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Year 5 - Sycamore

Welcome to the Sycamore class page. Here we will be sharing pictures and information so that you can see what we've been learning in school and share our adventures!

Sycamore 'Bikeability' Day - Thursday 4th April 2019.


The children spent time this morning showing us their cycling, scooting and running abilities on an obstacle course set up by Ryan from Sustrans, as part of our Big Pedal activities. The children talked about the ABC's prior to tackling the course, which claimed a few casualties! Please ask your child what the ABC stands for to reinforce their learning from today.

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Headteacher's Award - Spring Term Wednesday 3rd April

The award this term went to Ruby from Sycamore class. Ruby is a hard working, conscientious member of the class who is an absolute pleasure to teach - well done Ruby you deserve this award!

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LABPlus Crime Scene Investigation - 28.03.19

A group of our year 5 and 6 children visited the University of Plymouth yesterday to take part in a STEM session, looking at some of the techniques that Crime Scene Investigators use to solve crimes.  Working in pairs, we used computer software to produce facial composites that matched a description, in the same way the police would if they were searching for a criminal!

Have a look at some of the e-fits of our fellow year 5/6 students.  Can you tell who they are?

Year 5 Greek Day - Thursday 14th March 2019.

Year 5 were fortunate enough to have our expert, Mr Johnstone, come into Woodford for the day. The children wore their Greek outfits and spent the morning looking at Greek life, maths using an abacus, the Olympics and had a Greek feast for lunch. Take a look at our photos!


During the afternoon we looked a range of Greek artefacts including some weapons and plate armour - can you guess who is wearing it??

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2019.


As part of World Book Day Sycamore Class were challenged to re-write the classic story of Cinderella with a twist! Please have a look at our performance and can you work out what the twist was?


Our re-written Cinderella Story (with a twist).

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Sycamore visit to the Science and Technology Showcase 2019, Plymouth University - 23.1.19.


Year 5 spent the morning at Plymouth Unviversity visiting the Science and Technology Showcase. On display were some of the lastest technological devices, many of which are being supported and developed at The University. These displays include facial reconstruction and recognition software, robotic demonstations and Virtual Reality systems. The children were able to investigate these and other exhibits including eating seaweed and trying to stay on a Segway! 

The event was designed to encourage children to explore and  consider a career in the sciences.

Christmas Tree competition 23.11.18

Woodford Year 5 children took part in a competion to decorate a tree this week, the theme being our 'Community' at Christmas. Children used their pictures to design Super-Heroes and wrote messages thinking about Christmas.

This tree will be on display at the Ridgeway over the festive period.

Good luck Year 5!

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Narrative Poetry - 19.10.18

Over the last two weeks, the children have been studying The Highwayman by Alfred Noyles.

Inspired by this, this week, we wrote our own narrative poems, telling the tale of a character who had to journey home from a dangerous situation.  Having finished our poems this morning, some children were able to perform their poetry for the camera so that parents/ carers could enjoy them too.


Please have a look at our Journey poems.



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Year 5 trip to Dartmoor 14.09.18

Sycamore spent a fantastic day on Dartmoor looking for evidence of Stone Age existence. During the day, we looked at dwellings, meeting areas and burial sites. Children spent time drawing and recording valuable information from Mr Johnston and asked some fantastic questions. During the afternoon, we went to the  Visitor Centre at Postbridge, where we saw a wide range of artefacts and even tried on some realistic clothes!

Brian Pollard visit to Year 5  19.10.18


Year 5 were lucky to have local artist Brian Pollard spend the afternoon with them. He spoke about his paintings, techniques and inspirations. He gave the children some top tips then helped them to produce their own 'Pollard' inspired paintings.