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Welcome to Sycamore class 2019-20


Welcome to Sycamore class. We are a class of 24 friendly and enthusiastic children who love learning. Our teacher is Mrs Williams, and our teaching assistant is Mrs Stockley. From October 2019, Madame Taylor will be Sycamore's teacher whilst Mrs Williams is on maternity leave. Please feel free to pop in to Sycamore class before or after school if you have any queries. We also have a noticeboard outside of the classroom which includes a lot of useful information about our topics, homework, dates etc. Keep checking our page to see all the exciting things we do in school!

Year 5 Homework

Term 4 Information

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March, the children of Sycamore class dressed up for World Book Day and enjoyed sharing their favourite books and authors. They discovered that this annual celebration began in order to benefit people around the world, raising money to ensure that everyone can access books and develop a love of reading.


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Robin Stevens Talk

On Tuesday 3rd March, Years 5 and 6  had a wonderful opportunity to meet another famous author, this time 'Robin Stevens'

Famous for writing the series of books 'Murder Most Unladylike', she talked to the children about her inspiration for writing children's crime books.

At the end of the session, the children were each given a book that she had written especially to celebrate World Book Day.


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Ross Montgomery Visit


On Thursday 27th February, the children were fortunate enough to have a visit from famous author Ross Montgomery.

During guided reading sessions all this week, Sycamore class have been reading extracts from 'Max and the Millions' in preparation for Ross's visit.

Ross spent a session with Year 3,4 and 5 talking about his inspiration for this particular story, as well as answering questions about how he started writing and the challenges he has faced during his career. 


"The author was very energetic! I learnt that he was always reading" (Alesha)


" Ross Montgomery visited our delightful school and told us about his amazing book, Max and The Millions. He signed the books that we bought and we were excited to hear about his new book" (Jacob C)


"I have learnt that Ross Montgomery took 4 years to write one of his books" (Kian)


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Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday 25th February , Sycamore class, along with all the other classes,  walked down to the square in Wallingford to watch the annual Pancake Race.

It was exciting to see the runners warming up, especially those who had come in fancy dress in this year's theme of Toy Story.

Great support and cheering encouraged our Year 6 children to run as fast they could whilst tossing their pancakes!

Congratulations must go to Mr Wilcox who came Joint First!

Sycamore class are really looking forward to their chance to participate next year.


"The pancake race was amazing because everyone was cheering for someone different" (Grace)


"I loved watching the pancake race because Mr Wilcox joined in for our school" (Kian)

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Term 2 Information