Sycamore Class



Welcome to year Sycamore class. We are a class of year 5 and 6’s entering our final years at primary school and will be working hard to meet the high expectations, expected of us.


Our class is taught by Mr Stephens, with support from Miss Maple



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As a class, we are developing all of our existing skills, as well as learning new ones and will have fun on this wonderful journey. If you have any worries or concerns then don’t hesitate to speak to us, we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see us with Mrs. Nicholls at the front office.


Sycamore class (year 5 only) will be going swimming as of February half term, so the children will need to remember to bring in their swimming kits every Thursday. Swimming will run until the last week in the summer term (approximately 19 weeks)

UKS2 Spring term overview 2018

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We are now following a new scheme for English which is based on the in depth study of a book.  Over 5-6 weeks the children will do lots of discussion, role play and writing based on this book. It will end in the children writing a new version or chapter of the book.  We are currently reading, ‘Journey to Jo’burg’. 

Every English starts with a grammar starter covering the grammar curriculum for year 5 and 6. This will support the year 6 children in passing their SPAG SATs in May.


We would like your children to read at least three times a week at home, more if possible. We have a reward system in place where your child’s diary is stamped along with their reading card, and prizes to be won too.



Maths is really important to us, so we need to keep learning our times tables and basic facts.  If we can spend 5 minutes per day practicing them, as well as learning the times tables sent home on Fridays, this will really help in our learning and ability to understand many mathematical concepts.  We have a Maths Time Table Championship in class which we complete every week and we would love to see every child reach the top.


This term, the children will be learning all about Forces. We will look at the forces which govern our world and use investigations to help develop our understanding. We will look at the role that gravity plays and the effect that push and pull have. We will also look at the way friction stops us in our tracks.


Our topic for Autumn Term will be the Vikings. We will be looking at where they came from and why. We will develop our understanding of the types of people they are and what gave them their fearsome reputations. We will look at warfare and the weapons they used, as well as looking at their day to day lives.

Art and DT

Over the space of the Term the children will aim learn about the Vikings and their symbols. The term will be a mixed Art and DT project, with close links with Forest school. As a year group, each class will be taken out by Mrs Haddon and they will create a long standing permanent Viking Long ship which can be used over the next few years. In Art, we will be looking at Viking symbols and using the Batik wax resist technique to create a patchwork sail.


Spellings rules and use of vocabulary are taught throughout the week, and consist of Star Spelling and No Nonsense Spelling.  There will be a spelling test every Friday to see how the children are getting on.


Homework will be sent out every Monday and should be returned the Friday of the same week. This consists of English, Maths, times tables and spelling.