Welcome to Sycamore

Teacher Iwona Litwiniec
Photo of Iwona Litwiniec

Sycamore is part of the Sixth Form Unit. We aim to develop our independence, communication, numeracy and life skills, during our time in Sycamore.

As we work towards transitioning into our adult lives and onto our next steps. We constantly develop our communication skills. We aim to communicate effectively with our peers and other members of our community. We access the community for shopping, swimming and café trips. We also visit transition venues to get a feel of the environments we will be moving onto when we leave sixth form and SWS. We communicate our preferences through signs, symbols and body language and gestures. As a class, we are undertaking various projects throughout this school year.  Throughout this year we will be completing projects at the patch, the new reef swimming complex in Sheringham and accessing the local community to practice are shopping skills.
We  are always encouraged and supported to reach our potential and be happy and enjoy our time at school.

Sycamore Timetable – Autumn Term 2 23/24


Curriculum Information for parentsAutumn term 2 23/24
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
Maths Data collection, multiplication, graphs, measure We will be cooking and baking safely using kitchen tools and measuring equipment, scales and cups. Have fun cooking or baking together!
Preparation for Adult Life (PfAL) Housework and independence skills We will be doing different housework jobs: washing up, hoovering, dusting, moping etc. We will access different venues in our local area (parks, library, shops) to practise our independence and communication skills. Try to involve your child in housework at home, make it fun and attractive.
English Poetry, prose and non-fiction on a theme We will continue our 1:1 reading focusing on reading for pleasure. Our main emphasis will be on conflict between the characters and ways to solve it. Try to read/look at/ browse through the books every night before bed time. Can you make it into a routine?
Science Types of rocks, weathering (PfAL) We will be working in the Patch, following instructions to carry out gardening tasks in a safe manner. Work together, plant and look after your plants, use the tools safely.
I.C.T. Use of the photos in a range of ways We will be using different ICT tool: computers, interactive screen, sensory equipment, cause and effort tools to achieve our learning targets. We will be practising typing. Encourage your child to use educational games or applications on iPad. Look at family’s photos. Can you make a collage of your photos?
PSHE and Citizenship Communication Emotions, mental wellbeing Taking part in weekly Signalong sessions with Signalong tutor (Iwona Litwiniec), attending transition trips and accessing local community; Using Zones of Regulations to express feelings and emotions. Practise signing at home through singing and playing; using symbols to express feelings and wishes.
Art Colour and tone We will be using variety of materials and objects to create autumn pictures, collages and models focusing on colours and tones. Go for a walk and collect some acorns, chestnuts or leaves. Have a go in creating a picture using your findings.
PEN/A Pupils will be accessing the Sensory Enrichment room to meet outcomes for sensory needs.