6HH 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hirst

Mrs Hankinson

Week beginning 6.11.17

In literacy this week, we have been learning how to incorporate colons and semi-colons into our writing, we have also looked at how writers have used them in biography texts. In preparation for writing a biography next week and linking to our History topic, we have begun the research the life of Queen Victoria.

In maths we have begun our fracitons unit, so far we have explored strategies for simplifying fractions and ways of comparing and ordering fractions, for example, converting fractions so they have a common denominator. We are going to continue with this next week and have some reasoning challenges linked to fracitons. We have given out the new Maths homework books to children today (Friday 10th November) and our homework this week is p.6, 7 and 15, this is due in next Friday 17th November where we will mark it together and discuss any misconceptions.

Our afternoons have also been jam packed. In Science we have continued to study the composition of blood and how it travels around our bodies. We have started hockey as our winter sport and the children have continued their Narnia dances which you will get to see during our class assembly early next term. We have linked our RE work to our class read and have thought about temptation and making the right choices. Our winter themed pattern designs are coming along nicely and we are going to use Batik to create a final piece over the coming weeks.

Accelerated Reader - Please remember to ask that your child brings their A.R. book and their planner into school every day so that reading in school can be logged and quiz scores can be written in their planners.

Our class will also be taking part in a Core fit series of workshops which will run on a Monday afternoon. Can you please ensure that the pupils have their PE kits in school each Monday and Thursday and this needs to include a white T-shirt.

Well done to all those children who have already been onto Times Tables Rockstars! All seem to be enjoying it and I'm sure we will continue to see improvement in those times tables.

Thank you to all parent who attended the residential meeting last night (Thursday). We understand that some were unable to make it and your forms have gone home with your child today. Please complete all forms and return to school as soon as possible. If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any questions or queries about anything, please do not hesitate to come and find one of us.

Mrs Hirst & Mrs Hankinson



Mrs Hirst

Hello, I am Jo Hirst, one of the longest serving teachers at the school.  I graduated from MMU with a BEd honours degree in Science and PE and last year went back to Uni at Edge Hill to complete a SEN (Special Educational Needs) Course. I am currently the SENCO at Offley which means I am responsible for supporting staff and pupils across the school with any educational, emotional and health needs.  I am thoroughly enjoying my role alongside teaching a year six class with my partner in crime Mrs Hankinson! In my spare time I enjoy aqua aerobics, cooking, travelling, walking and spending time with my family.

Mrs Hankinson

Hello everyone! After graduating with a degree in ICT and Education 14 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! Mrs Hirst and I work like Batman and Robin, as in previous years, you can decide who is which one. When I am not teaching, I am looking after my two wonderful children who are 4 and 1, 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. 




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