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 Wednesday afternoon. The children will need indoor and outdoor kit.
PPA Cover - This year Miss Moulton and Mr Mason will be covering Y6 on a Monday 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.
Spring Term Information
This term, our topic will be linked to biomes around the world.
Our text this half term is 'Island' by Jason Chin. It is a non-fiction text based on the journey Charles Darwin made to the Galapagos Islands on the HMS Beagle 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 26th March
What a lovely week. I am writing this in the glow of a wonderful art lesson inspired the work of Jackson Pollock. The children have created some absolute masterpieces and let their imagination flow. Everyone got completely absorbed in the painting and totally got in 'the zone'. The children will hopefully bring their art home next week, so you can see for yourself.
In maths, we have continued, and finished our unit of work on angles. The children have worked so hard and made great progress. They have learnt that vertically opposite angles are equal and have used ratio to help them solve some quite complex problems.
We have now finished our build-up to our main piece of writing linked to 'Island'. We have analysed a text and found useful features, such as the passive voice, rhetorical questions and subject specific vocabulary.
Maths - We will be having a shortened week, but will be learning about: coordinates, translation and reflection.
English - We will be planning and writing our hybrid report about Charles Darwin.
Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.
Mr Lamb and Mrs Furlong
Maths homework (scale factors) is due on Monday 29nd March
English homework (punctuating speech) is due on Wednesday 31st March
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