6LF 2020 - 2021
Welcome to 6LF’s Class Page!
Hi! Welcome to our class; we can't wait to work with you this year and welcome you back to school after a very strange time away.
On this page you'll find some information about your teachers and important information about your timetable as well as weekly updates, spellings and some homework.
Hi. I am Mr Lamb and I'm very excited to be teaching in Year 6 again this year. This will be my second year teaching at Offley. Previous to Offley, I have taught in Manchester, Slovakia, Kent, and in Japan over a total period of 12 years. I have primarily taught in Year 6, and have led a range of subjects, including science and maths, which I will now be leading alongside Mrs Furlong.
I have two young children, who attend school in Alsager, one who is in Year 2 and the other who is starting in Reception. I enjoy running, cycling, reading and spending time with my family.
I'm Mrs Furlong and I will be teaching you on Fridays. I can't wait to get to know you all properly. Mr Lamb, Miss Warren and I talk lots and communicate to make sure you get the best lessons every single day.
I have been working at Offley since 2014 - but have been a teacher for a long time. I am Maths Lead in the school along with Mr Lamb. But don't worry you won't be doing maths all day!
The rest of the week I am employed to work in a Teaching School as part of North West One Maths Hub - which in a nut-shell means I am in charge of delivery of high quality training to teachers about improving maths teaching.
When I am not working, I am either at home with my family (I have a husband, two daughters - who are both in Key Stage 2 - and two dogs - Toby and Lily) or you'll find me at the stable yard with my horse, Ruben, that I compete on in dressage.
Friday - Every Friday, Mrs Furlong will be teaching the class.
PE- This will take place on a Monday afternoon. The children will need indoor and outdoor kit.
PPA Cover - This year Mrs Hurst and Mr Ellis will be covering Y6 on a Tuesday afternoon. They will be delivering French and RE
Support Staff- This year we are lucky to welcome Mr Ellis to the school, and he will be supporting Year 6 throughout the year.
Accelerated Reader - The children have been retested, and received their new ZPD's. 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.
Guided Reading - Alongside Accelerated Reader, every Friday we will teach a designated guided reading session that will use high quality texts linked to our usual English lessons.
Times tables tests - These will take place every Thursday morning
Homework - Spellings will be given out every Friday, and will be tested the following Friday. Other homework will commence later on in the term.
Autumn Term Information
This term, our topic will be linked to World War 2.
Our text this half term is 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope' . It is a fiction text based on the treatment of Jewish people during World War Two and will be the basis of all our English this term.
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.
Week ending 16th October
What a terrific week. We have started a new text in English, moved onto multiplication in maths, completed a science investigation and watched the moving film, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Plus a whole lot more...
Star of Fear, Star of Hope has already inspired some amazing writing from the children, and also made everyone show empathy when thinking what it may have been like for Jewish people living under Nazi rule during World War Two. The children have discussed and listened so well, and have reviewed how to correctly dialogue. Within their writing, everyone has used noun phrases to descibe a scene and used dialogue to convey character. An example of this was conveying how rude some of the Nazi soldiers may have been, compared to how polite the French waiters would have had to be.
In maths, the children have been using formal and informal methods to multiply by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. When multiplying a 3-digit number by a multiple of ten, we have been learning to multiple by a single-digit using column multiplication and then multiplying the product by 10. For example, 352 x 70 = 352 x 7 x 10. All children have made excellent throughout the week.
This week we have completed our first science experiment linked to our topic of the human body. We investigated which exercise makes is the best for our bod by choosing two different exercises and recording pulse rates before and after. The children completed their investigation fairly and recorded their results accurately. We also have Abi Johnson to thank for helping find where to find our pulse.
During our World War Two topic, we have completed some wonderful pieces of art that were inspired by The Blitz. The children used water colours and wax to show search lights and a fiery night sky. They look amazing. On a more sombre note, we watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. It is an incredibly moving and powerful film, which led to some mature discussions. It has really helped us all understand the seriousness of what happened during World War Two, and although upsetting, really made us all grateful to live the lives that we do now.
Let's hope for another super week next week
Stars of the Week this week was James Young...well done James!
Mr Lamb and Mrs Furlong
Remember: school is closed on Friday 23rd October.
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