Sycamore 2023 - 2024

Mrs Winrow


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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Year 1 and Year 2


 Welcome to our class page, here you will find information about our class and see the exciting learning that takes place. Please follow us on Twitter @Class2_StDavids for regular updates about our learning. Click on the links below to access a range of  learning platforms. 


This term's project is

Schools Long Ago

DELIGHTFUL: pictures of Haigh St David's and Aspull CE Primary School ...


In the Schools Long Ago project, your child will find out about St. David's school history and have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

The children will also enjoy reading the text, Whiffy Wilson the wolf who wouldn't go to school.


In the Everyday Materials project, your child will learn that materials are what objects are made from. They will observe and identify objects made from different materials in places familiar to them, such as their home and school. They will name and use their senses to explore a range of natural materials using hand lenses and digital microscopes, learning that natural materials come from the world around us, including the ground, plants and animals. They will name and use their senses to explore a range of objects made from human-made materials, learning that they are new materials made by people from natural materials. They will write scientific questions about a chosen object made from a human-made material, its features and its use in the object, revisiting their questions during the project to see if they can identify the answers as their knowledge builds over time. They will compare a range of objects made from different materials, putting them into groups according to their similarities and differences and explaining their groups. They will identify the properties of a range of materials, learning that materials can be described by their properties and that a property is a quality material that makes it suitable for a particular use. They will follow instructions and conduct various tests to determine different materials' properties. They will complete Venn diagrams, sorting objects according to the properties of their materials. They will complete their learning by investigating materials to determine which have suitable properties to make bunting, which will be used to decorate the school grounds.

In the Plant Parts project, your child will learn that plants are living things that grow from seeds or bulbs. They will revisit the concept of seasonal change, observing how trees and other plants change with the seasons, particularly from winter to spring. Your child will observe, photograph and identify various plants growing in and around the school grounds. They will choose one plant they would like to study for the project's duration. They will continue their learning by learning the parts of plants. They will explore where new plants come from and learn the names of some plants that grow from seeds and bulbs. Your child will learn about the parts of leaves, making comparisons. They will ask and answer scientific questions about the importance of plants to animals, including humans. They will observe how their chosen plant has changed over time and record their findings.


Useful information

Reading books are changed on a Friday

Library books are changed on a Monday

PE day is Monday - please send children to school in full PE kit

New home learning is set every Friday, you can access via your child's Purple Mash account. 


Useful Links:


Times Tables Rockstars

Home - BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.

BBC Teach - free collection for children to practice their times tables.


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Copperas Lane, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PA

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