6NC 2017 - 2018
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Hi I'm Mrs Casey and I am currently teaching Year 6. This is my sixth year working at Offley and my tenth year in teaching. While I enjoy teaching all subjects, my passion lies in English. I am the English Leader for the school and also the Upper Key Stage 2 Leader.
I have been married for three 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.
Week ending: 12.01.18
In English this week, the children have been working hard to learn our model newspaper report using Talk for Writing. This is the longest text we have learnt and it contains some tricky vocabulary, but the children have done very well in learning it. We are now ready to look at the features of the text and its structure. Our map is below.
In Maths, we have been completing our work on fractions by practising finding fractions of amounts. The children have used bar models to do this. We then looked at how we could use bar models to find the whole amount when given a fraction of it. See photo below.
We have now moved on to exploring decimals and the value of each digit. We have looked at how we can use a place value chart to help us with dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. For example, if we were solving 8 ÷ 100, we would put 8 in the ones column and move it two places to the right to give us 0.08. The children have homework linked to this - page 24 of the revision book.
In Geography, we have started our topic on India. The children discussed what they already knew and made a list of questions that they wanted to find out. We then used a variety of resources such as texts, the internet and atlases to research India and add specific features to a map we are going to have on one of our displays.
The children have continued with their art work that they started last week. They have chosen a small section of their Rangoli pattern to draw on to material and they have used wax over this. They then used brusho to add colour.
In Science, we have been looking at properties of materials. We have had a strong focus on using the correct vocabulary. When then looked at how we could use this vocabulary to group objects based on their similarities.
The children are in the process of writing their class assembly and we have completed our dance for this. We look forward to seeing you there next Thursday.
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