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: 24.05.19
A much calmer week this week. However, we have still managed to complete a very successful Sports Day. Thank you to all parents and adults who came to support the children. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did - especially if they were part of Blue Team. The children were enthusiastic, supportive, and also a little competitive.
The children also received a Road Safety Talk and had their first transition time with their respective high school. We learnt about using roads safely, riding bicycles with the correct equipment and being aware of the route from home to high school. The children were asked to discuss their new school route with their parents and adults at home and also talk about their use of cycle helmets, as a number of children don't appear to be using cycle helmets at all times when cycling. During their transition afternoon, they found about school schedules, school uniforms, school rules and also all the exciting subjects and clubs that will be available to them next year.
In Maths this week, the children have been learning about the world of stocks and shares. They have used their maths skills to buy and sell stocks (not with real money), which has needed addition, subtraction, multiplication and a good understanding of decimals. So far, we have profits going all the way up to £40,000 and more. Don't worry, we have also talked about the risks of the stockmarket as we don't want to create a world of Gordon Geckos.
In English, we have been using a range of descriptive techniques to describe settings and characters. We have discussed and practised using adjectives, personification, similes and dialogue as some of the ways to create a vivid and imaginative description. Wild Boy has been a fantastic inspiration to help with this.
Finally, in Science the children continued to find ways to improve the school's pond habitat and created an information page to show what is required.
It has been a short, but challenging term and I hope that everyone has a relaxing and fun half-term break, and comes back in June ready for a great final 7 weeks of Year 6.
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