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 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. 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.
Also, maths homework will be given out and collected every Monday and English homework will be given out and collected every Thursday.
Summer Term Information
This term, our topic will be linked to Crime and Punishment through the ages, but specifically focused on the Victorian era. Due to the current challenges, the topic will be slightly different, but I still hope the children will learn whilst enjoying themselves. Our science doesn't link especially this term, but we will be moving onto electrical circuits later in the summer term. Usually, this term would be all about preparing for SATs, so we will have lots of time to delve deeper into the other subjects instead :)
Our text this half term is 'Manfish' by Jennifer Berne. It is a non-fiction text about the life of Jacques Cousteau 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.
Free maths websites that can be accessed from home:
Active Maths - http://www.active-maths.co.uk/
Thinking Blocks (solve word problems using bar models) - https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Maths Zone - https://mathszone.co.uk/
Maths Drills (a range of topics) - https://www.math-drills.com/
Maths Sphere (free resources section) - http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm
Maths Aids (worksheets) - https://www.math-aids.com/
I hope everyone is as well as can be, and I hope to see you all as soon as is safe.
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