5JM 2017 - 2018

Mrs Maddox

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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.


This week in maths we have continued to look at different representations of numbers and moved on to order them using the < 'less than' and > 'more than' signs. We then began looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. 

In English this week we have analysed the components of a film, focusing particularly on the camera angles and sound, which the children found very interesting. From this they then converted part of The Secret Garden into a film narrative script using the skills they have learnt. Using some new drama skills we then explored a mysterious key which had appeared in our classroom and found out it was the key to the secret garden! The children then used their imaginations to think about what was behind the door and in the garden and used this to start planning their own film scenes for their narrative script. 

Our first topic this term is 'What if life didn't age?'. We will be exploring temperate biomes, lifecycles and one of our new texts 'Unnatural Creatures'. The children will be creating a temperate shoebox biome and designing the lifecycle of an 'unnatural' creature to live in it. 

This week the children were put into their project groups and created a plan of action for their presentations. They also located where temperate forest biomes are in the world. 

We are currently learning the Samba style of performance in drumming this term with Mr Proctor. Our drummer of the week was Oliver Moore - well done!

We will also be studying 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett in our English lessons. 

The children will be having PE on Mondays and Wednesdays and will therefore need their kit in school on these days. 

Our times tables test will be on a Thursday and our spellling test on a Friday. 

Mrs Maddox 


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Offley Primary

Offley Road, Sandbach
Cheshire , CW11 1GY

Tel: 01270 685355

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