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Sycamore Class Blog – Autumn Term 1

The children in Sycamore have had a productive and enjoyable half-term, working very hard to develop important literacy and numeracy skills as well as experiencing a wide curriculum. We are all enjoying reading the class novel 'Friend or Foe', by Michael Morpurgo, which tells the tale of two young evacuees during WWII who encounter enemy fighter pilots. In addition, we have developed our writing skills through some detailed explanation texts on the Causes of World War II, and produced very imaginative diary entries based on the novel 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The children also wrote some extremely creative Personification Poetry, which was shared at the Harvest Service at St. George's Church.

In Maths, the primary focus has been on Place Value and the Four Operations, and we have continued to improve our skills by progressing through the stages of Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. The highlight for many pupils has been the visit to the Bovington Tank Museum, where we learnt about a typical household during World War II, and the different jobs within the Home Guard, as well as obviously looking at a number of fascinating tanks from World War I to the present day.

Everyone has enjoyed being outdoors for PE, playing a range of sports such as football, rugby, netball and even learning some Highland Dancing! A special well done to the brave children who attend the Wednesday Lunchtime Cross Country Club, where we are still aiming to reach Dancing Ledge in one go!

Come back to find out more about our adventures over the next half term.

Mr. Liddell, Year 6 teacher/Deputy Headteacher