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Year 6 Sycamore

Welcome to Year 6 - Sycamore


Who teaches in Sycamore Class?

Sycamore is taught by myself, Miss Cleaver, and assisted by Miss Nunn. On Wednesday afternoons, Mrs King, Mr Ward and Mrs Rundle will take the class for Outdoor Learning, PE and French. 


What does my child need to bring to school with them?

By the end of Key Stage 2, we expect and promote children to be taking responsibility for organising themselves and becoming increasingly independent. Each day pupils will be expected to have a water bottle and weather appropriate clothing for break-times (coat, wellies, etc). On days which we have PE or Outdoor Learning, pupils will need to arrive in their kit which they will remain in for the day. Pupils have their own school pencil case containing the equipment they need.


What does a day in Sycamore look like?

During the mornings, we will focus on our foundation subjects which include maths, whole class guided reading, spelling and writing. On Thursday mornings, Sycamore class have a keyboard lesson. During the afternoons, we will spend time exploring the foundation subjects through our big questions. Each big question will have a knowledge organiser, which we will use in class to support our learning. As Year 6's, the children have lots of responsibilities to undertake including: student leadership roles and being a top buddy. There is never a dull moment!


When is homework handed in?

Pupils will complete an ongoing half-termly project related to their broader curriculum learning. Meanwhile, they will complete shorter weekly tasks which focus upon a recently taught area in English and Maths. Homework tasks are assigned on a Friday and returned the following Friday.


How can I help my child at home?

Your support is invaluable to your child's enjoyment and success at school. That begins with the relationship between your family and myself so please feel that you can come to me if and when you need. We encourage children to continue to enjoy books at home by borrowing from our school library. Children have accounts on Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars, which they can log in to from home. Knowledge organisers are available on the school website, these will detail the knowledge which we will expect the children to become competent in over the term. 

We look forward to a great year ahead,
Miss Cleaver and Miss Nunn




  • Half-termly Project
    Each half-term, children will explore an area of learning linked to our big questions. They can produce their project using any means they wish - the more creative, the better! Teachers can support children with generating ideas, if needed. At the end of each half-term, the entire school will bring their projects into school to showcase them for our whole-school community to share.

  • Weekly Assignment
    Each Friday, a new assignment will be given to each pupil. The content will focus on something covered recently in maths or English. These tasks will be reviewed the following Friday as a whole class. Children who have completed their homework will receive team points for their house! Children who have not completed their homework, will use the time we review as a class to complete the task themselves.


In Sycamore class, we expect pupils to take responsibility for completing and returning their homework. Personal organisation and time management are important skills to practice prior to their transition to secondary school. The homework we set aims to strike the balance of being challenging whilst remaining a task that pupils can complete independently. We encourage you to engage with your child’s homework so that you have an understanding of their strengths and areas to improve on.

We hope that this new format will be welcomed by families and benefit our children’s learning. If your child needs inspiration or encouragement for their assignments or project, please contact me via email ( or Class Dojo.


Sycamore Class Photos