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Year 5 had an amazing time in Majorca practising their Spanish speaking and listening skills and making new international friends. An amazing opportunity that created memories that will last a life time. Year 6 are excited for their upcoming trip.


Some of our children have enjoyed taking part in the lacrosse after school club. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming clubs.

World Book Day

As always we had an amazing day celebrating our favourite thing…books! All children received a free book and had a lovely day reading, reading with friends and reading with parents.

DT Exhibition

We have been busy completing out design technology projects for our termly DT exhibition. We have developed lots of skills during the researching, planning, making and evaluating process.

Citizen’s Mental Health Project

The Sycamore Citizens group have been very busy. 4 Children from Years 5 and 6 went along to a special event as part of our mental health campaign. We are working on a mental health peer mentor programme that we are hoping will be rolled out to both Primary and secondary schools.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!

We all had a wonderful time at Nottingham Playhouse last night for our annual whole-school trip to the pantomime. This year we were treated to a fantastic performance of Cinderella. Some of our children were lucky enough to be invited on stage to help the audience learn a song. We all had a wonderful time and we are already looking forward to visiting again next year.

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.

Sycamore Academy in Nottingham awarded British Council’s prestigious International School Award — L.E.A.D. Academy Trust (

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.

Sports Day

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.

Coronation Celebrations

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.

Yours sincerely,

Miss B

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.