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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery


Welcome to Sycamore Base

Year 1

The School Day:

8:30am Sycamore Base Doors Open and Learning Begins
10:10 - 10:25am KS1 Breaktime
12:00 - 12:55pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:20pm Worship
3:00pm School day ends for Sycamore

All children are expected to arrive in class by 8.45am at the latest. At this point the classroom doors will close, the registers will be taken and the main school gates will be locked. 

Children attend a total of 32.5 hours a week in school.

Sycamore Base topics:

Autumn Term

  • Welcome to Verwood
  • Sensational Seasons

Spring Term

  • Toys in the Past
  • Amazing Animals

Summer Term

  • Space Explorers
  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Sycamore Base team:

Our teachers are Miss Burrows and Mr Dear. We also have wonderful teaching assistants to help extend and 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 6Rs (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 6Rs you will be rewarded a gem, which will contribute towards an exciting base reward. Children who have been particularly good role models are chosen to move their name pegs onto the rainbow.