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Pupil testimonials


I like to play with the animals and dinosaurs - Leah

Foundation – Stage 1

I like making things at school and I meet my friends and we play together – Brian

I like playing with my friends and making things for my teachers – Shkyra

I love the teachers! We have assembly and we can will prizes – Leila

Foundation – Stage 2

I love writing and writing everything down – Shaiste

I love coming to school to get stronger by doing PE – Zaniyah

I like painting because I can make a picture and feel proud – Yonathan

I like having computer time to learn about numbers – Lania

I like role play because I can pretend I am in a story book – Heaven

Year 1

I like that I try and try with my handwriting – Riley

I like the equipment on the playground because it is fun – Ecrin

We are always nice to others – Holda

I like learning and working together – Salma

Year 2

I like Sycamore Academy because teachers never let us give up – Nikola

We are kind to each other and have respect – Fathia

I like learning because it helps you exercise your brain - Kelvin

I like our computers because you can use them to find out about anything - Mekarim

Year 3

I like getting to learn more things like the Stone Age and Van Gough - Mary Jane

It's a good school and I learn a lot. I like maths, especially my times tables  - Dorian

I am new to Sycamore and have already made lots of friends - Layla

I enjoy our topics because they are exciting - Sam

Year 4

I like learning because I can get better at maths and English - Rohita

I like our discovery value because we might discover new stuff - Emircan 

Year 5

The thing I like the most is the friendly atmosphere - Nazret

I really like all the different clubs because you can learn even more - Vicky

I like the school grounds and environment because we have lots of equipment - Sebastian 

Year 6

The thing I love about our school is that we are always pushed to do our best - Malachi

I like Sycamore because in every subject we discover new things - Eliavah

The best thing about our school is our sports team; we have lots of trophies and medals. Mr Francis gives us lots of opportunities to work as a team - CJ

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