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  • Comberton, Cambridge
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Sycamore - Year 5

Year 5 - Sycamore Class    Class teacher : Mrs Sofflet


Happy Easter Everyone!



Enjoy the Easter break with your families.







If you want something to do over the holidays you could :

  • catch up on any of the learning you didn't get around to. I've left it all below.
  • keep reading!
  • keep active.
  • enjoy your hobbies and develop your skills e.g. art, baking, playing a musical instrument.


Most importantly though have some time to relax and have fun!



There is a site providing free eBooks! 


Nosy Crow have produced a FREE book for adults to read to their children, to help explain what the virus is and how to stay safe. The book was made with expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This downloadable book is written in child-friendly language and will help to answer many questions children may have. You can download it for free here from the Nosy Crow website:


Spellings (see below - week beginning 30th March)

Group A have some more words from the Y5/6 spelling list and group B have words ending in le. Practise the words and then get someone to test you. If you get any wrong keep practising them until you can spell them confidently! Extra challenge - create a word search or crossword containing the words. Challenge someone in your house to solve it! I've attached squared paper below if you need it.



We are continuing to work on decimals and how they link to fractions. Try the converting activity below. I've added the planning unit so if your parents want to have a look it will help them teach you about decimals. It has lots of good questions to get you thinking.

There are videos of Y5 lessons available on the White Rose website (see link below). These cover what we would have been doing at school so are very useful.

On the maths page in the curriculum section of our website you can find links to Meridian Mathlympics which has been kindly created by Dr Waller. Try it out and then see if you can beat your score!


Other learning

PSHE - Our topic is Personal Safety so have a think about how you are keeping yourself safe and healthy while at home. Write a guide giving people advice on how to stay fit and happy while isolating in their homes.

Spanish - look at the sports vocabulary below. Use these words to make a dictionary translating them into English.

Science - Pulleys, gears and levers allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. Research and investigate these mechanisms and then produce a fact sheet explaining how they work.


Keep working on your projects. I'll give you a new set of projects after Easter.

You can do the activities on Purple Mash and use the websites listed on this page to also keep you busy and learning!

Class overview

Welcome to the Sycamore Class page. There are 30 children in our class and you can find us in the Lee building. We are taught by Mrs Sofflet everyday except on Mondays when Mrs. Millard takes over to teach us English and RE in the afternoon. For some lessons we are also supported by Mrs Spight. Roger Thorogood kindly volunteers to help us on Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

We are a friendly, hard working group, who enjoy learning and strive to be the best that we can.



We learn in a variety of different ways in Sycamore Class, taking our objectives from the National Curriculum. English and Maths are taught daily and much of the learning is topic based, so links are made between subjects regularly. Computing is taught and used throughout all subjects when possible and new skills are taught in weekly computing lessons.

The timetable is displayed in the classroom so we are able to organise ourselves for each lesson.

You can find out more about what Sycamore Class will be doing on our Topic Map at the bottom of this page.


Physical Education is very important and we have opportunities to be physically active everyday. PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays but is a good idea to have a PE kit in school everyday incase of special events or timetable changes.


Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on the following Wednesday. This includes a maths and English or topic-based activity. It also really helps us if we read daily (about ten pages a day). It is a good idea for us to try to read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. 


Spellings will be given out on a Monday and checked the following Monday.


Life in Sycamore Class

We have a calm learning environment in Sycamore Class and everyone is friendly and supportive. We take learning seriously but still have fun. We also help each other to reach our full potential by taking part in peer editing and teamwork. In addition, we listen to each other and give suggestions for improvement.




Time to Dance!

We took part in the Dance Share event at CVC on Monday 9th March. We performed brilliantly and enjoyed watching the other students' dances.


World Book Day

We celebrated books and reading in style! Great costumes everyone!


Speak Out and Stay Safe!

We had a special assembly and workshop run by the NSPCC to help us to Speak Out and Stay Safe on Wednesday 26th February. 


Time to investigate!

In Science and DT week we did lots of exciting science and DT activities, including making ice cream, dissecting owl pellets and building structures. We had great fun and learnt a lot!


Meridian's Got Talent!

Well done to all who entered the Talent Show. It was very entertaining and lots of fun!



We had a great time visiting the Cambridge Computer Museum on Wednesday 6th November. As well as browsing and playing with the exhibits, we took part in a workshop about programming computers to control external objects. We also learnt how to use Morse Code!



We had a thought provoking anti-bullying week. We enjoyed watching a very funny show about anti-bullying  and listened to a very interesting talk about bullying from a football coach from Cambridge United. We've written some great poems and created eye catching posters.




Home Learning activities are on our class pages. Please look after yourselves and each other.

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