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Coppice Valley Primary School

Respect, Pride, Choice

Welcome to Sycamore Class

Important dates  .... Wednesday 5th December – 2-5pm – School Pantomime Visit      Friday 7th December – PTA Christmas Fair    Friday 14th December – 2pm – Sycamore Soup Cafe    Thursday 20th December – Christmas Jumper Day    Friday 26th October – Half term




Welcome back!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed a well-earned break. Can you believe that we are at that point of the year again? We’ll all be humming Slade very soon!


Curriculum coverage for this half term:-


Our Topic for this half term is ‘Scrumdiddyumptious!’


Main Text – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl



  • Phonics /u/ as –ou (touch)
  • Phonics /i/ as –y (Egypt)
  • Heading and sub headings
  • Paragraphs
  • Prepositions
  • A or An?

Key Words

  • surprise
  • circle
  • fruit
  • potatoes
  • height
  • length
  • naughty
  • regular
  • bicycle
  • position


  • 3x, 4x and 8x tables
  • Multiplication and division
  • Shape, length, angles and perimeter

Science - Nutrition

  • Is the 5 second rule a myth?
  • Food groups
  • Food experiments


  • E-safety
  • Product design


  • Respecting differences
  • Hygiene


  • Sketching


  • Games - teamwork


  • Sikhism – Who was Guru Nanak Gurpurab?
  • Christianity – Why does Jesus inspire Christians?


  • Singing


  • Food


  • Using maps and atlases
  • Human geography


  • James Lind – significant person





We will continue to talk to the children about the language of learning and helping them to understand what goes on inside their heads when they are thinking and learning. This is called metacognition. Hopefully you will hear your child talk about how they learn. Alongside this our focus for our Building Learning Power is RESOURCEFULNESS


PE Days 

Please make sure your child has a full, named PE kit. They need indoor and outdoor kits please – T shirt, shorts and trainers are essential items.  (See website for uniform & PE list). 

Mondays and Wednesdays are our PE days.

We will also be starting swimming this half term on Thursdays

Start of the Day

Please escort your child to the classroom door and wait with them until the teacher is there to open at 8:45am. We would appreciate it if you can say your goodbyes at the door as the cloakroom can become very busy. The door will close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time, please go round to the office.


End of Day

KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. In the interests of child safety, please do not enter the school building at the end of the day. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, then please be patient and wait until the teacher is free. Our main priority is ensuring that the children in our care are handed over to their parent or carer.


Please let school know if somebody else is picking up your child at the end of the day.



Thank you for your help with your child’s homework. It has a huge impact on their education.

  • Read with your child
  • Read to your child
  • Times Table Rockstars – our school focus is to improve our time tables (including mine!)







We are more than happy to arrange parent workshops on the curriculum and ways to help your child. Please ask us if there is something you would like us to do for you.

Information and advice for parents about the national curriculum including how we teach maths, grammar and punctuation at school.








Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...
Ignore the CBeebies - it's good for all ages