Sycamore Class

Hello! My name is Miss Whittaker and I am the class teacher in Sycamore class.


We are also very lucky to have Mrs Johnson and Mrs Mahoney working with us.

Our new topic for the Summer term is

Buckets and Spades

In our project based learning for Summer 2, the children will consider what makes the seaside unique. To begin the topic, they will create enquiry questions based around where our seasides resorts are and their key features, also how a visit to the seaside has changed over time.


In Science, the children will continue to explore habitats and microhabitats and develop their understanding of the importance of an animal’s locality to its survival. To further enhance their learning, the children will make use of Forest School sessions to identify and name a variety of plants and animals, including micro-habitats and further consider why they are suited to that habitat.


In History, the children will continue to draw on the  text ‘The Window’ by Jeannie Baker, and make links to their Geography learning, where they will consider the impact of humans on the environment and identify the human and physical features of the local area. They will then contrast this with a seaside setting which will be enhanced by their trip to St Annes’ beach.


In Art and DT, the children will take inspiration from the artist Andy Goldsworthy and the natural world to create artwork using natural materials. They will then use Forest School sessions to create their own leaf print using a hammering technique.


This term in English, the children will continue to follow a talk for writing approach to further develop their oracy, imagination and writing techniques.



This term in Maths, the children will continue to identify, represent and estimate numbers and show these in a variety of ways. When adding and subtracting, they will continue to build on their previous learning of number facts to 20 and relate these to numbers to 100.


Reading books

It is important that your child's book bag is in school every day. Please read with your child every night and discuss what they have read. You do not need to read the whole book at once just a few pages is fine.



Homework will be given out every Friday. The homework will reflect on the children's learning throughout the week. Please ensure homework is handed back in on Thursday to ensure new homework can be given out on the Friday.



Please make sure that every piece of clothing your child brings into school has their name clearly on it. This is to ensure if any clothing does get lost or misplaced it can be easily returned. 



We have a specialist FUNDA lesson every week. This will be on a Thursday morning so please ensure your child has their P.E. kits in school throughout the term. 


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesistate to come and speak to me.


Thank you for your continued support, 


Miss Whittaker, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Mahoney :)