5HH 2020 - 2021
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Reminder: Our classroom opens at 8.40am and we finish at 2.50 pm.
Week ending 16.10.2020
The children have all been amazing again this week and our classroom has been filled with fun, laughter, kindness and wonder!
Maths - after revisiting our previous knowledge on acute, obtuse and right angles we have worked really hard to get to grips with measuring angles using a protractor for the first time! It was tricky but we helped each other and have made brilliant progress. We have also learnt how to calculate angles on a straight line and reflex angles.
English - Daredevils has been our overarching theme this week. In preparation for beginning our new text, we have been discussing what it means to be a daredevil and enjoying finding out about famous daredevil acts. We were blown away with footage of Darren Magaskill on 'The Ridge' and have produced some excellent writing based on this. (We did discuss not to try these acts at home!)
During our afternoon sessions the children have; explored soluble and insoluble solids (which did get rather messy), learnt about the meaning and importance of 'The Holy Trinity' in Christianity, begun our project based learning about daredevils and begun to plan our final art piece using our sketching skills.
Well done 5HH! Another brilliant week where you have showed how fabulous you all are!
Mrs Hankinson and Mrs Hirst
Important information for you:
- PE is taught on a Thursday and a Friday; however, the children will need to keep their PE kit in school.
- 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.
A little bit about us....
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.
Hello, my name is Mrs Hirst and I am one of the longest serving teachers here at Offley. I enjoy teaching the older children in school and I am currently the SEND co-ordinator; supporting staff and pupils across the school which I love. In the classroom my favourite subjects to teach are: maths, science and PE and in the summer I enjoy running athletic, cricket and rounders clubs.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking cycling and visiting new places. During lockdown, I kept active by completing Joe Wicks every morning with my two children – Lauren and Keiran. We also went on lots of bike rides and walks and over the summer I spent a great week in Norfolk with my family. I am really looking forward to welcoming all the children back into school after the long lockdown and to find out what you have all been up to!
Free maths websites that can be accessed from home:
Active Maths - http://www.active-maths.co.uk/
Thinking Blocks (solve word problems using bar models) - https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Maths Zone - https://mathszone.co.uk/
Maths Drills (a range of topics) - https://www.math-drills.com/
Maths Sphere (free resources section) - http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm
Mrs Hankinson and Mrs Hirst
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