5NC 2019 - 2020
Welcome to 5NC's class page!
Hi I'm Mrs Casey and I am currently teaching Year 5. This is my eighth year working at Offley and my twelfth year in teaching. While I enjoy teaching all subjects, my passion lies in English. I am the English Leader for Key Stage 2 and also an Assistant Headteacher. Alongside this, I am also the Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader for the school.
I have been married for five years now and my little boy, Noah, was born in January 2016. Growing up, my hobby was dancing which I did for 22 years. I enjoyed taking part in a number of shows at Crewe Lyceum Theatre and I was even lucky enough to perform at the Magic Kingdom in Florida on two occasions. I enjoy trips to the theatre, reading, keeping fit and spending time with my friends and family.
- 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 Tuesday, the children will be taught by Mrs Hirst.
- On a Wednesday morning, the children will be taught by Mrs Bennion for part of the morning.
- Drumming is on a Thursday.
- Times tables tests will take place on a Wednesday.
- Spelling tests will take place on a Friday and new spellings will be given out at the same time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.
Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020
Week ending: 24.01.20
In English this week, we have continued to study our text: Arthur and the Golden Rope. We explored a particular scene within the text where the characters experience a problem. We used our inference skills to consider what the characters would think, feel and say. Then, we used this work to rewrite the scene from the book. After that, we explored the image of Arthur’s journey in the text and created our own map of this, adding expanded noun phrases, adverbials of time and place and sentences with relative clauses. This then helped us to write a recount of his journey, focussing on making our writing flow.
In Maths, we have continued to explore fractions. This week, our focus has been on comparing fractions. This has involved us applying our knowledge of equivalent fractions from last week to convert fractions so that they have the same denominator and we can therefore compare them. We started this using images before then using a rule. E.g.
After this, we looked at pairs of fractions that can be added together to make another fraction. E.g.
The children have some maths homework to complete this week to consolidate their learning. If they have any problems, please encourage them to ask for support at school.
In our History lesson, we focussed on the features of a Viking settlement. We used the ordnance survey map symbols to design our own Viking settlement. We then looked at the main reasons why the Vikings invaded England.
In RE, we have been studying the Messiah. We have used readings from the Bible to explore what qualities Christians believe a Messiah should have.
In French, we have been studying places within a city. We have learnt the names of popular attractions and practised using these in conversations.
In Computing, we looked at how to create strong passwords this week. We explored a variety of passwords and discussed which we felt were the weakest/strongest, before then looking at guidance for creating strong passwords. At the end of the lesson, the children played a game to test their knowledge. The link for this, should they want to play it at home, is:
Well done to Finlay Raftery, who was Mr Proctor’s Drummer of the Week.
Well done also to Kane Brown, who is my Star of the Week for showing great focus and determination with his work this week.
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