We only have four more days to go until the end of term and the end of year. We are all very excited about the new academic year after Moving on Morning, Monday.
(I am also very excited and emotional because this is my last year as a teacher at Woodborough School. After 19 fantastic years, I am retiring. I am looking forward to lots of new adventures but I will most definitely be keeping in touch. I would just like to say what a wonderful teaching career I have had at Woodborough. I feel blessed and privileged to have been part of such an amazing school and team. I will miss you all very much….go Woodborough- keep working that magic!)
Back to Sycamore Class, we have completed final Rainbow Awards – congratulations to Esmee, Henry, Reauben and especially to Griff who is the first of us to achieve the Blue Award. Since Tuesday we have been having fun in maths, looking at more magic numbers
and playing with Polydron to make amazing 3D shapes.
We have also had our final Woodland Walk where we had a go at bird spotting (George’s daddy thought he saw a peregrine falcon and Griff’s mummy heard a cuckoo!) the rest of us heard some very noisy chickens,birds singing and we saw pigeons and crows.😄🐥🦅🐔
We then listened to a story and then had a go at lashing sticks together to make little stick men or our initials…
Some of us decorated them with leaves and grasses.
As a final treat we had 🥤 and 🍪 .
Once again, thank you to all the parents that came along.
Well here’s to a great final four days. They are going to be very busy and exciting ones for all of us and then I wish everyone a very happy and safe Summer Holiday! 🏖
On Wednesday 3rd July two coaches from Pewsey Tennis Club came to Woodborough. Sycamore were ready to go at 9am and had a fantastic half an hours coaching… Wimbledon here we come!
This Wednesday was our sports day and again Sycamore displayed some fantastic sporting talents. Both KS2 and KS1 sports began with a dance performance and fifteen children from Sycamore class were involved in this.
Well done to Venus who only just beat Mercury! And of course everyone tried their very best and were great sports.
To complete the sporty fortnight we had our KS1 inter -house Kick Rounders competition on Friday. We do not know the winners yet, as the points from this will be added to KS2 and Oak Class points to give us our final winners.
Back in class we have been looking at money and time in maths…
We can now recognise all the coins and notes, find some amounts and some of us can work out change too! We also know the days of the week, months of the year and seasons and can tell the o’clock and half past times.
We have nearly completed our All Things Bright and Beautiful topic. We have sorted animals into: mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We talked about other categories we could include, like insects or mini beasts.
We have moving on morning on Monday – when we will all be working in Maple class for the morning, with Mrs Johanson. In the afternoon we are looking forward to seeing the dress rehearsal of Oh What a Knight! the KS2 summer performance.
We have been very busy thinking about our Art Week theme this year – THIS IS ME!
We have been drawing self-portraits but because we have drawn portraits during Book Week when we were looking at Freda Kahlo we have been trying out the styles of some other artists like-
We have also painted pebbles for Finlays Garden
And made masks- at home and in school with Mrs Needham and Mrs Cross.
Our final project was to make a magical animal mascot which represents the characteristics we feel we have or need in Sycamore Class.
We have made a Linophantasaurus which has the head of a 🦁 for strength and bravery and the ears of a hare for listening, a body of an elephant for caring, with the wings of a parrot for beauty and finally a 🦘 tail with dinosaur spikes!
We have also been to the woods this week….
We carried out wild flower, tree and mini beast hunts. Everything has changed since we last went to the wood, everything was big, green and beautiful. Thank you to the mummys that came with us.
We have had a fantastic week thinking about THIS IS ME! Thank you Mrs Barratt and to all the people who have helped us.
Especially a big thank you to everyone that came to share our work during our Art Week school meeting.
We were very surprised by the growth of all our seedlings over the Bank holiday… in fact our sunflowers had got way too tall and spindly to survive a journey home to be replanted. We have decided to try again with new sunflowers, borlotti and runner beans and courgettes to put in our raised bed. We have made our final entries into our individual bean diaries and have taken these home to see if the are strong enough to grow at home.
It was wonderful to see so many mummies and daddies today at our Class Workshop. Thank you all for coming, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
We all had a great time and really loved sharing our work with you.
If you would like a copy of the slide show it is a Power Point and is too big to email but I can put it on a memory stick for you. Please pop a stick in a named envelope and I will make sure you get a copy.
Finally please remember it is our turn to bring in healthy snacks for our Healthy Snack Break next Friday- 17th May.
After a lovely long Easter 🐣 holiday, we are full of excitement and ready for our Summer terms. Our summer topic is All Things Bright and Beautiful and this term we are looking at plants. We have already planted runner bean and sunflower seeds and we will be keeping a diary of their growth. We have also sprinkled cress and mung bean seeds onto wet felt mats to see how they grow.
We are also hoping courgette and borlotti beans grow which we can put into one of the raised beds, with some flowers too.
During our science lesson on Thursday we thought of lots of questions that we would like to find the answers to to during this term…
What do plants need to grow?
To help us answer this we have put beans in several different places and with different conditions to see what happens to them. We are keeping a class diary to record our observations.
Yesterday we went on a wild flower hunt around the school field and found loads of wild plants- especially daisies, dandelions, brambles, stinging nettles and ivy. We also saw buttercups and a dog rose. Next time we go to the woods we will take the same tally charts and do another hunt, then compare the results.
Maths, multiplication and division
We have had our first look at multiplication this week. We started by counting in 10s and then making groups of ten. Then we made different equal groups to help us ‘find how many?’
It is our Class Workshop on Friday 10th May so please save the date mums and dads!
This week we have been evaluating our musical instruments and then playing them together in our junk bands. Each group had to think of a band name and then play to the rest of the class. Rehearsals were interesting- very noisy! But 2the performances were great.
We had already had a fantastic recital in the morning…
😊 We all thought you were amazing!
We ended the week with our Easter Service in the Church and a whole school meeting in the afternoon.
We have looked at rhymes in poetry and composed our Super Mum poem for the Mothering Service on Friday –
In maths we have been looking at measures- height, length, weight and capacity. We have been using mathematical vocabulary to compare different lengths and heights, weights and capacities. We have also measured using non- standard units such as cubes, paper clips, dice, dominoes and for capacity we used capfuls.
We also made Mothers Day cards. We hope you liked them and that you have all had a wonderful Mothering Sunday.
Next week is the last week of term four so we will be trying for our Rainbow 🌈 Awards- so practice hard everyone. 😃👍