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!
Spring Term Information
This term, our big question is 'Where in the world has 6BM got the best chance of survival?'. The children will be exploring the various biomes through their Geography lessons and learning about the key features of each. Through Science, they will study how animals have evolved and adapted to their environments, also looking at animals that have become extinct and why. They will also study the architecture of different landmarks around the world through Art and Design. At the end of the topic, the children will create their own documentary about living in different biomes. Our text this half term is 'A Story Like the Wind' by Gill Lewis, which explores the issue of asylum seeking.
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 kit. This half term we will be focusing on skills in Gymnastics and Dance.
PPA Cover - This year Mrs Mclauglin and Mrs Edwards will be covering me on a Friday afternoon. They will be delivering French, Music 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.
Weekly Update – 18.01.2019
Another very enjoyable week in 6BM, they do say time flies when you're having fun! This week we have been lucky enough to have Mr Lamb join us. Over the next few weeks he will be supporting and teaching in 6BM on a Wednesday. This will allow both Mr Lamb and the children to familiarise themselves in preparation for the start of my Maternity leave. We will be using the extra adult support to help get the children prepare for SAT's. Again this week we have been busy practising our class assembly which is on Thursday 24th January. We would love to see as many of you there as possible!
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!
Homework: Page 24 & 25 Due in 18.01.19
In Maths, we have been focussing on decimals this week. We started by looking at what digits represent in a decimal fraction, before then learning how to convert decimals in to fractions. Dividing numbers by 10, 100, 1000 (place value)We then learnt mental and written methods for multiplying a decimal fraction by a whole number. There were lots of discussions around which method is the most efficient and why. Next week, Dividing decimals using mental and formal written strategies by 1 and 2 digit numbers
In English, we have started a new unit of writing. We are focusing on newspaper reports so the children have completed their cold write which was based on their Year 6 take over day experience. The children have been highlighting the key features of a newspaper report from our model text. We have also started story mapping our model text. See image below. Next week, we will be finishing our story map.
Homework: Page 24, 25 & 26 Due in 22.01.19
This week we have been learning applying their knowledge of the subject and object of a sentence to help them work out if the sentence is Active or Passive.
Our new unit of work is based on Evolution and Inheritance. This week the children have explored evolution through fossil studies and have looked at prehistoric animal adaptations. Below are some images of the fossils which the children created. Also, the children have begun to look at genetic inheritance within animals and how characteristics are passed to their young.
Our topic this term is about exploring the world. The children have decided that their big question should be ‘Where in the world has 6BM got the best chance of survival?’. They have decided that their end product will be to create their own shoe box ecosystem which they will argue is the most successful environment to live in. We have used Bloom’s Taxonomy to plan our smaller steps in order to be able to answer our big question.
This week in PE we have continued with our new block of learning which will focus on gymnastics. This week we discussed what it takes to be a successful gymnast and its applications in other sports. We specifically focused on the skill of balancing. The children performed a number of counter balances with a partner, some of them were very inventive! I look forward to seeing the children’s skills develop throughout the unit of work.
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