Sycamore Class (Year 5)

Sycamore Class



Hello to everyone in Sycamore Class,

                                                      Welcome back, to what will be our final half term together.

                                                                          We have so much to fit in this half term, I’m not quite sure how we will do it!  

                                                                                                                     Mrs T x


In Class

I will be teaching you on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays along with the amazing Mrs Kinder. On Wednesday Mrs Milner and Mrs Kinder will be with you to teach Science, French, and Music along with English and Maths activities.



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We will continue to work on our spelling patterns, sounds and handwriting each day. I will upload spelling lists on a Friday evening and the test will always take place on a Friday morning. We will have special sounds to focus on and investigate each week, a spelling pattern to practice as well as learning our spellings for that week. Throughout all of these activities we will have opportunities to focus on our handwriting and thinking about how we can make it even better.



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The children are provided with a rich reading curriculum through our English work, our daily reading comprehensions, our class novel and independent reading. I will read with everyone in class over the half term, as well as Mrs Kinder, to ensure the children are reading confidently and to see if they need to move up a reading level.

Please bring your reading books and reading records in on Fridays so we can keep track of your reading and add you to the Class Reading Challenge.



This half term we will be completing our work on Chocolate from our Maya history topic. This will involve us writing a detailed set of instructions of how to ensure the Cacao pods are used correctly to produce delicious chocolate. 

After this we will start to read the Roof Toppers. This novel will whisk us away to Paris and enable us to write using figurative language and also our describing skills.



This half term we will work on Multiplication & Division and then fractions.


Times Table Rock Stars

We will continue to use Times Table Rock Stars as a fantastic way of learning times tables. Children can log in at home with their personal username and password. Please click the link below to visit the site.




In RE this half term we will be looking at Significant women in the Old Testament.

We will look closely at what made these women significant, why they had to take the actions they did and if we agree with them.



In Geography we will investigating Morcambe Bay. Where is it, what does it include and what makes it so special. We will use our observational skills, map skills and complete the topic with a class trip!



This half term we will be looking at Rights & Responsibilities.



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This half term we will be focusing on Invasion Games…in this case Netball and Basketball. We will also be taking part in OAA… Outdoor Adventurous Activities. This will mean we are outside, so appropriate footwear must be worn. 

We will also be completing our weekly runs out on the track so please ensure your trainers are always in school.

Our PE day will be on Thursdays and on this day children will come to school wearing their PE Kit – this will consist of shorts, t-shirt, leggings/jogging pants (if chosen), their school sweatshirt/cardigan and either school shoes or trainers.




This half term we are looking at Concept mapping. We will use the PurpleMash activities to help us understand and progress in these skills.


Wednesdays are ‘Mrs Milner’ days


This half term we will be focusing on Space.




In French the children will be learning and applying vocabulary about Myself & Holidays



Our focus this half term in Music will be a uint called ‘Don’t stop Believing‘.



Working Online 

Remember that if you are completing any searches online to use ‘children’, ‘child’ or ‘kids’ in your search to ensure any adult or unsuitable content is filtered out.

Don’t forget…
Always remember what KS says: If you have ‘yukky feelings’, then Say NO, Walk Away and Tell a Trusted Adult. The same rules apply online as in real life. Ask an adult if you are unsure about ANYTHING online. Make good, sensible choices and ask for help if something goes wrong.

We would always urge parents to carefully monitor what their child is accessing online. All links and videos provided are checked by staff to ensure their suitability, however links and suggestions will not have been. Please ensure your child is safe when accessing online material.



Please find Sycamore’s Class’ Homework expectations below.

  Homework Summer 1 Sycamore


In Sycamore class, we love to check out what’s been going on in the world on ‘News Round’. We love discussing current affairs and thinking critically. If children would like to have a look at home, click on the link below: