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                                              Dear Students and Parents of Sycamore Class,             

I trust that you all had a good half term and are now feeling refreshed and ready to complete this term, which will fly by!  I am really hoping that Spring has sprung and some brighter weather is on its way!!!

We will be continuing with our studies on ‘Life on an Island’.  We are all enjoying this area of our learning; areas covered so far include a study of our country, a comparison of other islands in the world, survival on an island and items we might take if we were stranded on an island. As part of this overview we will be studying the work of Great British Artists, so far, we have researched Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and Gillian Ayres.  Our studies this half term take us onto David Hockney and Sir Alfred Munnings.

In Science Mr Norfolk will continue his teaching on Evolution, with studies centred on the Galapagos Islands.

Our Literacy lessons will continue to use the writing project IPEELL strategy and will include lots of writing opportunities centred around our wider, creative curriculum and in particular stories set on an island.  In Numeracy we have moved our learning onto algebra and fractions.

PE will be taught on a Friday by Mrs Tilley, but please ensure that your child has a PE Kit in school all week.  Just a reminder that we do expect a full P.E. kit to contain clothing suitable for outside P.E. too.  Mrs Gladwin will teach Latin to Year 6 on a Tuesday morning.  Mrs Ryan will continue with brass lessons on a Tuesday too.  Please ensure your child has their instrument in school.

Study Club for Year 6’s will continue to take place on a Wednesday after school until 4:15pm.  This dedicated slot is allowing for students to work through their study books with me on hand to answer any questions or provide guidance.  It is also an opportunity to recap on any learning from class that needs securing. 

There are a few minor alterations to the homework schedule, mainly to ensure that all homework is distributed before homework club on a Tuesday to allow for pupils to complete during this dedicated session with Mrs Riding on hand.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Katy Last


Please find homework schedule, that I try to keep to!



Vocab/reading challenge

Maths Homework due in

Literacy Homework due in



Maths Homework set

Literacy Homework set

French Homework (possibly) set/due in







Science homework (possibly) set/due in






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