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The children in Sycamore have had a productive and enjoyable half-term, working very hard to develop important literacy and numeracy skills. We have all enjoyed reading the class novel Friend or Foe, by Michael Morpurgo, which tells the tale of 2 young evacuees during WW2 who encounter enemy fighter pilots. In addition, we have developed our writing skills through explanation texts – How a Dishwasher Really Works – and have written some fabulous science-fiction themed stories.

In maths, the primary focus has been on fractions and decimals and we have continued to improve our skills by progressing through the stages of Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. Using TT Rockstars on a consistent basis has also been helpful in improving our tables. We have all enjoyed our DT sessions, where our Lunar Buggies are almost complete and ready to explore the Moon. The skills we have developed in Science have helped us to build an electrical circuit which allows our buggies to move.

Despite the weather getting colder, everyone has enjoyed being outdoors for PE – playing a wide range of games such as Capture the Flag, Benchball, Handball and Pac Man – as well as many brave children who have continued to attend the Cross Country Club, where we are still aiming to reach Dancing Ledge in one lunchtime!