Welcome to Sycamores
(our mixed Year 2/3 class).
PLEASE LOOK BELOW FOR THIS TERM'S CURRICULUM
WORLD BOOK DAY
After a very successful trip to The Yorkshire Museum of Farming last year, we have booked another day there on Monday 17th July. The theme is Pre-History (the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages), which Year 3s already know lots about and Year 2s will be learning about from September.
Visit their website:
AS PART OF THE SCHOOL LINKING NETWORK, SYCAMORES CLASS IS LINKED TO A YEAR 3 CLASS AT PARKINSON LANE.
WE MET THEM ON FEBRUARY 7TH AT BANKFIELD MUSEUM AND THIS TERM WE VISIT EACH OTHER'S SCHOOLS.
WE WENT TO PARKINSON LANE
ON THURSDAY 25TH MAY AND THEY VISIT US ON JULY 3RD.
THE NETWORK WAS SET UP TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY COHESION. WE BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME BY GAINING MANY SOCIAL AND WRITING OPPORTUNIES.
PE KIT... Indoor PE kit (red top, black shorts and black pumps) should be in your child's locker every day.
Outdoor kit (trainers plus warmer sportswear on colder days) for is needed on Thursdays.
Year 3s go swimming on Wednesdays.
EARRINGS MUST BE TAKEN OUT FOR PE SO PLEASE DELAY NEW PIERCING UNTIL THE NEXT SUMMER HOLIDAY!
READING IN SCHOOL
Children read in most lessons and read to a teacher in weekly group reading sessions. We also have several volunteers to read 1-to-1 with children. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPARE TIME AND WOULD LIKE TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN READ, PLEASE CONTACT MRS BOLTON.
We will be visiting the local library and every child will be able to borrow a book, becoming a member if they haven't already joined.
READING BOOKS. Every morning children read during register. Then we give stickers to everyone who has read to someone at home. We count the stickers up monthly and give very regular readers Grove Award stickers. Children are also given the opportunity to change their reading books.
SQUIRT- SILENT QUALITY UNINTERRUPTED READING TIME.
We also have a daily reading session where children can read any book, comic or magazine, including ones brought from home.
CLASS SHARED BOOK
The first book that we are going to share is Danny Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl.
HERE ARE OVERVIEWS OF THE WHOLE YEAR
Please check your Mathletics homework is complete.
Year 2s and 3s have 'Rock Stars' times table tests several times a week. Their Mathletics log-in also gets them onto the Rock Stars website (https://ttrockstars.com/login).
To access Mathletics click on this link:
Spellings will be tested on a Monday.
By the end of year 2 children will have practised spelling the 100 most common words and the next 200 high frequency words. You can find details below.
Please take the time to check these words with your children because we will be encouraging them to spell these correctly in their writing. In addition to this, we will issue new spellings from the Year 2 and 3 curricula.
YEAR 3 WORD LISTS
YEAR 2 MOST COMMON WORDS