4SB 2020 - 2021

Mrs Somers

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Hi, I’m Mrs Somers and I am delighted to become part of the Offley team. I am an experienced teacher, having taught in many different schools and across the whole range of primary age classes for far too many years to count! I have been married for over 30 years and have 3 grown up sons, who are all enjoying exciting lives in their chosen careers. My two wire-haired vizsla dogs are our new babies and we enjoy exploring the beautiful Cheshire countryside with them.  I have just begun Pilates lessons but reading and trips to the cinema or theatre remain my main passions. 

4SB Important Information

PE kits need to be in left in school and taken home at October half term.

Indoor/Outdoor PE will be on Wednesday afternoons.

Times tables test is Thursday.

Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested the following Friday

Link to MS Teams Office.com on this link, you will find all of the websites that we use eg TTRockstars, Prodigy (also a new one called Numbots use TTrockstars login)

In English, this week we have finished reading our text Counting on Katherine. We have discovered that Katherine’s role in calculating flight paths was vitally important to many rocket launches and helped in the mission to the moon landing in 1969. The children read newspaper reports of this event and picked out the important information using the 5 Ws - who, what, where, when, why. Towards the end of the week, the children used Katherine’s personality and mindset to create posters to empower children to follow their dreams.

 Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13: Amazon.co.uk:  Becker, Helaine: Books

In Maths this week, we have been learning about place value for thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and comparing 4 digit numbers using the less than < and greater than symbols >.

We then moved on to rounding numbers. This is a tricky concept but using our STEM sentences helps ‘When rounding numbers to the nearest thousand, look at the value in the hundreds column’ and ‘when rounding numbers to the nearest hundred, look at the value in the tens column’. The children have also learnt that if the value in the the column they are looking at ends in a 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 you round the number down, if it ends in a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 then you round the number up.

The number 5342 rounded to the nearest thousand will be 5000 because the value in the hundreds column is a 3.

The number 5832 rounded to the nearest thousand will be 6000 because the value in the hundreds column is an 8. 

The number 5342 rounded to the nearest hundred will be 5300 because the value in the tens column is a 4.

The number 5362 rounded to the nearest hundred will be 5400 because the value in the tens column is a 6.

We have been using dice to generate 4 digit numbers to round, you could always have a go at home to  support your child.


In Science this week, the children have been using a carroll diagram to sort animals following certain rules, eg ‘Lays eggs’, ‘Does not lay eggs’, ‘Is a bird’, ‘Is not a bird’. Next week we are going to learn about the different groups that we classify animals into – mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and how there is some variation within these groups.

Luckily the weather cleared up and the sun came out for our PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon. This week we continued to develop our stamina, trying to get further around the field without stopping and learnt about the techniques for jumping over the hurdles.   


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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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