5NC 2019 - 2020
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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.
Week ending 15.11.19
This week we have tackled some tricky work in maths on long multiplication. We built up our skills by working on mental multiplication strategies, followed by regrouping methods and finally using the formal method of long multiplication. Please keep re-visiting this skill at home and continue to practise their times tables as rapid recall of these allows the children to work more efficiently when both multiplying and dividing (which we will be moving onto next!)
In English, we have looked at similes, metaphors and personification; writing a character description and a winter forest poem to apply our skills. We have continued to read our class book ‘The Happy Endings’ exploring how the two main characters interact through actions and dialogue.
In the afternoons, the pupils enjoyed their PE lessons in football and gym. They practised controlling and passing the ball in football and in gym we attempted to build a sequence using moves in unison and canon which proved quite challenging! In art we have sketched different Ancient Greek columns, focusing on shading techniques and in science we used filtering and sieving to separate different components in a mixture of substances. This proved to be a very messy afternoon but was great fun!
A big thank you to all the children who came wearing sporting outfits today and for supporting our fund-raising day for Children in Need. They all looked great and enjoyed taking part in Joe Wick’s stay active workout.
Finally, a special well done to Lucy Baker and Oliver King for being our Stars of the Week.
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