6JM 2019 - 2020
Welcome to 6JM's class page!
Hello, I'm Mrs Maddox and I am teaching Year 6 this year and leading mathematics with Mrs Furlong. This will be my fifth year working at Offley.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading, clubbercising (which the children love in PE lessons), exploring new places in the local area, going to music concerts and spending time with my friends and family.
- PE will be taught on a Monday afternoon (both indoor and outdoor); however, the children will need their kits in school at all times as this could sometimes change.
- The children will be taught by Mrs Bennion and Mrs Edwards on a Tuesday afternoon.
- Times table tests are on a Thursday.
- Spelling tests are on a Friday and the children will receive new spellings at this time too.
- Homework will be from the choices sheet, in addition to other tasks which will be given out on Fridays this term.
- As part of 'Free Friday' the children are encouraged to bring in a book, magazine or comic of their choice to read; this doesn't have to be their Accelerated Reading book.
Autumn Term Information
This term our big question is 'Is there no place like home?'. We will be exploring World War Two and finding out how the war started, who was involved, key events, what life was like for evacuees, how the war finally ended and the impact it has had on modern events.
Our class text this half term is 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo, which we will be dipping in and out of for guided reading. We will also be reading 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope' and 'Erika's Story' through our English lessons.
Week ending: 08.11.19
I hope you've all had a lovely half term break and are rested and ready for our second Autumn half term - it's going to be a busy one!
In maths this week we've moved onto fractions and have been simplifying using our knowledge of common factors and comparing and ordering using the smallest common multiple to make the fractions have the same denominator. This makes it much easier to compare them.
We have started to read Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins in English and the children are already captivated by the topic of endangered animals and extinction. The children have written some fantastic poetry and persuasive pieces this week about tigers and I, just like the children, can't wait to explore the book in the coming weeks. We also made paper fortune tellers and filled these with appropriate vocabulary and interesting questions and answers about tigers that we found out from the text. This was an enjoyable task and the children loved it.
In science we have started the topic of 'light' and explored how we see things this week. Ask your child if they can explain how light travels and the process of how we see things.
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