Welcome to Sycamores!
Sycamore class is where you’ll find an enthusiastic and creative bunch of children in years three and four.
Along with our hard work, positive attitudes and growing independence, we take pride in our work and always put in 100% effort in all areas of the curriculum. We are a friendly, creative bunch and enjoy sharing our success and helping other people. We are keen to talk about our learning and eager to ask questions to gain a better understanding of our wonderful world.
Mrs Minifie & Miss Loasby are our class teachers and Mrs Fraser and Mr Zilkha work in our classroom to support our learning. As well as our core learning, we enjoy P.E lessons on a Wednesday afternoon and get messy with art on a Friday. We look forward to welcoming you!
English is such an important part of our day. We love to read inspiring texts and use these to develop our writing skills over a series of weeks. We often start our learning with a ‘Hook’ which really excites and engages us in our learning. Each day we use innovative and fun methods to help us learn our spellings as well as concentrating on perfecting our handwriting.
The love maths in Sycamores and are becoming accomplished mathematicians. As a result of practical maths opportunities, we can apply our learning to solve problems and create our own investigations. We like to use a variety of learning styles to help us to understand tricky mathematical concepts. Children work hard to explain their thinking and show understanding in a variety of ways. We study four main areas of maths over each term; number sense, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning and geometric reasoning. Daily mental maths exercises help keep our minds agile and build confidence.
Our class blog
What fun we had in the sun! Some children from our Sycamores Class spent the afternoon joining forces with their counterparts from Hennock, Harbertonford and Landscove in a brilliant afternoon of problem solving tasks. Working [...]
Sycamore and Redwoods had a visit from Isambard Kingdom Brunel today! We learnt all about his life and how, thanks to his amazing engineering skills, the railway came to Newton Abbot and Torbay, changing the [...]
Sycamores made these wonderful Washi Dolls today. They were skillfully crafted and lovingly made to a high standard. Can't wait to use them with our literacy learning. Well done Sycamores!
This year Bearnes took part in National Schools Sports Week a National Initiative to promote and encourage young children to get involved in Sports and Physical Activity that teaches them to lead a healthy balanced [...]
On Friday, year 3,4, and 5 children were immersed in a nature craft workshop led by artist Naomi Vincent. We were inspired by the natural materials Naomi brought with her and by the examples [...]
KS2 have a had a fantastic science-filled day today. The pupils took part in four different investigations throughout the day all to do with the British Science Week theme: Change. Activity one involved making [...]
Sycamores are really excited about maths! Everyone has been given their own login names and passwords for a maths games website called Manga High (www.mangahigh.com). We have used this engaging website at the start of [...]
Sycamores were showing off their green fingers at the park yesterday. They were tasked with weeding flower beds and planting daffodil bulbs and did a tremendous job. They came back to school raving about their [...]
Charlotte's mum came into Sycamores yesterday to help us to learn about the flute. She performed several pieces of music and, for one of these, she was accompanied by Charlotte! It was a very [...]
Sycamore class today had their Health Related Fitness lesson in Courtney Park. The learning focus of 'Interval Training' inspired us to run and speed walk up the hill, which was surprisingly easy. The class measured [...]