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Welcome to the Sycamore Class!

The children in our class are 9 and 10 years old.


Who works in Sycamore Class?

Our teacher is Mr Butterwick. On Wednesday afternoons,  Mrs Drummond, Mrs Allan and Mrs Hilton teach us for an exciting topic-based rotation. We are supported in the classroom by Miss Armitage, Mrs Trapps and Mrs Whitehead. We also have some very helpful volunteers. 

What do we learn?

You can download various documents below, which show curriculum coverage and daily routines in Sycamore Class. 

Our Literacy is often based on our Topic planning, with a writing focus on the areas covered in History, Geography and Science. However, there are also essential skills and units that we will look at, in-line with the National Curriculum for Year 5.   

As you will see from the overview, our topic this half-term is  "The Mayan Civilisation”. We will be continuing to look at ‘Earth & Space' in science lessons, before moving on to the next topic: "Properties of Materials". 

In maths we'll be continuing to use our Abacus materials, as required, along with the White Rose Maths Hub. Do continue to use Hit the Button for times tables test preparation (it's tablet and smart phone-friendly). We begin this half-term with an emphasis on Measurement, where we will look at Area & Perimeter. We will then return to Multiplication and Division.  

Ahead of two competitions this term, Year 5 will beneft from sessions taught by a Leeds Rhinos rugby coach and a local tennis coach, too.

Important things to remember

Our Week in Year 5

Monday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors).

Tuesday: Times Tables tests.

Wednesday: Choir folders.

Thursday: Spellings test and new lists issued. Some children will need their swimming kit in school.

Friday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors). Certificates and rewards are given out. Have you been 'Green All Week'?


Homework: Reading, spellings, times tables, 1x piece of Maths homework (fortnightly), 1x piece of English/Learning Log (fortnightly). Please call in if a piece of homework is missing or has gone astray.

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