Sycamore: Year 5 and Year 6
Welcome to Sycamore Class - Year 5 and Year 6. Class teachers are Ms Coleman and Mrs Pudsey.
Our learning is purposeful, creative and cross-curricular. We link our learning to our termly topic and look for opportunities to “learn by doing!”. As we are at the top of the school, many of our pupils take on additional responsibilities, for example, we have library monitors and assembly monitors. Year 6 pupils are also our House Captains and help run our School Parliament.
Our class sign is a symbol of how we like to work …… together as a team, where everyone of us has an important role to play.
One of the key roles for our Year 6’s is to welcome the Reception children to the school. Everyone has a buddy who they look after at break time and other important times of the day ….. the friendship between buddy’s is quite amazing and a testament to the way year 6 remember being looked after by their buddies all those years ago. The friendship is celebrated with a proud collection of photos on the hall door.
We have been incredibly busy during the first term both in the classroom and out….. we’ve had 5 school visits!! We have visited Bath and then Bristol to study Georgian architecture and then Bristol’s role in the Slave Trade; both as part of our Local Area History study.
We then saw Andy Stanton, author of the hilarious Mr Gumm books as well as many others, as part of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
And then the last week of term was amazingly busy. The class took part in the brilliant LifeSkills exhibition where we took part in 19 hands on Life scenarios; fire safety, shopping, road crossing, calling the emergency services, to name but a few. The children came away buzzing with information and knowledge to help them become more responsible and safe as they grow up.
Finally, we had our class sleepover at school. There were games to play, fires to be sung around, with obligatory marshmallows, a film with popcorn to watch whilst snuggled in our beds in the hall before a (reasonably!) good nights sleep. It was great fun to hangout in school as a class once all the other children had gone home. Then finally, finally, after a big breakfast the class headed to Brean for a bonding day of sand play, windy headland walks and of course fish and chips for lunch!! What a great way to mark the end of a very busy and productive term as Sycamore Class.