6LF 2019 - 2020
Welcome to 6LF's Class Page
Hi. I am Mr Lamb and I'm very excited to be teaching in Year 6 again this year. This will be my first full year teaching at Offley, after joining after Christmas last year. Previous to Offley, I have taught in Manchester, Slovakia, Kent, and also in Japan over a period of 12 years. I have primarily taught in Year 6, and have led a range of subjects, including science and maths. Now, I will be leading design and technology.
I have two young children, one of whom has just started in Year 1 in Alsager! I enjoy running, cycling, reading and spending time with my family.
Hi - I am Mrs Furlong. I work withthe class on a Friday - I am currently seconded the rest of the time to help run a national maths initiative funded by the DfE. I have worked for a lot of years (I'm not telling you how many - it's too scary) as a teacher. I lead maths at Offley alongside Mrs Maddox. I love working with the children and really look forward to my Fridays with them. I also have two young children. Francesca is in year 4 and Chloe in year 2 locally in Smallwood.
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 Bennion and Mrs Edwards will be covering me on a Tuesday afternoon. They will be delivering French and RE
Support Staff- This year we are very lucky to have Mrs Edwards in the classoom
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.
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. General homework will also be given out on Fridays this term
Autumn Term Information
This term, our big question is 'Is there no place like home?'. The children will be finding out about World War 2 They will be finding out how the war started, what the key events were during the war, what happened to evacuess, how life was different for children in different European countries, and also how the war ended and what the reprecussions have been in the modern world. At the end of our topic, the children will create a video documentary explaining everything they have learnt. Please feel free to share any wartime experiences you, or your family may have had. Our text this half term is 'Friend or Foe ' by Michael Morpurgo, which explores a wartime adventure. We will also be exploring 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope' and 'Erika's Story' through our English lessons
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: 13.09.19
Another totally excellent week in Year 6. The whole class have continued with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and I hope all the children are enjoying the first two weeks as much as I have been. This week has seen us back to a packed timetable, full of fun and interest.
In maths, the children have learnt and reviewed how to read and write numbers up to 10 million. They have also compared numbers of the same size using <, > and =. It has been very encouraging to see the solid understanding of place value as this underpins all other areas of maths.
In English, we have started studying our new text, ‘Star of Hope, Star of Fear’. It is a wonderful picture book that links perfectly to our World War Two topic. So far, the children have planned and written a short story about a conflict, and also started to explore the text by using role play and discussion. I have been very impressed with the high standard of writing.
In topic, the children have learnt about the key events that led to the outbreak of World War Two. We played a slightly altered version of risk to show the tense atmosphere around Europe during the 1930s, and had some powerful leaders ordering their troops around! The children have also learnt about Hitler and what brought him into power, and started to think about what we can learn from the mistakes of the past, using appeasement as an example.
Science has seen us studying the circulatory system and focusing on the heart and lungs. And realising that is a lot of scientific language to digest. And this is without mentioning French, RE, ICT and music!! What a busy week!
Well done again everyone and see you on Monday.
Remember: Swimming on Monday so bring your swimming kits.
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