Sycamore Academy awarded British Council’s prestigious International School Award
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.
Sycamore Academy’s international work includes a strong connection with international schools in China and Spain. This enables pupils to have a better understanding of the differences in circumstances and cultures that they themselves experience. It also broadens their knowledge around individual and community rights and responsibility, understanding that choices we make as individuals, a community and a nation can have a wider, international impact.
Spain here we come!
We have secured £70,800 of funding through the Turing Project to take 60 children and 10 members of staff to Spain. Keep an ear out for more details in the new academic year.
Goodbye Mr Francis
We have said a very sad goodbye to Mr Francis who has taught PE at Sycamore for many years. It’s not really goodbye though, more of a see you later, as Mr Francis is continuing to work in the local community.
This week we have competed in lots of different races as part of our sports day celebrations. Thank you to all the parents who came to cheer us on and run in the parent’s races.
Design Technology Showcase
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the DT showcase! The children enjoyed showing off all their hard work and I am sure you will all agree there were lots of very high quality products on show.
Our chicken eggs have hatched and we now have chicks in foundation stage. We can’t keep our eyes off them and are excited to watch them grow!
The Great Orchestra Experiment
The year 4 children took part in The Great Orchestra Experiment and had a great time playing their instruments and watching the professionals play theirs.
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, all children at Sycamore had a special afternoon tea picnic with delicious sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
Sumdog Competition Winners
Congratulations to class 6B who were the winners of this year’s L.E.A.D Sumdog competition. They worked well as a team both in and out of school to come top of the leader board and take the trophy! We are all incredibly proud. Well done 6B! The trophy was presented in by Sumdog in a special whole school assembly.
The whole-school visited the Pantomime and got noticed for all the right reasons:
Dear Mr Worley,
I attended the matinee Panto performance of Dick Whittington today with my two cousins. We sat on the back row of the stalls, behind the majority of your Academy pupils.
We had arrived early, so witnessed most of the pupils entering the theatre – how lovely that they were all looking out for each other, holding hands & listening to their teachers.
I don’t know whether the staff had a good time but the pupils did.
Their enthusiasm, happiness and spontaneous participation all afternoon was wonderful.
I know noisy children often get a bad press but your pupils were loud for all the right reasons.
It was a pleasure to see and hear them enjoying themselves and certainly added to our enjoyment of the show.
Saplings take community action!
Our Saplings class have worked alongside the church to improve our local community environment by planting flowers. This not only improves how our local community looks, but also supports wildlife.