6BM 2018 - 2019
Welcome to 6BM's class page!
Hello! I'm Miss Moulton; I have been teaching at Offley for the last 12 months in Year 4 and will be starting in Year 6 from September. My hobbies include: dance, drama, singing and reading. This year I will also be taking on the role of joint PE co-ordinator with Mrs Rae. I am very excited for the new school year and can’t wait to see what it brings!
Autumn Term Information
During this term we will be investing our Project Based learning question ‘Could 6BM survive during the Great war?’ Our main focus will be on understanding what life would have been like for British people during this time. Our topic theme will be the basis for learning in a number of subject areas. Subject areas will include: English; war poetry, war narrative and a non-chronological report based on war animals; Science; solider fitness and the human body; Geography; linked to countries involved in war; Art; Georgia O’Keefe study based on poppies; History; WW1 analysis; PE; army solider drill and Computing; generating an online battle bot. For any other curriculum information please see the long term plan attached to the web page.
Each week I will update the website with information about what is currently being covered. I will also upload any homework or spellings given out that week. If you have any questions or queries feel free to see me at the end of the school day or contact me through the school office. Admin will then forward on any messages or arrange meetings at a mutually convenient time.
PE- This will take place on a Monday afternoon, the children will need both indoor and outdoor kits. This half term we will be focusing on skills in Hockey and Football.
Homework – This has been given out today. The children have been given a homework sheet which will have a number of tasks on it and will last for the whole of the autumn term. Spellings will go out every Friday to be tested the following week. Next Friday, the children will be given some extra maths homework to help them review their learning from this week.
PPA Cover - This year Mrs Mclauglin and Mrs Edwards will be covering me on a Friday afternoon. They will be delivering Art and Computing to the children during this term.
Support Staff- This year we are very lucky to have Mrs Badger and Mrs Cartlidge working within our class!
Accelerated Reader - The children have been retested, and all have their new ZPD's. They have asked if they can bring books in from home to read, so I have copied below the link for AR book finder. This means children will be able to check to see if books from home are within their reading range.
Weekly Update: 21.09.2018
This week we have had a lovely week in 6BM. On Monday we had our Letters of War WW1 workshop which the children really enjoyed. The children produced some fabulous writing as a result of the workshop which we will be writing up for display next week.
As you may be aware, many children in Year 6 have been affected by a sickness bug. In school we are encouraging the children to keep their hands clean and washed. If your child does experience this sickness bug, please contact the school office. Hopefully, the hand washing and sanitising has stopped the spread in its tracks!
This week in Maths we have been rounding 7 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 100000. The children now seem quite confident with this. On Thursday we moved onto learning about mixed operation equations. We have talked about the order in which we need to solve these types of questions using BODMAS. Below is an example of an equation solved using BODMAS. Next week, we will be moving onto focusing on the four number operations and appropriate methods.
In English this week, we have started planning our final stage of writing which will be our 'hot write'. We have started to manipulate the structure of our story mapped text 'Amazing Animals' to fit a non-chronological report about War Animals. Next week, we will be writing up our 'hot task' version of the text and will be doing some learning on sentence and grammar structures. for example, learning about dashes and semi colons.
This week we have been learning about the importance of blood and what it is made of. The children also completed an activity which allowed them to make their own versions of 'blood' with the relevant cells within it. The children really enjoyed this activity and really seemed to have fun learning about blood!
Our guided reading text is 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo. This week we completed some activites and drama based on our reading from last week of chapter 2 of the story.
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