5HH 2020 - 2021
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Happy New Year 5HH!
Mrs Hankinson and myself would like to wish you all a very happy New Year and hope that you have all had a lovely holiday with your family. We are looking forward to hearing all about your Christmas celebrations when we return to school next week and hope that you have all been keeping well and safe.
Next term is a very exciting one; with a new topic and lots of fun, practical activities planned for you. Our PBL question for next tern will be ‘Have I got the skills to be a Viking leader?’ and we will be studying Viking Invasions and looking at the skills needed to be a good Viking leader. Our history, geography, PBL and DT work will all be linked to the Viking topic and we can’t wait to get cracking.
We will also be starting with new drums next week and this term we will be trying the Samba drums! We hope you all enjoyed watching our performance which was sent out to you and I hope you agree that the children were all fantastic.
Finally, please remember to bring your PE kits back into school early next week and to pack a warm fleece and tracksuit bottoms to keep you warm. We hope to see you all on Monday and hope that everyone is fit and well.
Mrs Hirst and Mrs Hankinson
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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