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Sycamore Class Blog – Spring Term

It has been a busy beginning to 2018 in Sycamore class. The children’s writing has come on in leaps and bounds, producing terrific pieces of work ranging from a Biography of Nelson Mandela and a Recount of our Super Science Day, to discussing the Pros and Cons of the Internet and explaining How the Human Heart Works. The introduction of our Comprehension Boxes, an increased focus on Lexia and choosing a wider range of personal choice books has also resulted in pleasing progress in reading – well done, everyone!

As well as continuing to build on our number skills in Maths, there has also been a focus on a wider area of topics including Geometry, Algebra and Measurement. The introduction of Mathletics has supported our learning in this subject and, with improved weather in the near future, we look forward to developing our Maths skills outdoors!

We have also had much fun recently with our ukuleles in Music lessons, and enjoyed two visits from our visiting scientist, Dr Juliette Jackson, when we have made slime and designed, built and tested boats, amongst other activities. Our artistic skills have developed through an introduction to African Art styles – Tinga Tinga and Gakonga – and creating symbolic pieces for our 'Stations of the Cross' item in the Easter Service.