5JM 2017 - 2018
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Hello I'm Mrs Maddox and I am currently teaching Year 5. I have now been at Offley for almost 2 years, having initially covered Mrs Casey's maternity leave.
I have now lived in Cheshire for two years, having previously lived in Luton. This summer I got married and I think it will take me longer to get used to my new name than it will for the children! Outside of school I love baking, reading, keeping fit and spending time with my family and friends.
Week ending: 19.01.18
In maths this week we have been using the part-part-whole model to regroup the dividend into multiples of the divisor in division calculations with and without remainders.
Next, we used part-part-whole and comparative bar models to represent some simple and tricky division problems, then made division calculations easier using halving, doubling and other divisions. Finally, we looked at dividing numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000!
In English this week the children finished writing their 'innovated' version of 'The Door' poem before writing alliterative phrases, similes and metaphors about what they might find in outer space. They then planned their final, space version of the poem, which they will write next week.
In our topic work we revised the order of the planets and explored their distances from the Sun in AU (ask your child if they can tell you what this stands for). The children then learnt more about the different planets in our Solar System and created fact files about them.
We are learning African Djembe drumming with Mr Proctor this term! Our drummer of the week was Ethan Parker. Well done!
This term the children will be having outdoor PE on Monday and indoor PE on Thursday and will therefore need their kit in school on these days. As the weather is turning colder your child may wish to wear long jogging bottoms and could I please ask that that they have a jumper or zip-up to wear too. Thank you.
Our times tables test will be on a Thursday and our spelling test on a Friday.
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