morning in Sycamore Class, following objectives from the 2014 National Curriculum. We begin each new area of the maths curriculum with a pre-learning task before moving onto the main body of our learning. We use lots of different resources and methods to help us. Opportunities are planned daily to promote deeper thinking in maths.
PE lessons are on Monday and Friday. The Monday lesson is with a sports coach. PE kit, including footwear suitable for outdoors, should be in school at all times.
Each term we have a focus author is chosen by the children, they are then responsible for researching facts for our focus author display. Previous authors this year are Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo. Our author this term is J K Rowling and we are reading Harry Potter as our class reader.
Each week we learn French with Mrs Robinson. This year we have learnt lots of different things including numbers, colours, songs and games and celebrations. This term our work is about Four Friends "Les Quatres Amis". We are certainly learning a lot!