Key Dates for Diaries
Cooking in Sycamore
On Thursday 9th June, we (Sycamore) made scones for the Summer Fete. First, we all got into groups to make the scones. We added flour, butter, caster sugar, eggs, milk and baking powder into a bowl and mixed it all up – each ingredient was added one by one. Plus we had to mix the butter and flour differently using the ‘breadcrumb’ method. When we rolled out the dough we cut out four scones each (we used a medium sized cutter because the others were too small or too large). Then Miss Hillier put them in the oven to cook. After they had cooled we placed them on a place with a napkin, pot of jam and decorated label. It took us all afternoon to make them and they looked really nice!
On the 11th June (Saturday) we had a school fete. Sycamore class made ‘Sycamore Summer Scones’ to sell - we decorated them by adding a label, napkin and pot of jam. There were lots of stalls and games to play – the PTA served hot dogs, curry and lots more. It was a really fun day!
On Tuesday 14th June, we had a Samba drumming morning with a visitor called Andy. First we learnt all the names of the drums and percussion instruments we were going to learn how to play, for example the tamborim and surdo. We spent the morning learning the different house rhythms that followed the beat of the following phrases:
As well as this, we all got the chance to play the 6 different Brazilian instruments that Andy brought with him. We all thoroughly enjoyed it!
In Sycamore class we have the opportunity to spend the afternoon learning about British Values, the EU Referendum and the impact of the Referendum results. We started the afternoon by sharing some knowledge of the EU and asking any questions we wanted to gain more knowledge about this major event. We also discussed that this was a significant event in British history as the last Referendum took place in the 1970s. Then we split into different groups, based on whether we believed in staying or leaving the EU and held a discussion about our views. After holding a debate, we set the classroom up as a polling station and everyone had the chance to vote using the following Ballot Paper.
This week (on Thursday 30th June) the whole of our school enjoyed a day dedicated to sports. In the morning – from 10am to 12am – we went round in a carousel of sport activities, for example: cross country, javelin, hurdles, long jump, discuss and agility run, where we could earn points for our team. Then, after a well-earned lunch, we started races like: the three-legged, 80m sprint, sack race and the egg and spoon. The winners of the People Smart Award was Poland and the winners of the Body Smart award was Hungary. It was a very enjoyable day!
Sycamore Guitar Assembly
On the 1st of July 2016, Sycamore held a guitar assembly to showcase our learning over the past year. Before the performance we came up with a list of S2S for a good assembly and then we got to work – discussing and writing our assembly script in groups. During the assembly we performed three different pieces of music that we had learnt: Soli Sycamore Style, Sycamore Whip and Oh when the Sycamore. We had a lovely time and would like to thank Joules for all the help he has given us.