Sycamore 31.3.17

We had a very exciting day last Friday for our school Easter Day and today the children have had all the fun of an Easter Bunny Hunt. (Thank you to the PTA). On Monday we did a lot of DT. We learnt about axles and wheels and followed the design process. We had such a lovely trip to the park on Tuesday. We spent the first half in the woods where the children played imaginatively. They made dens, mini bug hotels and see saws. Then we went to the play area and met up with the other 2 classes. It was just lovely to see the children playing so beautifully with huge grins on their faces. We found it hard to drag ourselves away and so stayed longer than we had planned. A huge ‘thank you’ to the parents who helped. We could not have done it without you! In maths we have been looking at symmetry and tried to find symmetry in nature during our outdoor learning session. We have also been revising subtraction which seems to have become a little rusty.  Our racket skills are improving and so is our juggling! We played a mini version of netball (without the net) in our PE slot and it was great to see how many were able to throw and catch so accurately. We have also managed to fit in lots of Easter things. The children did them all independently. In literacy our focus has been poetry and so we wrote some Easter poems.


  • Our Easter Church service is on the first day back – Tuesday. We need some helpers to walk down the road with us. You would need to be at school by 1.45 pm. The service starts at 2.15pm and you are all welcome.
  • Advance warning: We have a trip to the beach on 4th May and will need some people to come with us. It should be a really good day.

Words to learn: sea, see, beautiful, behind, every, lighthouse, seagull, climb, rocks, break

We are currently checking the words that the children know. We are also taking time to revise all the phonics sound patterns to help with spelling. We are trying to train the children to stop and look at a word that they have written and to think whether it would look like that in a book.


Please keep up the reading over the holiday. Reading a lot of books just below their reading level helps them to read fluently and for pleasure.


Have a brilliant holiday and a very happy Easter.

Thank you for all your ongoing support.

Jane O’Loan, Tricia King and Karen Phillips