6NC 2018 - 2019
Welcome to 6NC's class page!
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: 11.01.19
6NC have had a great first week back and they have been busy writing and rehearsing their class assembly ready for next Thursday.
In English, we have started a new unit of writing. We are focusing on newspaper reports so the children have completed their ‘cold write’ and are now in the process of using Talk for Writing to learn a model text off by heart. They have started to identify some of the features of a newspaper report such as the headline, formal tone and complex sentences.
Our English lesson starters have had a focus around the subject and object within a sentence. The children have homework from the revision guide for this, which is pages 22 and 23.
In Maths, we have been focussing on decimals this week. We started by looking at what digits represent in a decimal fraction, before then learning how to convert decimals in to fractions. We then learnt mental and written methods for multiplying a decimal fraction by a whole number. There were lots of discussions around which method is the most efficient and why. The children’s Maths homework this week is pages 24 and 25.
Our topic this term is about exploring the world. The children have decided that their big question should be ‘How does life adapt to different biomes?’. They have decided that their end product will be a TV documentary similar to ‘A Place in the Sun’ to showcase what they have learnt. We have used Bloom’s Taxonomy to plan our smaller steps in order to be able to answer our big question.
Following our discussions with the children and the letter that parents will have received today, please see the videos below and discuss how you can support your child to be safe online.
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