About Your Class Teacher
My name is Miss Leeming and I love being Sycamore Class Teacher! I love to travel - my favourite countries that I've visited are Spain, Germany and Vietnam. I am a big football fun - I support Tottenham Hotspur. I love to read - especially crime thrillers. My favourite authors are Peter James and Simon Kernick. I started reading mysteries when I was young - I loved Nancy Drew when I was at Primary School. My favourite subject to teach is English - I still love to write in my own time when I can.
Sycamore Class are also taught by Miss Toulson and Mr Bonynge.
From Mr Bonynge: I have a passion for sport particularly football which I enjoy both watching and playing. My favourite subjects to teach in Sycamore class are PE and Maths. I have been working at Ingram Road for 7 years, and absolutely love it here.
This Half Term:
This half term, our focus in UKS2 is 'Marvellous Mechanisms.' This project will allow children to consider how toys are made and will eventually work towards to make their own toy that contains a mechanical/electrical element.
In English, the focus will be on writing both letters of complaint as well as fiction writing.
In Maths, we will be doing lots of revision in the lead up to SATS. We will be recapping our work on the four operations as well as looking back on our work on time and reading timetables.
In Science, the children will be learning all about electricity. The children will be learning how to create an electrical circuit.
Year 6 will be completing their SATS this term. They have worked incredibly hard in the lead up to their tests. More information about SATS week will soon follow.
Our Key Vocabulary
rotary motion – movement that goes round
cam – a mechanism that changes one sort of movement to another. Cams can be an off – centre of a specifically shaped wheel
follower – the device that follows the movement of the cam
lever – a piece of rigid material that moves to and fro around a pivot
slider – a piece of rigid material that moves backwards and forwards in a straight line creating reciprocating motion
reciprocating motion – backwards or forwards movement in a straight line.
output device – components that produce an outcome, e.g. bulbs, motors and buzzers
input device – components that are used to control an electrical circuit, e.g. switches
Our School Trips and Experiences
At various points this term, Year 5 will be working on a theatre project with our friends at Slung Low.
Year 6 will be visiting Lineham Farm for their residential experience later this term.
Important Things to Remember
Links That Could Help Us
This website provides many Maths and English games for children of all ages within the Primary age range.
This website provides many activities to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.
This fantastic website has information to support all topic themes within the Primary curriculum.