About Your Class Teacher
My name is Mrs Sergeant and I love being Sycamore Class Teacher! I love to travel - my favourite countries that I've visited are Iceland, Peru and Cyprus. My favourite authors are James Patterson and Peter James. I started reading mysteries and crime thrillers when I was young - I loved The Hardy Boys when I was at Primary School. My favourite subject to teach is Geography and History - I still love to find out about things that have happened in the past.
Sycamore Class are also taught by Miss Roberts and Miss Hussain.
This Half Term:
This term, our focus in UKS2 is 'Marvellous Mexico' and the focus will be learning about the geography of Mexico and the history of The Aztecs. Our book hook for topic will be reading, 'The Jewelled Jaguar' by Sharon Tregenza.
In English, the focus will be on writing A Tale of Fear.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value and number. We will revise column method addition and subtraction as well as short methods of multiplication and division before talking these further by learning all about long multiplication and long division.
In Science, the children will be learning all about plants and animals.
Our Key Vocabulary
culture – the ides, customs and social behaviour of a society.
effectiveness - the quality of working well and producing results that were intended.
excavate – remove earth carefully from (an area) in order to find buried remains.
legacy – something that is handed down from one period of time to another.
significance – a decision that modern people make about what is important from our past.
climate - the general weather conditions that are typical of a place
biome - a major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterised by a dominant vegetation
settlement - a place newly settled – a colony
population – all the inhabitants of a particular place.
Our School Trips and Experiences
This half term, the children can look forward to our Aztec Day which will be held on Friday 7th October. They will spend the day being architects (like the Aztecs) building their own city; learning about religion and the significance of masks as well as cooking their very own Aztec dish (still popular in the region today).
Important Things to Remember
Homework is set on a Friday and this year, all Year 6 children will use CPG books. They have a Maths SATs buster; a Reading SATs buster and a Spelling and Punctuation SATs buster.
They will be expected to set a 10 minute timer per 'quiz'. This is no more than 30 minutes of homework.
Spellings will be handed out on Friday in their Spelling Record Book. A quiz will be set on Purple Mash. The children will have a spelling test every Friday.
Reading - it is expected that each child must read at LEAST 3 times per week. Please ensure that your sign your child's Reading Record Book every time they read as this is how they will achieve their reading stickers.
PE is on a Wednesday. Your child must bring a full PE kit into school every Wednesday.
Links That Could Help Us
This website provides many Maths and English games for children of all ages within the Primary age range.
This website provides many activities to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.
This fantastic website has information to support all topic themes within the Primary curriculum.