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.
Spring Term Information
This term, our big question is 'Can I hotfoot it around the world's biomes?'. The children will be finding out about biomes around the world, with a focus study on North America. They will be finding out how each biome is different, where they are, what features are found there, and also finding out specific geographical facts about North America. At the end of our topic, the children will make a pair of shoes or slippers to survive in one of the world's biomes. To do this, we will also be finding out about materials and the process of making shoes.t. This also links to our science topics as we will be studying classification, adaptation and evolution.
Our text this half term is 'The Selfish Giant?' by Oscar Wilde. We will studying the text in detail and basing our English lessons on the themes and features of this text.
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.
Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:
• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper
• Nurse – teaching children first aid
• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime
These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email email@example.com or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.
Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020
Week ending: 24.1.20
A slightly more relaxing week after the visit of Ofsted.
We have continued reading and discussing 'The Selfish Giant', which is continuing to inspire an excellent level of writing. The language being used by all the children has been wonderful and is showing a great development of vocabulary. We have even role-played being a waking tree, which enabled the children to produce some wonderful description using personification. I can't wait for next week when we write our longer narratives.
In maths, we have been moved from fractions and decimals, to percentage. The children have quickly grasped how to find percentages of amounts, and are aware that percent means out of 100. We have been linking our knowledge of fractions to percentages, and looking at how we find discount prices and price increases. The use of a ratio table to help find percentages has been great.
As it is our class assembly next Thursday morning, we have moved our focus to preparing for that. After just one day, it is shaping up to be both informative and entertaining, and we hope to see you all there,
Reminder: SATs booster club is every Monday.
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