5HH 2019 - 2020

Mrs Hirst

Mrs Hankinson

5HH 2019-20


Vikings: Heroes or Villains?

Welcome to 5HH which is taught by Mrs Hankinson and Mrs Hirst.  We like to call ourselves Batman and Robin but we will let you decide which one is which! On this page you can find important information and also an update at the end of the week. First a little bit about us....

Mrs Hankinson

Hello everyone! After graduating with a degree in ICT and Education 16 years ago (start guessing my age), I completed a PGCE at MMU and have been teaching ever since. My favourite subject to teach is Art and I quite like maths too, which is funny because it was my worst subject when I was at school. I love my job, not just for those "lightbulb moments" but for the fun and laughs we get to have every day! When I am not teaching, I am looking after my two wonderful children who are 6 and 3, they certainly keep me on my toes! I love to go walking with our black lab, Oscar, travel and having fun with my family. I have thought of three interesting things to tell you about me which you might not know: 1. I have jumped out of an aeroplane! 2. I have heli-hiked on top of a glacier in New Zealand. 3. I am really interested in extreme weather. 

Important Information

  • PE is taught on a Wednesday and a Thursday; however, the children will need to keep their PE kit in school as occasionally the timetable can change.
  • Every Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday the children will be taught by Mrs Hankinson.
  • On a Thursday and Friday, the children will be taught by Mrs Hirst.
  • Drumming is on a Thursday.
  • Times tables tests will take place on a Thursday.
  • Spelling tests will take place on a Friday and new spellings will be given out at the same time.
  • We would like each child to read their Accelerated Reader book for 20 mins at least 5 times per week.

Science Week

Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:

• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper

• Nurse – teaching children first aid

• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime

These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email admin@offleyprimaryacademy.co.uk or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.

Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020

Week ending 24.01.20

Well done to Amber for being our Star of the Week and to Fran and Alex M for achieving our drummer of the week awards.

This week has been a busy but productive one and the children have worked hard.  In maths we have continued our work on fractions; looking at equivalent fractions, fraction pairs and adding fractions.  Your child has bought home a sheet to consolidate these skills and this is due back next Friday when it will be marked with the pupils in class.

In English this week, we have continued work on our class read, exploring Arthur’s journey to save the town.  We have focussed on the use of adverbials to link paragraphs and how we can add extra information to sentences using relative clauses.  After completing story maps and drama activities, the children have written descriptive paragraphs to demonstrate these skills. 

In the afternoons 5HH have; continued our Viking topic work, completed sketches using shading and tone, enjoyed basketball and athletics lessons, competed in a class competition to design a new type of parachute and looked at how to stay safe online.  We have also added some extra parts to our drumming performance which we hope you will be able to see at the competition in a couple of weeks.  The children are thoroughly enjoying our sessions with Mr Proctor and the levels of concentration and focus within the class have improved considerably – well done to you all!

Please ensure that next week your child has their PE kit in school on Wednesday and Thursday and that they return the drumming permission slip as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the weekend. 








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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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Tel: 01270 685 355
Email: admin@offleyprimaryacademy.co.uk.

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