Welcome to Sycamore Class 2018-19!


Happy New School Year!

I’m looking forward to a fantastic, productive time in year 4. I am in class from Monday to Thursday each week. Mrs Austin teaches in Fridays. Mrs Scott is our class teaching assistant and is in class every morning. Please come and chat with any of us if you need to. I am in school on Fridays, so if you want a longer chat please come to the office.

This year we are starting with a three week history block – we will be studying the Romans. If you have any interesting books or artefacts we’d love to see them. If you happen to be an expert in this area, please come and share your knowledge; it is always good to know an expert!

P.E will be on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr. Tinsley will lead the sessions on Thursdays. Please make sure that you have a fully labelled kit – as the weather gets colder tracksuit bottoms and tops are important.

See you all soon,

Miss Allen

Gotham’s 100 million minute reading challenge!


As part of our world book day celebrations, all the pupils took part in Achievement For All’s 100 million minute reading challenge. Lots of schools across the country took part to see if children could read for 100 million minutes. In just one week, children at Gotham Primary School, managed to read for 18,897 minutes at home! This is an amazing achievement! The winning house team, with the highest number of minutes, was Jupiter with 5136 minutes. Well done team Jupiter!

Sycamore bakes!


As part of our novel study work we made scones.

Shang Oracle bones.


Sycamore have been studying the ancient Shang dynasty. The Shang developed one of the earliest forms of writing which used symbols to represent words. These were then carved on to ox bones or tortoise plastrons. Sycamore class developed their own form of pictographic writing but thankfully used clay instead of bones!