Sycamore: Year 5 and Year 6
Welcome to Sycamore Class - Year 5 and Year 6. Class teachers Mrs Pudsey (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Rorison (Friday
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The start of term has been incredibly positive and we are all really impressed with the way the class has returned to school. We have discussed our shared anxieties and how we can support each other as well as having wider conversations about the reasons behind all the changes that are in place at school. The children have reconnected well and have been focused and purposeful in the class.
We are lucky to have been chosen as part of a selection panel for the Royal Society Young People’s Book prize.
The competition aims to promote literacy in young people and to inspire them to read about science. It also supports the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people at schools across the country from a shortlist curated by an adult judging panel. We have a judging panel who each week are scrutinising a different book together with 13,000 other primary children across the UK.
We are comparing and judging 6 books. In recognition of the hard work our pupils will have put into selecting an over winner, we are allowed to keep the books.
Sycamore class had a lesson via Zoom from the charity SARI (Stand against Racism and Inequality). It focussed on the movement of people around the world through history, together with the many different reasons for migration. The talk linked closely to our work in Sycamore on WW2, the persecution of Jews and evacuation of Jewish children from Germany as well as our work on the Windrush.
A very thought provoking activity required the children to choose 5 ‘things’ they‘d pick to migrate with and then having 4 of them removed for various reasons…..It brought home to them the reality of starting life in a new country with close to nothing.