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 Netball and Outdoor Adventure Activities.
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.
Free Friday- Every friday during guided reading the children will be invited to bring in a book, magazine or comic of their choice to read in school. The children will be recommending reads to each other as well as teacher led recommendations. This will hopefully inspire the children and help develop their love of reading.
Homework - The children have been given their SATs revision books. These will be used for homework each week up until May. The children will be told which pages they will need to complete each week and will be asked to record this on the contents page in each book. The Grammar homework will be given out on a Tuesday and due in on the following Tuesday. The Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and due in on the following Friday. It is the children’s responsibility to ensure that their homework is completed and in school on the relevant day. This is to help them to become more independent and responsible for getting themselves organised ready for secondary school.
Weekly Update: 16.11.2018
The children have had a great week and are all very excited for our residential next week. This week, the children have been asked to complete pages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Grammar book which will be for two weeks and marked in school on the 27th November. For Maths homework, the children need to complete pages 15and 20 to be marked in school on 23rd of November. I am sure we will have a fantastic time on residential and will upload some pictures next week. There are no spellings this week due to the children being away on residential.
- A spare kit list is attached at the bottom of the page.
- Children are to come in as normal on Monday morning in non-uniform, ready to leave at lunch time.
- All children must bring a packed lunch on Monday.
- Children may bring a snack in their suitcase but please do not send your children with sweets or fizzy drinks.
- Any medication (including travel sickness tablets) must be brought in on Monday morning and given in at the office along with the blue medication form.
- There are to be no electronics brought on the trip.
- No money is needed for the trip.
This week, the children have been continuing to study war poetry. They wrote some fantastic poems in their groups using the key features of poetry. They then practised writing similes, metaphors and personification around the theme of war to give their poems emotion. At the end of the week, they wrote their own poems which we will be upleveling and presenting next week.
The grammar focus in English this week has been on word classes with a particularly focus on nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Again this week we have been using online games and activities to help the children recognise words from each of these word classes. Homework which is related to these activities has been sent out. (See above for more details)
This week in guided reading we have been reading ‘The Boy who sailed an Ocean in an Armchair’ by Lara Williamson. This week we analysed the front cover and blurb of the story to see if the children could predict what the story may be about. We had a lovely discussion about their ideas which quickly changed once we read the blurb. Below is a copy of the blurb for you.
‘Becket Rumsey is all at sea.
His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery.
So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are?
An extraordinary story of courage, dreams and finding your way, from the bestselling author of A Boy Called Hope.’
In Maths, this week we have been learning about adding and subtracting simple and mixed number fractions from fractions or whole numbers. Below are some examples of the methods we used to solve these types of questions. Homework which is related to our learning this week has been sent out. (See above for more details)
In Science this week, we have been learning about how we see. The children had some interesting ideas about the way in which we see. We investigated and explored this through scientific investigation. The children had a fantastic afternoon working together.
This week we were lucky enough to have some real life WW1 artefacts in school. Mr Mason showed us some of his families war medals and told us stories about their lives. We also learnt about Mrs Clarkson’s relative who served in the war and unfortunately was posthumously awarded two medals. The children really enjoyed the afternoon and asked some super questions. A big thank you to Mr Mason and Mrs Clarkson with sharing their family history with us.
This week the children have completed their Georgia O'Keeffe inspired 3D flower bowls. Below are some examples of the childrens work.
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