Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Sycamore - Year 5

Welcome to the summer term in Sycamore Class!

This term our topic is Life Along the River.  We will start by learning about the Ancient Egyptians, who lived along the River Nile.  Then we will find out about rivers and who lives along them today.  To see what we're up to this term, click on Term 5 or Term 6 below. 


Our PE days are usually Monday and Thursday, but please make sure you have PE kit in school every day in case this changes, and make sure you've got warm clothes in your PE kit in case we are going outside. Hopefully we will be able to start swimming this term, so make sure you have got your swimming kit in school every day.


Homework will usually come home on Friday to be returned by Wednesday.  We are now using Spelling Shed for our spelling homework, and the children all have their own login details for this.  The children also have logins for Times Table Rockstars to practise their times tables and we expect them to read regularly at home too and record this in their reading records.


If you have any questions or anything you would like to talk about, either pop in at the end of the day or phone the office.


We were visited by a fire fighter, who talked to us about fire safety at home and showed us the protective clothing he wears.

Sycamore had lots of fun hosting our coffee afternoon for Macmillan this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who supported us by providing cakes and by coming along.

We investigated which materials are good insulators. We tried to make it a fair test.

Properties of materials

We mind-mapped how and why we should keep healthy.

Location, Location, Location topic overview