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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery


Welcome to Sycamore Base

Year 1

Please see Sycamore Base Information Video 2020 and at the bottom of this page, you will find accompanying slides.


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The School Day:

8:30am Sycamore Base Doors Open
8:45am Registration
8:55am Learning Starts
10:25 - 10:40am KS1 Breaktime
12:00 - 12:55pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:30pm Worship
2:55pm School day ends for Sycamore

Sycamore Base topics:

Autumn Term

  • All About Me!
  • Great Britain 

Spring Term

  • Famous People
  • Our Wonderful World

Summer Term

  • Communities
  • Create and Perform

Sycamore Base team:

Our teachers are Miss North and Miss Burrows. We also have wonderful teaching assistants called Mrs Boyle and Mrs Clein. Our lovely teaching assistant teaches phonics and leads focus groups to help extend or reinforce our learning. 

Information about Sycamore Base:

In Sycamore base we have two lovely classrooms and one shared wet area where we enjoy creative activities.

Our topic changes every half term and all of our learning is linked to our exciting topics. We are looking forward to exploring our topics through practical, engaging activities.

Every half term we focus on one of the Rs (Responsibility, Resilience, Respect, Resourcefulness, Reflection and Reciprocity) so that we understand what skills and attitudes are necessary in order to be a successful independent learner. We will continue to explore ways of fostering a growth mind-set so that children relish challenges, are intrigued by mistakes, feel proud of effort and continue to be excited about new learning.

If you show one of the 6R's you will be rewarded a gem, which will contribute towards an exciting base reward. As a reward for being excellent learners we earn 'choosing time' on a Friday afternoon. Children who have been particularly good role models are chosen to move their name pegs onto the rainbow. 

Sycamore Base Governor is:
Mrs Hallsworth