Sycamore: Year 5 and Year 6

Sycamore: Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome to Sycamore Class - Year 5 and Year 6. Class teachers Mrs Pudsey (Tuesday - Friday) and Mrs Adam (Monday).

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. Now, more than ever, we must be role models in our home-learning while school is closed due to Covid-19.

We are very excited that Year 6 pupils will be able to return to school in Term 6. Year 5 will continue to learn from home.

Our Lock-down Timetable

Our timetable focuses on reading, writing and maths in the mornings and a wider curriculum area in the afternoon. Each week will be similar to this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Flexi Friday
Spellings/SPAG Write stuff Write Stuff Spellings/SPAG Catch up
Write stuff TTRS/Numbots TTRS/Numbots Write stuff PE
Flashback 4 Maths Maths Flashback 4 Science
Maths Reading- Vocab Reading – RIC Maths
Music Geography RE Art/Thrive

This week’s daily slides:

Helpful Links

While you are stuck at home you will find these links particularly useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Celebrating our home-based learning

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful things you are doing at home. We will update these photos regularly so keep them coming!

More about Sycamore Class and our learning from earlier in the year

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.

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