Welcome to Sycamore Class!

My name is Miss Freeman and I teach Sycamore Class. We are very lucky to have Mrs Pilbrow helping with our learning. Sycamore is the middle class of the school and teaching year 2 and year 3 children.


Dear Parents,


This term we will be thinking about Invaders and Empires and investigate the Romans. Our science focus later in the term is on creatures and their habitats. In maths we will be returning to time soon, both digital and analogue. This is an area that many children find challenging, drawing attention to clocks and time at home will help prepare them for this subtopic.


P.E. with the sports coaches will be taking place on Thursday afternoons; this will be multi-skills leading to team games. Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit, including trainers on Thursdays.


Spellings and mental maths will be given out on Wednesdays with spelling and maths tests on Mondays. This half term we will be looking at mental addition and subtraction. The large yellow homework book is a practice space for these, the front of the book has some suggestions of different ways to practice (it also has suggestions for questions to ask when listening to your child read).


Our other piece of homework this half term will be a project linking into our topic theme, I will be sending out details about this soon. There may also be voluntary projects based on what we have been talking about in class.


Your child’s reading book and the yellow reading record should be coming into school and going home every day. This book is designed to be a record of every time your child reads with an adult during the year. When your child reads to you please record it here, even if it wasn’t their school reading book.


Please attempt to practice spellings and maths with your child daily alongside reading. This will help them to feel prepared for weekly tests and allow them to commit what they are learning to memory. Oral practice during spare moments can be equally helpful to written practice in developing your child’s ability to recall number facts quickly.


The spelling lists your child is given may be based on target words for their age group, topic words, or words they know but forget to spell correctly in their writing.


If you have any questions please come and see me.

Kind Regards




Miss Freeman