Sycamore Class

Mrs Essex and Mrs Birch are the class teachers.

Mrs Birch works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 

Mrs Essex works Wednesday , Thursday and Friday.


We have used objects from the beach to create sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. 

We have started dressing our well. The theme is the Platinum Jubilee. We are outlining with coffee beans.

We made pancakes, tasted different toppings and had pancake races.

We are learning about the Polar Regions. Here are our displays showing information about polar animals and art work using polar colours.

We made edible minibeasts from fruit and vegetables as our healthy snack.

We have been looking at Inuit carvings. We had fun trying our own carvings from a bar of soap. We used different tools in our work.

In Year 2 we played Jingle Bells on the handbells in our Christmas Assembly.

Here is our dance routine to a Christmas song.

This week is Road Safety Week. Today PSCO Charles has been to school to tell us about keeping safe.

We are Reading Cinderella. We created story maps and used them to retell the story. Here we are acting out the story. Can you guess which children play which characters?

Year 2 children had a fire safety officer to visit school today. We learned how to keep safe on bonfire night and in our homes. We took turns to do STOP, DROP, ROLL.

We have been planting bulbs ready for Spring. We painted stones using the theme Autumn ready to play a game of apples and leaves.

Look at our Art displays inspired by Henri Rousseau.

Here is our science display on Materials.

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Sycamore tree in leaf
Sycamore tree in leaf

       Welcome to Sycamore Class.

This half term we are thinking about fossils and dinosaurs. Our science topic is 'Everyday Materials'.



Look at our self portraits using jewellery and tools. Do they look like us?

Today in Science we have been investigating bubbles. Look at what we have been doing.- blowing bubbles, bubble prints, making bubbles, dropping food into fizzy water and bubble art!

In Geography we have drawn maps of  Wirksworth and we used a key. 

Our class displays

In music we have been using a rhythm grid to create different rhythm patterns to clap and play on percussion instruments.



We have been investigating different surfaces for ramps. We marked how far the cars travelled on the different surfaces. We found that bubble wrap was a useless surface for a ramp while a smooth surface like paper was good.

We are exploring how we can change the shape of some solid objects using different forces.

Our summer trip to Longshaw.

We went on a lovely winter walk and had hot chocolate and a snack half way round. We saw some lovely views of Wirksworth and tried to spot places we know.

We have composed our own music and used symbols to record it.

Our topic for this term is Polar Regions. We have been exploring cold colours and have used them in marbling, collage and painting.

Today we visited the war memorial to take part in the Remembrance service.

Our science topic is 'Living Things and their Habitats'. Today we have been looking in our school grounds to identify living and non-living things. 

Today we have been finding out how flexible different plastic  containers are.

In groups we performed an Autumn poem from memory. We added actions to enhance our performance.

     This is our display about Mary Anning.

Today Richard a geologist came to talk to Year 2 about rocks and fossils. 

We have been playing dodgeball in the sports hall at Anthony Gell School.

Which materials would be good to mend a leaking bucket ? We carried out an experiment to find out.

Here we are in our costumes ready for our Christmas play 'Woolly'.

These are our finished Polar Landscapes.

We have made an Polar scene from junk. We used different materials and joining techniques in our work.

Today we had fun on the Santa Train. When we got back to school Santa had left a sack of presents for everyone too.

Today we visited the Stone Centre to look for fossils.

Today we have been finding out the properties of different materials.

Here are some of our experiments.