5EP 2017 - 2018

Miss Phillips

Weekly update - Week ending 17.10.17.

In maths we started the week by looking at what ‘squared number’ means. We did this by seeing that when a number is multiplied by itself, it makes a square on a times tables grid. Later in the week, we used squared numbers to solve puzzles and some tricky multistep calculations.

We are moving on from our explanation texts – which were fantastic -  and we have started to read The Velveteen Rabbit in English. This week we have been exploring our understanding of the story by discussing the contrast of emotions in the boy and the rabbit. We have also used show not tell, and 2ad sentences to replicate the beautiful descriptive writing of the author, Margery Williams.

I science, we are starting the look at the human lifecycle and a letter has been sent home to let parents know what we will be discussing in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to catch myself or Mrs Maddox on the playground.

Hockey on Monday saw some children demonstrating some excellent controlled skills and they were able to move on to using a wooden hockey stick. Because they showed such great skill and effort, their names were moved up to the rainbow! Well done guys.

In drumming we were practicing Ai Caramba Samba again and this week, we got into our potential samba positions, ready for our carnival! Loud voices, loud drumming and loud personalities were certainly encouraged. Continuous drumming followed by samba breaks followed by more drumming was on the cards this week! Even more improvement this week – good stuff 5EP.

Our drummer of the week wen to Eve this week! Eve this week showed us all how to execute the warm up rhythm perfectly. She also has shown great enthusiasm and improvement every week!

The star of the week this week went to the lovely Joshua! Josh is always so positive, gets on task quickly and really wants to try his best in every subject. Great to see Josh – keep it up!

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Welcome to 5EP’s class page! Here you can access our weekly updates, spellings and homework.

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 Friday. Monday is our outside session where we will be focusing on hockey skills. Friday will be an inside gymnastic session. Can children please bring trainers for both days.

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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