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 Mason will be covering Y6 on a Wednesday afternoon. They will be delivering French and RE
Support Staff- This year we are lucky to have Mr Mason supporting Year 6.
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. We have started setting homework for Maths and English this week.
Maths will be set and due every Monday.
English will be set and due every Wednesday.
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 11th December
Phew...we're getting to the business end of the term. We have even recorded our top secret Christmas treat to be sent home soon...
But we have continued to work hard, and in English the children have planned and started writing their hybrid text about the tiger. All children have worked very hard to include all the features, including modal verbs, noun phrases and parenthesis. It's also been great to see some of the wonderful tiger illustrations. Top writing from everyone.
In our maths lessons, we have been multiplying fractions, and also dividing fractions by whole numbers. As the week has progressed, I have been really impressed with the links the children have seen and explained and how their understanding has improved day by day. They all appear confident when multiplying and dividing fractions, which is very impressive.
As you can see below, the model Anderson shelters have been finished to a very high standard, and are just awaiting the strength test - will they be able to take the weight of a small (ish) child? We will find out soon.
In science, we have reached the end of our light topic and the children were very amazed by the spectrum of light and how different objects absorb colours compared to objects that reflect colours.
We were also lucky to join a very enjoyable and interactive Zoom workshop called Armchair Adventures.
Lots more fun to come next week.
Mr Lamb and Mrs Furlong
All next week is Christmas jumper week, so a Christmas jumper can be worn along with the rest of the school uniform.
Remember: Maths homework (page 22 and 23) is due on Monday 14th December and English homework (pages 36, 37 and 54) is due on Wednesday 16th December.
Also, Friday 18th December - school is closed.
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