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Key Stage 2 - Sycamore Class - Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 - Sycamore Class


Sycamore Class is a fantastic and inspiring place. Situated in the original part of the school, our class features high roofs, large windows and even a working bell!


Mr Davies is our class teacher and Miss Foster is the class assistant.




Being a small school, we take pride that we always strive to display the work produced by the children. 



Our classroom IT area allows us to teach a large group of children IT skills that are essential for every day life. Using the latest Windows 10 operating System, our year 4 pupils learn many useful computer skills such using the internet to research, Word Processing, Art and animation, as well as full access to the various websites we subscribe to, such as PurpleMash and Mathletics. 


There are even two fully working computers with all their components on show to allow the children to see inside!


Within the Sycamore class, we have a working wall that really does work. 



We might only be a small school however, this makes us agile and able to try new things. I believe you are only limited by your imagination and this has allowed me to create a classroom that has both a traditional and a modern feel.


Homework is daily reading for at least 15 minutes, topic homework on a Wednesday, spellings on a Thursday and maths on a Friday using Mathletics.


PE and Swimming


Sycamore Class have two and a half hours of PE from specialist coaches every week. Swimming on a Monday is at Royston leisure centre, dance with Mr Sapsed on Wednesday and multi-skills on Thursday is with Mr Taylor.

Instrumental Music Lessons


Every week, as part of their music education, the year 4 children have a class lesson on the cornet with a performance scheduled for every term. This is proving very enjoyable and as we encourage practice, the instruments are taken home every week.