Sycamore Class

Mrs Blenkinsop teaches the Year 2 class at Wirksworth Church of England Infant School. We work closely with our KS1 friends in Beech and Hawthorn classes.  Teaching Assistants in our class are Mrs Wanford, and Ms Brewell.

Sycamore classroom is in the main building next to the hall, which we often also use for small group work. We enjoy being at the heart of our bustling school.

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Sycamore tree in leaf
Sycamore tree in leaf

Welcome to Sycamore Class.

This half term we are thinking about flight and our topic is called 'Flying high'.


We have heard the story Icarus and how he and his father made wings to escape from prison.

The children had a great time making their very own Icarus with levers to move the feathery wings.

A trip to the Churchyard.

Yesterday we went to visit Saint Mary's Churchyard to look, listen and enjoy the sights, sounds and wild flowers we found there.

We drew pictures of some of the flowers we found and wrote their names.

We heard birds singing, crunchy leaves on the ground when we walked on them, the church clock sounding and even a helicopter!

There were things to smell too; nettles, the earthy smell of the ground and a nearby bonfire.


We can't wait to go back and see how the churchyard changes.