Helpful Hollies and Spectacular Sycamores


Welcome to Helpful Hollies and Spectacular Sycamores



Our awesome teaching team is:


Spectacular Sycamore


  • Mrs C Moore – Teacher
  • Mrs D Tunnicliffe – Teaching Assistant


Helpful Hollies


  • Mrs E Chittenden – Teacher
  • Miss L Grindulis – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs R Plowright – Teaching Assistant


KS1 Curriculum


Look at the amazing things we will be getting up to this year.



Our topic for this term – Summer 1



Quality Texts


Each half term we use a selection of quality texts to base our English lesson around. This half term, we will be starting with ‘Oi Frog’, where we will be getting to grips with rhyming.  We will also be looking at a range of fiction and non fiction books all about Dinosaurs.



In RE we will be looking at different places of worship, including a Church, Mosque, Synagogue and Gurdwara.  On the the 11th April, Spectacular Sycamores and Lively Laurels will be visiting a Gurdwara and on the 18th April, Helpful Hollies and Positive Palms will get their turn to visit a Gurdwara.


Homework Grid – Summer 1


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Our learning so far this year







During this topic we learnt all about London and the Great fire. We built our own houses and watched what happened when fire spread from one house to another.








Our very own superheros’s visited school…



As it was Christmas we were lucky enough to go to the Church where we acted out the story of the nativity and because of all our hard work in class we also had a surprise visit from Santa who delivered lots of nice presents.








During this topic, we learnt all about different animals, where they live, what they like to eat and how to care for them. We had a very special visitor, Alfie the Chihuahua and his owner Jo. They taught us how to approach a dog safely and how to look after a dog.








During this topic, we learnt about what plants need to grow and then we grew our own ‘Bean plants’. We also looked at different types of plants, such as herbs. We smelt all of the herbs and chose our favourite one to fragrance the play dough we made. We used basil, lemon thyme, parsley and mint.


Spectacular sycamores has lots of fun retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.



As it was the Spring Term we were also lucky enough to go and visit the freshly hatched chicks in Nursery.



Phonic’ Screening test



The Phonic Screening test checks whether children have learnt phonic decoding skills. The Phonic Screening tests will take place the week beginning the 11th June 2018.


To help your child to prepare for the test, you may wish to use some of the websites below:





Your child will bring home their Reading Book and Reading Records home each day. Please listen to your child read at home and then write a comment in their reading record. Reading Books and Reading Records MUST be brought back to school EVERYDAY.












PE Kits



PE will be on a Thursday each week.


Your child will need the following kit:

  • White T-Shirt
  • Black Shorts or Trousers
  • Black Trainers or Pumps



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