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Gothic Mede Academy

Sycamore - Year 3

Welcome to the home page of Sycamore Class!

Bonjour! I am Mrs Oestreicher and I am the class teacher for Super Sycamore.

We are really pleased to welcome back children after the Christmas break and are looking forward to exciting learning in our Spring term. Well done to all the children who worked so hard at their star challenges last term - it was great to see and hear about your comparisons of skeletons of different animals. I can't wait to see how you tackle our new star challenge - news of this to follow....

So what have we got in store this term? Well, it is certainly going to be exciting. In Science we will be petrologists as we study rocks and fossils - comparing their characteristics by carrying out a series of practical investigations as well as creating our own fossils!

In Maths we will be extending our learning on Multiplication and Division before finding out more about Measurement (length and money), then moving onto one of my favourite topics - Fractions! More information can be found in the Maths curriculum objectives attachment below.

We start our new English unit as soon as we get back - "Stone Age Boy" is an exciting portal story which takes us back in time to a period of Prehistory that the children know well.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvDpwlC8NtA

In Computing we will be learning how to touch type and send emails, and in RE we will be looking at what kind of world Jesus wanted. In PSHE we will continue to focus on Emotional Wellbeing whilst also looking at Living in the Wider World and rules and responsibilities.

We have a very exciting DT unit up ahead: Making Pneumatic Models. I know the children are going to come up with some very innovative ideas. And if that wasn't exciting enough, our Geography in the second half of the term is all about Volcanoes and Earthquakes! 

We hope that children will be in school as much as possible this term, but would like to remind you that if your child is not in school, they can access schoolwork through Google classroom. If you are having difficulties accessing the work please contact IT services:  StudentITSupport@bestacademies.org.uk

We wish all our families a safe and happy spring term  - look out for photos on our photo gallery page to see how we are getting on.