Welcome to Sycamores

Jenny Epsom

Year Group 1 and 2

Useful Information

Useful websites for the children and parents relevant to your year group

ICT Games
Literacy Shed Plus – Reading Vipers
Teach your monsters to read


In Sycamores class, we recognise the importance of developing early reading skills. This is why daily reading at home is our main focus for homework. Children choose their own, banded reading books each week on a Tuesday and Friday to take home to read with family members or carers during the week. Children are encouraged to phonetically sound out and blend words to help them with their reading and through consistent practise at home, we are able to see children develop enough confidence to begin reading fluently throughout the year. As well as fluency, we strive to improve comprehension skills. We use the reading VIPERS both at home and in the classroom to question and challenge children’s understanding of their books.

The class also has weekly maths homework that is set each Monday.  This is on times table Rockstars and will practise their 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables.


Safeguarding Children
What to do if you think a child is at risk of abuse or neglect:

Immediate danger
if you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Immediate concern
if you have a concern about a child, please call MASH on 0345 050 7666.

Report child abuse | Oxfordshire County Council

This will close in 20 seconds