Welcome to Sycamore Class!

 

Hello, my name is Mrs Plummer and I am Sycamore's Class teacher this year. We are also very lucky to have Miss Lacey and Miss Pope working with us this term.

 

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 Our topic this term is 'Horrible Histories'

 

During the topic the children will research and explore the historical events that happened locally surrounding the trial of the Pendle Witches. They will use secondary sources such as newspaper articles to learn about the event and hold debates to express their opinions. They will make links with their Geography learning by using aerial photographs to identify Pendle Hill. The children will then use their mapping skills and location knowledge to construct their own maps to show where different parts of the trial took place. To enhance their learning the children will take part in a Drama and History workshop based around the life of Florence Nightingale. They will learn about the horrible conditions in which she had to work and they will reflect on why she was a significant individual from the past. In art they will further develop their skills in sculpture to create their own oil lamp like the one Florence used. The children will also study a variety of different landscape paintings from a range of artists. They will look at different techniques used and focus in on 2; watercolour and tissue paper. They will create their own artwork in the style of their chosen artist to show the Pendle Hill landscape using one of the 2 taught techniques.

 

We have a very exciting term ahead!

 

If you would like to see what we have been getting up to each week remember to visit the Sycamore class blog (https://www.longshawinfants.co.uk/sycamore-blogand follow @longshawinfants on Twitter . We post updates regularly!

 

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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 you have read. You do not need to read the whole book at once. Once your child has read their book and had their book signed they will be given the opportunity to choose a new book. 

 

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday reflecting the children's learning that week. Please ensure homework is back in school by Thursday to ensure homework can be issued the following Friday.

 

Clothing

Please make sure that every piece of clothing that comes into school has your child's name on it so that if it does get lost or misplaced it can be easily returned. 

 

P.E 

We have two P.E sessions every week, including a specialist FUNDA session. Please make sure your child has their P.E kits in school throughout the term. 

 

 Thank you!

 

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If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate

to come and speak to me. 

 

Thank you for your continued support, 

 

Mrs Plummer :)