6NC 2018 - 2019
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Hi I'm Mrs Casey and I am currently teaching Year 6. This is my seventh year working at Offley and my eleventh 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. This year, I am also taking on the role of Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader, looking at how we can make children and staff aware of their own mental health and strategies to improve it.
I have been married for four 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. My personal target this year is to complete a half marathon - wish me luck!
This term, our big question is 'How does life adapt to different biomes?'. The children will be exploring the various biomes through their Geography lessons and learning about the key features of each. Through Science, they will study how animals have evolved and adapted to their environments, also looking at animals that have become extinct and why. They will also study the architecture of different landmarks around the world through Art and Design. At the end of the topic, the children will create their own documentary about living in different biomes. Our text this half term is 'A Story Like the Wind' by Gill Lewis, which explores the issue of asylum seeking.
- PE is taught on a Monday afternoon; however, the children will need to keep their PE kit in school as occasionally the timetable can change.
- The children can bring themselves in to school from 8:50am. They should enter via the external classroom door.
- Every other Thursday, the children will be taught by Mrs Furlong.
- On a Friday, the children will be taught by Mrs Edwards and Mrs McLoughlin.
Week ending: 15.03.19
It has been another great week in 6NC! Throughout the week we have been lucky to have lots of visitors delivering workshops for Science week. Our workshops have included cryptology, forensics, a drone demonstration, creating an exotic illness and investigating food groups. We would like to say a very big thank you to all of the volunteers who came in and helped us to get excited about science and see how it is used in the real world.
Alongside our workshops, we have also been carrying out an investigation into how we can engineer a chain reaction. We have been using objects within the class and from home to set up a chain reaction and seeing how long it will run for. This has involved the children encountering many problems and finding solutions.
In English this week, we have completed our hot writing. The children wrote their own stories with a flashback and the work they produced was fantastic. It was great to see how many children used the transferrable features they had learnt and thought carefully about their language choices. At the end of the week, we started to study a short film called ‘Adrift’. We spent a lot of time exploring the events in the story and orally retelling it. Their homework this week is pages 62-63 of the Grammar revision book.
In Maths, we have been studying position and movement. We have practised using coordinates to state the position of an object on a grid and then used this to explore translations. We have also used this to secure our knowledge of shape. See example below:
The Maths homework this week is pages 66-69 of the Maths revision book.
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