My name is Miss Lucy Boughton and I am the Year 1 and 2 teacher in Sycamore class. Our Year 1 and 2 class is an extremely colourful and engaging classroom environment where excellent teaching creates the success of the children’s learning and development ready for Key Stag 2. Sycamore class offers a range of experiences and learning, differentiated activities to cater for all learners and their needs. We like to allow the children to express their ideas with each termly topic through Bright Sparks which allows all pupils to improve their engagement, communicational skills and to become a learning community.
The Year 1 and 2 class is an exciting and vibrant facility with various areas that connect to the curriculum within the Foundation Phase. These include ‘Sycamore’s Starbooks’ (reading area), literacy area, mathematics area, construction and fine motor skills area, role play and an outside shop and mud kitchen in the outdoor area.
The outdoor environment and grounds at Templeton are used by the pupils of Sycamore class all year round. The children have access to a range of areas and outdoor settings, which contribute to providing a wealth of experiences. These include the ‘Conservation area,” a garden area with polytunnel and a field. We work with our children to promote, instil and maintain a healthy attitude and lifestyle and of course, a love and enjoyment of physical activity.
Our aim is to encourage good habits which is highlighted by our collaborative work to create our own Class Rules which allows the children to become successful learners. It is encouraged to read regularly at home, learn their tables, to practise spellings and cursive handwriting. Each half term the children have a learning log project to complete which provides an opportunity to extend in-school learning, and to work with parents at home which complements our termly topic.
P.E Kit and P.E. days/Diwrnod Addysg Gorfforol
All children need a P.E. kit comprising of shorts/tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts and jumpers/sweatshirts, and trainers or daps. Our P.E. days take place on a Wednesday.
Book Bag/ Bag Lyfrau
Each pupil will need a Book Bag which is very useful to contain your child’s reading book, dinner money and any School letters/information.
Dinner Money/ Arian Cinio
If you would like your child to have a school dinner which is cooked on the premises and of very high quality, these are currently £2.35 per day, payable through Pembrokeshire County Council's cashless system.