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Sycamore CLASS

Welcome to Sycamore class.

Your teachers are Miss Luker and Miss Thomas  with the help of the teaching assistant Miss Mitchell

We are learning

In Maths this term we will be learning about bar charts and line graphs. We will be exploring how graphs and charts can be used to represent data and how they can be used to identify trends or patterns over time. We will be using graphs to make comparisons between data and we will have a go at drawing and interpreting our own graphs.

We will then be moving on to fractions. We will start by counting in hundredths and recognising that fractions are part of a whole, before moving on to investigating mixed number fractions and equivalent fractions. 

Towards the end of term, we will be exploring time. We will be learning to tell the time using the 24 hour clock before moving on to changing times from hours to minutes and seconds and changing years to weeks, months and days. We will also be looking to solve time related problems. 

In English we begin the Spring term by exploring poetry related to the five senses. We will be looking at the different features such as rhyme, alliteration and figurative language. We will then be moving on to our core text, Shackleton’s Journey, where we will be continuing to develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types. We will also be making links to our Topic learning about Polar Environments. 

In Science, we are learning about Sound. We will be experimenting with a range of different materials to discover how sounds are made and how they travel from the sound source to the ear. We will be developing our scientific investigation skills by setting up a range of exciting, hands-on experiments to carry out fair tests, make predictions and identify results. 

Topic - Polar Environments - our lessons this half term are based on our Geography curriculum and link in to our learning in English. We will begin our learning by identifying where in the world the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Circle are and we will explore what it is like to live in these areas of the world. We will then focus on understanding what climate change is and what is causing climate change before moving on to learning how climate change is impacting on these Polar Environments.

Homework 

Homework is given out at the start of each half term. Homework should be handed back in on Wednesday along with your child’s reading challenge book. Homework and reading challenge books will be returned on Friday

If your child would like to create PowerPoint presentations for their homework, or show us photographs, please do email them to sycamore@churchfields.bromley.sch.uk

Reminders

PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday

The children will be expected to take part unless we have received a note from parents/carers. All children are expected to have correct PE kit, including a tracksuit and t-shirt in their house colours.

Class Timetable

Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at sycamore@churchfields.bromley.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Luker, Miss Thomas and Miss Mitchell.

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

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