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 'Island: A Story of the Galapagos' by Jason Chin. We will studying the text in detail and basing our English lessons on the themes and features of this text. Our secondary text is 'Jemmy Button'.
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.
Free maths websites that can be accessed from home:
Active Maths - http://www.active-maths.co.uk/
Thinking Blocks (solve word problems using bar models) - https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Maths Zone - https://mathszone.co.uk/
Maths Drills (a range of topics) - https://www.math-drills.com/
Maths Sphere (free resources section) - http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm
Maths Aids (worksheets) - https://www.math-aids.com/
Week ending: 13.3.20
WOW! What a fantastic, science filled week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all the exciting science visitors that have shared their expertise. A big thank you to everyone who has given up their time to make the week so amazing.
The children have been to Sandbach Girls' School to find out about the digestion system, and even make poo! It was as disgusting as it sounds, but also incredibly interesting and informative. On Tuesday, the children had an amazing softward engineer share his knowledge. Everyone, including me, enjoyed creating patterns and shapes on the website, Turtleacademy. I was totally blown away with what was produced. In the afternoon, an aviation expert joined the class and got everyone flying planes. A fabulous team of forensic experts led the class on Wednesday and children learnt about the science behind crime scenes. I'm sure future careers have been inspired. And finally, the children learnt about clinical trials and how the impace they have had on the field of allergies. So much has been learnt. What a fabulous week!
With all this amazing science, we have managed to squeeze in some maths, where we have been learning about coordinates, translation and reflection. And in PE, the children learnt how to play floor volleyball, a paralympic sport that proved incredibly challenging.
Reminder: SATs booster club is every Monday.
Maths homework is due back on Monday 16th March - pages 66-69
English homework is due back on Thursday 19th March - pages 62-63
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