Sycamore

Meet the Sycamore Class Team

Rebecca Class Teacher

Tracy TA4

Paige TA1

Emma TA1

Message from Sycamore Class

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to the school year ahead.

Alongside the staff team in class, we also have Delia (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) and Cheryl (Tuesday and Friday) who are our SMSA’s who will support us over the lunchtime period. Sycamore class pupils will include 5 girls and 2 boys.

Throughout this half term we will be looking at the following topics:

Literacy: For the first few weeks of the half term we will be looking at the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. This is a great story which introduces children to sequencing and developing their counting skills. It will provide lots of sensory opportunities for the children to engage with and also lots of tasting opportunities!

Numeracy: In our numeracy lesson, we will be focusing upon money. This topic will provide lots of opportunities to gain real life experiences using money and hopefully a visit to our local shops to experience handling money and also handing this over to purchase food items. We will also be working upon personalised targets throughout the week linked to all areas of numeracy.

Topic: This half term we will be learning all about ‘People who help us’. We will focus upon people who help in our home, school and our local community. We’re hoping to have lots of fun engaging in role play and finding out how they help others.

PE: This half term we will be focusing on ball skills within PE sessions. These skills will also help support in turn taking games. Pupils will also work on their physical independent learning targets throughout this time.

Food technology: We will be working a variety of skills linked to introducing new equipment and ingredients. We will be developing these skills throughout the school year and providing children with lots of opportunities to test these when making our culinary delights!

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me or communicate through the school diary.

How can you help at home?

Children will receive a postcard home on Fridays, which will allow parents and carers the opportunity to share information about what the children have been doing at the weekend. We will use this information to communicate with the children about what they have been doing and use it as a topic to motivate speaking, listening and develop our writing skills. Children will access a range of picture communication boards and symbols to support their understanding at a suitable level.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca and the Sycamore class team