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!
As you hopefully know by now, Miss Moulton has now started her maternity leave. I will be teaching the class for the rest of the year. Previous to Offley, I have taught in Manchester, Slovakia and in Kent. I have enjoyed leading maths and science, and have primarily taught in Year 6. I have two young children, and still try to keep up my hobbies of running, cycling, reading and whatever else I have the time to do. I have enjoyed getting to know the class and look forward to the rest of the year.
Summer Term Information
This term, our big question is 'Can I open 6BM's Magnificent, Miniature Fairground?'. The children will be researching how traditional fairground rides work, paying particular attention to the technology features. Through Science, they will study how to design, draw, make and adapt electrical circuits. At the end of the topic, they will be using their knowledge and skills to design and make their own working fairground rides. Our text this half term is 'Wild Boy ' by Rob Lloyd-Jones, which explores a boy's adventures in a Victorian Fairground setting.
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 indoor and outdoor kit. This half term we will be focusing on skills in Dance and Athletics.
PPA Cover - This year Mrs Mclauglin will be covering me on a Friday morning. She will be delivering Music 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.
Week ending: 24.05.19
A much calmer week this week. However, we have still managed to complete a very successful Sports Day. Thank you to all parents and adults who came to support the children. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did - especially if they were part of Blue Team. The children were enthusiastic, supportive, and also a little competitive.
The children also received a Road Safety Talk and had their first transition time with their respective high school. We learnt about using roads safely, riding bicycles with the correct equipment and being aware of the route from home to high school. The children were asked to discuss their new school route with their parents and adults at home and also talk about their use of cycle helmets, as a number of children don't appear to be using cycle helmets at all times when cycling. During their transition afternoon, they found about school schedules, school uniforms, school rules and also all the exciting subjects and clubs that will be available to them next year.
In maths this week the children have been learning about the world of stocks and shares. They have used their maths skills to buy and sell stocks (not with real money), which has needed addition, subtraction, multiplication and a good understanding of decimals. So far, we have profits going all the way up to £40,000 and more. Don't worry, we have also talked about the risks of the stockmarket as we don't want to create a world of Gordon Geckos.
In English, we have been using a range of descriptive techniques to describe settings and characters. We have discussed and practised using adjectives, personification, similes and dialogue as some of the ways to create a vivid and imaginative description. Wild Boy has been a fantastic inspiration to help with this. The children have also been using their inference skills to understand a spooky visual text. As well as being a little scared, they learnt to 'read' a text over and over to find out more information and also to find clues within the text. Please keep the ending a secret from 6NC :)
Finally, in science the children continued to find ways to improve the school's pond habitat and created an information page to show what is required.
It has been a short, but challenging term and I hope that everyone has a relaxing and fun half-term break, and comes back in June ready for a great final 7 weeks of Year 6.
I am also aware that some of you didn't manage to make an appointment for Parents' Evening. If you would like to come in, then please let me know and I would be happy to meet any day apart from Thursdays.
Following our discussions with the children and the letter that parents will have received last week, please see the videos below and discuss how you can support your child to be safe online. If you havent already!
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