5NC 2019 - 2020
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Hi I'm Mrs Casey and I am currently teaching Year 5. This is my eighth year working at Offley and my twelfth 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. Alongside this, I am also the Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader for the school.
I have been married for five 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.
- PE is taught on a Wednesday and a Thursday; however, the children will need to keep their PE kit in school as occasionally the timetable can change.
- Every Tuesday, the children will be taught by Mrs Hirst.
- On a Wednesday morning, the children will be taught by Mrs Bennion for part of the morning.
- Drumming is on a Thursday.
- Times tables tests will take place on a Wednesday.
- Spelling tests will take place on a Friday and new spellings will be given out at the same time.
Once again we will be hosting Science week in school. This event allows our pupils to get involved with hands on experiments and listen to science and engineering professionals. We want to engage pupils in jobs for the future and this is a great insight for them, so please come and share your skills and passion for science and engineering. Examples of previous helpers:
• Structural engineers doing a hands on experiment teaching how to make structures out of spaghetti and paper
• Nurse – teaching children first aid
• Forensic team - setting up a crime scene and getting the children to solve the crime
These are just a few of the ideas that we have had in previous years, so if you know anyone who could spare half a day or even an hour, then we would love to hear from you. Please call the school office on 01270 685355 to express your interest or email email@example.com or see Miss Allan or Mrs Till.
Science week is Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March 2020
Week ending: 17.01.20
In English this week, we have continued to explore myth writing and we have started our new text: Arthur and the Golden Rope. We explored some of the vocabulary that is used in the text and researched what it meant. We then used the text as well as ‘Myths of the Norseman’ to research elements of a myth such as characters, settings, magical objects etc. Taking a focus on magical objects, we revised our work on noun phrases and used these to describe the objects. We then worked in groups to create free verse poems about what could be in our Norse myth. When we had up-levelled the poems, we rehearsed them and performed them in front of the class.
In Maths, we started to study fractions. At the beginning of the week, we focussed on improper fractions, using pictures to help us to understand how we could convert these to mixed numbers. We then moved on to finding equivalent fractions, again starting with images, before then looking at the patterns between the numbers and using the rule that we can multiply or divide the numerator and the denominator by the same number to give an equivalent fraction.
In our History lesson, we started to investigate the Vikings a little further. We looked at the Viking homeland and where they settled, discussing why we thought they had chosen these places. We then identified places on a UK map which have a Viking heritage, using what we had learnt about place names.
In Science, we studied air resistance. We explored this by making different parachutes and comparing the speed with which they fell. This helped us to see which parachutes had more or less air resistance acting on them.
In Computing, we explored phishing further. We looked at a number of scenarios that we could encounter online and discussed what we would do.
Well done to James Young, who was Mr Proctor’s Drummer of the Week.
Well done also to Natalia Hayes, who is my Star of the Week for always having a fantastic attitude towards learning.
Thank you to all parents this week for your support and lovely comments about the school.
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