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Mrs Partis visits !

We were lucky today to have a visit from Mrs Partis who has recently returned from a trip to Australia. She showed us lots of excellent pictures and told us all about her adventure. The children were very interested and asked lots of great questions – well done Sycamore !

We were disappointed to hear that in fact Wombats are very grumpy and smelly . Mrs Partis much preferred the koalas.

The new Sycamore Class are hard at work

We are off to a great start in Sycamore Class. We began by finding out about our new topic -Wandering Wombat and we listened to a funny story about a cheeky Wombat. We thought about where Australia is and learnt some names of other Australian animals.

Later we did some sorting in maths where we worked together to think of ways of grouping objects. There were lots of good ideas. 

Later we did P.E and played some fun games. At the end we did find an extra pair of school shoes so if anyone is missing any let me know !

We are looking forward to some more Wombat work tomorrow and don’t forget we are off on our first Woodland adventure this week so we need wellies on Thursday.

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.