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 'Can we save the tiger?' by Martin Jenkins. 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.
Week ending: 06.12.19
Nativity rehearsals have been going incredibly well, and the children have been working incredibly hard to learn their lines and learn the songs. Anyone thinking of coming to the nativity will be in for a treat!
In English, we have started our Pupil Prime Minister unit, which involves the childrne learning about politics and creating a political party. They have been very interested in how elections work, and have asked some very thought-provoking questions. Each child has considered their priorities for society and made a political party with other like-minded children. Their parties have created a manifesto and researched one key issue. Over the next two weeks, they will be recording a party political broadcast that explains each policy of their party and also persuades people to vote for them.
In maths, we have moved onto negative numbers, and the children have shown a great knowledge of how to deal with them. We have discussed contexts, such as temperature and money, and have solved problems related to those areas. The children have also learnt that it is wise to check bank balances before spending too much money!
In other areas of the curriculum, the children had a visitor from the local church and were thoroughly engaged. They asked some great questions and really impressed Mrs Bennion. In science, we found out what happens to a ray of light when it travels through a prism. We were all reminded of ways to remember the colours of a rainbow - Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.
And in DT, our shelters are now solid, strong and looking a lot like shelters. Nearly finished :)
Phew, a busy week.
Reminder: School will be closed on Thursday 12th December for the General Election.
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