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Sycamore Class Spring 2 Blog

It is time again to reflect on what has been a busy and productive six weeks in Sycamore Class.

We started this half-term with an enjoyable, informative trip to Bournemouth where we visited the local Mosque to find out about The 5 Pillars of Islam, as well as a very brief tour of a Catholic Church, to compare and contrast Christian churches, which are different to our St George’s parish. We also found time for a delicious lunch and walk along the pier in glorious early spring sunshine. We followed this visit up with a piece of extended writing, which showed the breadth and depth of the pupils’ knowledge on The 5 Pillars.

We have invested a great deal of time on Mathematics, continuing to improve our number fluency and arithmetic skills, as well as revising a wide range of topics in Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. The children deserve much praise for their efforts in this subject particularly. In addition, we have focused on the development of specific reading comprehension skills, such as retrieving and inferring information, predicting, summarising and extending vocabulary.

In Computer Science, each pupil programmed their own storyboard using ‘Scratch’ – we may have some budding app developers in our group! Building on the pupils’ knowledge of the human heart and circulatory system from Science, we have discussed a range of ways that enable us to lead healthy lives, from diet and exercise to lifestyle choices and looking after our mental health.

We now look forward to our Easter break, and coming back refreshed and rejuvenated ready for the Summer Term ahead.

Mr. Liddell, Year 6 teacher/Deputy Headteacher