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Class News, Spring 2020

Since my last blog it feels like a different world! After all of this is over, we must remember just how well we were doing with our learning and how much we achieved. Let’s look back at some of the highlights from the Spring Term!

To begin with we learnt all about the Islamic faith and culture. We produced some beautiful artwork, including clay tiles, in an Islamic style. Once completed, we painted them beautifully and sealed them to protect them forever!

In English, we completed poetry based on the opening scene of Macbeth and researched a piece of writing, linked to Islam, exploring Islamic faith and beliefs. A highlight was when Miss Cotton dressed up in fantastic Islamic silk clothes and gave us an in-depth insight into Islamic culture and life.

During PSHE, we explored a variety of jobs that you may well want to do when you eventually leave secondary school. You researched what qualifications you needed to achieve to enter the various professions together, along with the salary you could realistically expect. We linked this very closely to the cost of living, such as housing costs and bills.

In Science, we learnt about the circulatory system and what outstanding work you produced!    The level of detail in the diagrams was amazing and you wrote beautifully how nutrients and water are transported around the body. Thank goodness our whole school trip to Winchester Science Centre was able to go ahead before the lock down commenced. We all had a great time! Huge thanks to the PTA for organising and heavily subsidising this amazing trip for Science Week.

World Book Day was fun and we had an overall winner from Sycamore for the best costume!

Mrs Goodwin joined us in the Spring Term and the children certainly enjoyed getting to grips with French! She was so proud of the work you produced.

Well done everyone for keeping up your distance learning from home. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again. In the meantime, keep a close look out for weekly home-learning packs via parents' email addresses every Monday morning to keep your minds active. I can be contacted via the school office to assist with any problems.

Best Wishes,

Mr Paxton

Sycamore Class Teacher

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium