6LF 2019 - 2020

Mr Lamb

Mrs Furlong

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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.

Important Information

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.

http://www.arbookfind.co.uk

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.

 

Science Week

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 admin@offleyprimaryacademy.co.uk or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.

Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020

Week ending: 10.1.20

Weclome back. I hope everyone had a fun and restful break and from what I can see, the children are already raring to go. 

We have got straight back into things this week, and in English we have begun our new text. The children have enjoyed reading a text from the late 1800s and are already producing some excellent pieces of writing. They have been using more formal language to fit the era, and it has wonderful to explore and discover a wider range of vocabulary that we would not usually use. I am excited to see what the children can produce based  on what I have already seen.

In maths, we have been learning about links between fractions and decimals. I have been so impressed with the hard work the children have put in, and they are very confident with all the methods we have learnt. They can use short division or find equivalent tenths or hundredths. 

Around the rest of the curriculum, the children have been busy, busy, busy. Our afternoons have been packed with science, geography, art and music. We have started classifying living things and will be looking at the formal scientific classification groups. Our new topic has started with a focus on North America and we found all the countries, capital cities and some of the physical features. Our art is also linked to North America and we are studying Jackson Pollock, who lived a very interesting and radical life. 

It's been a great first week of term, and it promises to be another fantastic term.

Mr Lamb

Reminder: SATs booster club starts on Mondy 13th January.

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