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: 17.11.17
In Literacy this week, we have been using our Talk for Writing model text about William Shakespeare to write a biography about Queen Victoria. We have also been looking at the rules for using semi-colons to join sentences and using these to write our own sentences. We have decided that our final biography will be about a character from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, so the children have been busy writing questions and watching clips from the film to get to know some of the characters better.
In Maths, we have started to study fractions. We have been applying our knowledge of common factors to help us to simplify fractions. We have then been comparing fractions using pictures to help us, as well as applying our knowledge of common multiples to convert the fractions so that the denominator is the same. Please see the example below:
In History, we explored the reign of Queen Victoria a little more. We looked at significant events in her life and discussed the qualities she showed when dealing with these events. The children made a table to compare reasons for and against Queen Victoria being a good leader, and they then summarised their opinion in a paragraph.
As this week is Anti-bullying Week, we spent time discussing the different ways someone could be bullied, and what this might look like. We discussed the idea of bullying being when someone has power over another person and makes them feel inferior/fearful as well as the frequency of episodes occurring. We spoke in depth about how these actions could make someone feel and the consequences they could have. We then made five promises which we presented on an outline of a handprint to help prevent bullying within our school.
We also had our second session of ‘Core Minds’ this week. The focus was on how we can overcome difficult feelings and how working as a team to help others can help to eradicate these. See pictures below:
The children have been asked to complete pages 6 and 7 of the Grammar revision guide this week. This will be due in on Tuesday. No Maths homework has been set as we will be away on our residential next week. There will be no spellings to learn this week either with us being away.
Thank you to everyone who attended Parents’ Evening – it was lovely to meet everyone and discuss the progress the children are making. We are all looking forward to our residential trip next week – if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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