New Term . New topic.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

This term we are working on a Science topic based on the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. We started this today by hearing the story and discussing it. We read a couple of versions and then tried retelling it to each other. We made mini flap books to help us to remember what happens.

We have a dressing up role play area this term where the children are pretending to be the Emperor trying out new clothes and creative combinations !

Christmas around the world

This week we are finding out what it is like to celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world. Yesterday we looked at lots of places and spent the afternoon making Poinsettia flowers that are used in celebrations in Mexico.  Today we have been lucky to have a presentation from Mrs Lichter who taught us about Christmas in Serbia. We heard how Christmas is celebrated two weeks later and that Father Christmas comes on New Years Eve. We heard about the fasting that takes place and some of the special foods. We learnt how to greet others in Serbian at Christmas time.

We also tried apple dipped in honey which is a traditional treat eaten at the midnight mass service on Christmas Eve.

** Don’t forget we would love to hear some children tell us about Christmas in different countries that are special to their families. If you have any links with other places please help them to prepare a short ‘talk’ for Wednesday morning.



Christingle Making

This afternoon Canon Larkey came into Sycamore Class to help make Christingle candles for our Christingle service tomorrow morning.  The children listened carefully to the instructions and all produced a wonderful Christingle orange.  Ask your child about the meaning of all its components.


Woodborough Walk

Today we changed our woodland visit to a Woodborough village walk.  The Sycamores  followed a map they were given, trying to spot landmarks as they went along.  The children added a few more details to make our map even better.   Great map work.  Nobody got lost!


Today we did the sponsored event and had a fantastic time working through the exercises in the circuit. The children really enjoyed it and were inspired by Katrina Hart’s assembly which followed.

Don’t forget to return sponsorship forms with the money by next Monday.


Woodland walk 16.11.17

Today the Sycamore children got inventive making 2D and 3D shapes out of sticks, leaves and mud.  They showed off with their extensive knowledge of the shapes and the shapes properties.

A triangle