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Sycamore Class Y3/Y4 2023-2024

2023 - 2024

Sycamore Class
Reading for pleasure is key to maintaining a child’s appetite for books, learning and improving reading ability. Children who are immersed in a ‘reading for pleasure’ culture from an early age are far more likely to transition to secondary school with a bedrock of literacy ability and enquiring minds. Please click on this link for a recommended reading list for different age groups: Primary School Reading Lists for Children aged 3-11  
Sycamore class really enjoyed their first RE lesson learning about the Christian creation story. They spent time in nature, looking really closely at what was around them and took some wonderful photos on the IPads. They then created a page in their books entitled 'Our Wonderful World'. We definitely have some budding photographers in the class!
Sycamore class had a blast in their afternoon music session with kip. The children all played 2 instruments each as well as singing during the session. We are definitely in for a treat on Friday with the performance.
Sycamore class really enjoyed creating waves out of clay in our art lesson. They used scrunched up paper to prevent the wave collapsing while it dried. I thinik these will look incredible once they are painted next week. Great skills Sycamore!
Sycamore class expertly painted their clay waves and we were all rather impressed with how they turned out! They mixed some fabulous colours!
Sycamore class made some fabulous sculptures to end their art unit. They enjoyed the freedom of creating a sculpture of their choice and certainly showed bucket loads of creativity!
What a fantastic morning! Sycamore class had a stone age visitor who taught them so much about the stone age period. They learnt all about early man and different human species. They learnt about the first use of fire, tools and how the stone age would hunt and stay warm. Role playing hunting was a fun game. Sycamore class were enthusiastic and asked brilliant questions!
The children worked in groups, designing these team work posters. It was excellent to see them putting the team work skills into practice as they designed the posters.
The children worked suberbly in groups, following instructions to mummify a doll! After acting out the mummification process, they were ready to write some really detailed instructions in their English lesson.
What a wonderful poetry slam! We have a class of wonderful poets. Was lovely to see the children share their poems with the class and to see how much support and encouragement they gave each other!
Sycamore class had a great trip to the Exeter Mosque. They asked some great questions and came away with some really thoughtful reflections. Some children were surprised that Muslims do not even drink water when fasting during Ramadan. Others were shocked that the Imam had memorised the entire Quran in Arabic by the age of 11! We followed up the visit with labelling the parts of a mosque back in class and discussing all the things we had learnt.
Sycamore had a blast dressing up as their favourite characters for World Book Day. We had Ebeneezer Tweezer from The Beast and the Bethany, Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and Daddy Bear from Goldilocks. We enjoyed a live session with Michael Morpurgo, who spoke about our class book The Butterfly Lion. It was also fantastic to see so many Blue Peter Entries, with book reviews and matching pictures to capture their favourite reads. 
We have been learning about skeletons in Science! We have discovered the differences between endoskeletons and exoskeletons and had plenty of fun creating bones and joints from chalk, black card and split pins. Did you know the femur is the longest bone in the human body?!
Our assembly based on the non-fiction text 'An Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts' was in full swing today, as the bear necessities of life came to Broadhempston Village Hall! Our Year 3s and 4s played the roles of: presenters, snow leopards, Bengal tigers, sloths, honey badgers, polar bears, giant armadillos and giant anteaters. Hakuna Matata Sycamore!