Years 3 & 4 Sycamores

Welcome to Sycamores!

Sycamore class is where you’ll find an enthusiastic and creative bunch of children in years three and four.

Along with our hard work, positive attitudes and growing independence, we take pride in our work and always put in 100% effort in all areas of the curriculum. We are a friendly, creative bunch and enjoy sharing our success and helping other people. We are keen to talk about our learning and eager to ask questions to gain a better understanding of our wonderful world.

Mrs Hawling (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Minifie (Thursday and Friday) are our class teachers, while Miss Summerhayes and Ms Robbins work in our classroom all week to support our learning.  Mrs Fraser teaches Sycamores on a Friday morning for an hour.

P.E lessons are every Tuesday with Coach Matt and we will also have an additional P.E. session in the week, so please could we ask that your child's P.E. kit is kept in school for the half term, so that it is available whenever they need it.
 
Homework will be set as a termly project, where the children will be able to choose from a range of activities.  In addition to this, there will be an expectation to complete 10 one minute sessions on TT Rock Stars each week, to support their times tables and an expectation to read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily. Children will be allowed to take books home from our library, but these will need to be signed in and out.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. The best time to speak to us is at the end of the day, but if it is urgent, please leave a message at the office and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

English

English is such an important part of our day. We love to read inspiring texts and use these to develop our writing skills over a series of weeks. We often start our learning with a ‘Hook’ which really excites and engages us in our learning. Each day we use innovative and fun methods to help us learn our spellings and grammar as well as concentrating on perfecting our handwriting.
Maths

We love maths in Sycamores and are becoming accomplished mathematicians. As a result of practical maths opportunities, we can apply our learning to solve problems and create our own investigations. We like to use a variety of learning styles to help us to understand tricky mathematical concepts. Children work hard to explain their thinking and show understanding in a variety of ways. We study four main areas of maths over each term; number sense, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning and geometric reasoning.
Autumn 2019 Term
 
Our topic this term is all about The Romans. Here is a copy of our medium term planning.