Hokey Pokey

Today we learnt about Hokey Pokey ice that the Victorians had as a treat. Mrs Partis brought in her ice cream maker and we made it. It was honey comb flavour and we all loved it.

The Victorians thought that eating ice cream was unhygienic because many of the seaside sellers used unwashed glass cups and the ice cream was found to contain fleas and animal hair !


In RE we are learning about the Jewish celebration of Chanukah.  We read a story about Sammy Spider’s first Chanukah, where Sammy learns about the Chanukah game of dreidel.  We played the dreidel game, with counters and cubes instead of sweets.  Then we all made our own dreidels, so we will be able to play at home too.

Sycamore Class received lots of book awards and Golden Certificates in the School meeting this afternoon.  Well done everyone.  

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

This term was are gearing up for our trip to the seaside on July 4th. (Don’t forget to return permission slips ASAP) I have a good number of parents coming along on this trip with us and would really like to have a 10min briefing on the day before we go so I can run through the plan. This will be straight after school on Monday 3rd please let me know if you can’t make this and you are coming with us.

We have been talking about holidays today and we will begin thinking about holidays from the past next week. We will be talking about modern day holidays and also holidays from parents childhoods and then grandparents childhood. If you have any artefacts or photos from trips to the seaside we would love to see them.

In case the message hasn’t reached you , Sycamore Class have Cake break this week. Any cakes this Friday will be gratefully received.



Dog Smart

Today Emily from the Dog’s Trust visited us. We learnt how to be safe around dogs and lots about dogs senses. Here are some facts we now know :

Dogs have the same 5senses but it’s sense of smell is 1000 times better.

Chocolate, gapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs.

Dogs can smell under water.

Trees and leaves

After the fun and excitement of our assembly we have begun a new topic this week about plants.

We have continued our fairy tale theme by looking at Jack and the Beanstalk and today we have learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees. We made leaf idials to help us identify different trees.


Bog Baby fantastic

We had a lot of fun this morning presenting our Bog Baby assembly to our families and the school.  All the hard work rehearsing paid off when we remembered to speak clearly and loudly to tell everyone about our brilliant learning.  Mrs Barratt, Mrs Blacker and Mrs Partis are very proud of us.

Thanks to our parents for helping us with our words and coming to watch us, it was great to have your support and we are very proud of ourselves.

The ENORMOUS turnip

This term has started with a little drama ! We are working hard to practise for our class assembly and we have been listening to and retelling traditional tales. Today we worked on the Enormous turnip. We had a brilliant time re-enacting the story.


then out it popped !!