Welcome to Sycamore Class!
On our page you will find lots of photographs which show the different things we have been doing in class. We hope you enjoy them!
Growth Mindset - Thunks, 10.01.20
The children have had a great first week back and are already stretching their brains! Today in Growth Hour, we discussed some 'Thunks' - unusual questions to make you think! There were no right or wrong answers, the point of the exercise was to stretch our brains and explain our answers. The children really impressed me with their deep thinking and 'out of the box' answers.
Skara Brae Museum, 17.12.19
This term, the children have been learning about the Neolithic village Skara Brae. In History, they made their own Skara Brae houses and in Literacy, they wrote an information text about them. We then turned our classroom into a Skara Brae museum and our Year 5 reading buddies came to visit! The Year 5s reported that they learnt a lot from our writing and were really impressed with how much the children had learnt this term - well done, Sycamore Class.
Analysing poo! 17.12.19
In History today, the children were given a challenge: To work out which phase of pre-history different poo samples came from! They dissected three different samples and used the guidance sheet to identify which food each sample contained. Once they had done this, they were able to match it to the correct time period, based on humans' diet at that time. The children were inquisitive - albeit giggly (!) - investigators, and were able to apply their knowledge of pre-history to correctly identify each sample.
Prehistory Workshop, 1.11.19
Today we kicked off our new topic - Savage Stone Age - in style! We were incredibly lucky to be joined by an expert in prehistory. Vanessa taught us all about the stages of prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age then we tried out some activities that humans would have done in the prehistoric era. These included grain grinding, spinning wool, drilling holes in wood, dressing in prehistoric clothing and exploring a Mesolithic shelter!
Design Technology - Healthy Smoothies, 16.10.19
This term, the children have been learning how to lead a healthy lifestyle. In Science, they have learnt how fruit and vegetables help our bodies to grow and repair and in DT they have been applying this knowledge to design a healthy smoothie. Today, we finally got to make them! The children took charge of every step of this process - from preparing the fruit, to designing the packaging and most importantly....tasting them!
Food Tasting with ASDA, 24.9.19
Following our trip to ASDA last week, three representatives joined us in school today and brought some fruit and vegetables for us to try! The children showed great courage in trying food they have never tasted before - and even Mrs Pitman and Miss Guthrie tried the brussel sprouts! We learnt about where the fruit and vegetables came from and discussed why some of them travel from other countries to be sold in our supermarkets.
PE - Gymnastics, 9.9.19
In PE today, we began to learn about balances in gymnastics. The children worked in pairs to develop a sequence of 1, 2, 3 or 4 point balances, then performed these to the class. Their sequences were excellent and showed real creativity!
Library Visit, 6.9.19
Today we visited the library for the first time and completed a quiz in partners to help us find our way around!