6LF 2021 - 2022
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 3 and the other who is in Year 1n. 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 Monday afternoon. The children will need indoor and outdoor kit.
PPA Cover - This year Mrs Maddox and Mrs Hurst will be covering Y6 on a Wednesday morning. They will be delivering music and RE
Support Staff- This year we are lucky to have Mrs Walkley supporting Year 6 every morning and Mrs Maddox on Tuesday mornings.
Reading - The school is now using an app called Reading Eggs - where children can read and take quizzes. This replaces Accelerated Reader.
Times tables tests - These will take place every Thursday morning
Homework - This will be given out on the 17th September
Spellings - the test for the pupils is every Friday. The spellings are shared via Showbie on the iPads and a paper copy is given to those students who do not take their ipads home. They are also uploaded on the webpage should they misplace them.
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 28.01.22
The children have continued to work hard this week and we have even enjoyed some lessons learning together as a year group!
In English this week, we have finished our text, The Selfish Giant. Many of the children were shocked by the twist at the end and we had lots of discussions around who the little boy could have been and we made comparisons between the book and other stories. The children have enjoyed being able to link this to their Guided Reading text, The Happy Prince, which is also by Oscar Wilde. We identified the key events in the text and discussed the feelings of the different characters during each of these events. At the end of the week, we planned our retelling of this story, which we will write next week.
In maths, we have been focussing on the mean. We have spent lots of time looking at sharing objects and numbers equally to help the children to understand what this concept means. We then practised finding the mean of sets of numbers by adding up the numbers within the set and dividing by the amount of numbers within the set. We used the STEM sentences below to help us:
To challenge our understanding, we then calculated a missing number in a set when given the rest of the numbers and the mean. We worked this out in the following way:
In geography, we worked in small groups to compare a region in North America with a region in England, looking at the climate and human and physical geography.
In science, we applied what we had learnt about classification to creating our own Field Guides for the school grounds. We went out into the grounds and made lists of the plants and animals we could find. We then classified these and organised them into a Field Guide.
In music, we continued to study how music can contribute to the mood of a film. In RE, we looked at how Buddhists use shrines and what they typically contain.
Have a lovely weekend!
Indoor and Outdoor P.E kits must be in school ready for P.E on MONDAY
Maths homework is due on TUESDAY (Pages 74 & 75)
SPAG homework is due on THURSDAY (Pages 24 & 25)
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