• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Sycamore - Year 5

Year 5 - Sycamore Class

Class teacher : Mrs Sofflet


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.


 Useful resources




Time to investigate!

In Science and DT week  (starting 27th January) we will be doing lots of exciting science and DT activities, including an ice cream making workshop, a messy science workshop and a structure building challenge!


Meridian's Got Talent!

It is soon time for our talent show - so start rehearsing! Meridian's Got Talent will take place on Friday February 14th. 



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.


E Safety

Along with Y6, we took part in a research project about keeping safe online on the 19th November.


How to Support Your Child with Reading At Home

  • Encourage your child to read at least ten pages a day, five days a week.
  • Support your child with homework
  • Read with your child
  • Visit museums
Special STEM week Monday 27th - Friday 31st January;

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD