5EP 2017 - 2018

Miss Phillips

Weekly update - Week ending 15.09.17

Well, what a fantastic first full week back! I am so proud of how 5EP are settling into their new classroom, new year group and new year 5 mindsets - Keep up the great work!

In literacy we have been looking at film narratives and exploring the various components that make up a film script - focusing on sound, camera angles and stage directions. We started the week with sound and explored the 'Art of Foley', which inspired us to create our own sounds from various objects we found around our classroom. We moved on to converting a passage from our text 'The Secret Garden' into a film script, making sure we included all the components we had been exploring throughout the week. I have been very impressed with their script writing skills!

Maths this week has had a focus on place value. We took our lesson outside and had to work in groups to order numbers up to 1 000 000, using the lesser or greater than signs (< and >).  We moved on to rounding to the nearest 100, 1000 and 10 000, which the children have tackled really well despite it being quite challenging at times!

As the children have now been put in their Project Based Learning groups, they have started to formulate a plan as to how to tackle our BIG QUESTION... 'what if life didn't age?' Working in their teams, they have started to think about what we need to research to answer this question, and they have shared the tasks so that everybody gets the chance to be involved and show their knowlege on temerate biomes, life cycles, unnatural creatures and a variety of animals and plants. Some fantastic teamwork skills being showcased already!

Stars of the Week (there were two in week one!) Alex and Lola for settling into their new school so well, being confident in lessons and making effort to make new friends, which isn't always easy! This week Jasmyn got the Star of the Week Award for really persevering when she has sometimes found things tricky. She tries her best and is growing in confidence. Well done guys! laugh

A brilliat start to the year, 5EP. Well done. 

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Hello, I’m Miss Phillips and this is my first year at Offley Primary, teaching in year 5. I recently moved home to Cheshire from sunny Brighton!

Whist I enjoy teaching all subjects, I have a passion for history, PE and Performing Arts – which I also have a degree in – so I look forward to seeing if there are any young thespians, historians or fitness enthusiasts in our class.

I live with my little dog, Mylo, and we love going on long walks together and exploring new places. My interests are travelling, reading, watching films and theatre, and I’m lucky enough to have a fantastic family and circle of friends who I like to spend time with.

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This half term, our topic is the Temperate Climate so the children are going to be working towards creating their own shoebox biome, within which lives an 'unnatural' creature. In conjunction with this, they will be answering our BIG QUESTION: "What if life didn't age?" To help us tackle this, we are going to explore various elements of the curriculum, including Geography, Science  and Design and Technology. In class we're reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Unnatural Creatures by Nial Gaiman, to further support our project!

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PE is on a Monday and Wednesday, which will see the class split between an indoor session doing Core Fit, and outdoor session. Therefore it's important that the children bring their trainers on both days please.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would just like to introduce yourself, you can catch me on the playground after school and my door is always open.

Miss Phillips

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