Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School

Sycamore - Year 5

Welcome to Sycamore Class!

I am looking forward to working with you this year, and so is Mrs Saxton, who will be with us every morning. 

This page is where you can hopefully find the information you need about what's going on in Sycamore.  It's also where we will share photos and examples of some of the things we've been doing, so make sure you keep checking back.


PE days are every Tuesday and alternate Mondays and Thursdays.  I will make sure I tell you which days you need to come in your PE kit.  Make sure that when you are wearing PE kit you will be warm enough. 


Homework will be set on Google Classroom, which we will get everyone set up on in the first couple of weeks and you will then be able to access online from home.  Look out for more information about homework when we get it set up.

We test spellings on a Friday and then send home the new spellings to be practised over the week.  You need to bring your spellings back in on a Friday morning.  You can use Spelling Shed to practise your spellings too.  You also have logins for Times Table Rockstars to practise times tables.  I expect you to read regularly.  You will be given a reading book to keep at school, but I hope you will also read at home.


Parents/Carers, if you have any questions or need to contact me you can use the class email sycamore@eastsomersetfederation.co.uk.

Mrs Baker

Summer Term Overview - Life Along the River

Look at some of our beautiful Easter cards! Have a great break everyone!

We read The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf. It was amazing! We wrote poems about refugees.

We have been learning about how mountains are formed, and we made some amazing models!

We made contour maps of potatoes!

We are learning about mountains in our quest this term

We've been doing some descriptive writing about what it might have been like to be at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games

There was a real buzz in the classroom today when we played a game to practise finding multiples of a given number

We researched the Elgin Marbles and held a debate on whether they should be returned to Greece. We voted, and the motion was carried - we believe they should be given back to Athens.

Investigating thermal insulators

Practising reading and writing Roman numerals

We have been reading lots of Greek myths, in preparation for writing our own!

Today we started our quest - Who were the Ancient Greeks and what did they do for us?