5HM 2021 - 2022

Mr Mason

Mr Mason

Mrs Hankinson

Welcome to 5HM!  

We are really excited about the wonderful year we are going to have and all the amazing learning and activities we are going to do.

Mrs Hankinson will be teaching the class on Monday, Tuesday (morning) and Wednesday (with Mr Mason supporting in some sessions) and Mr Mason will be teaching on Tuesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.  We are also really lucky to have Mrs Badger and Mrs Robson supporting in our class during some sessions.


  • PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.  While we are in the hall, please come to school in your kit.  We will remind you to bring it back to school when we return to our normal class.
  • Please bring a clean, clearly labelled water bottle to school each day. No juice please.
  • Please remember to bring your i-pad to school each day fully charged. This is really important as we use the i-pads for learning activities every day. 
  • Please bring a raincoat to school each day.  We will try to get outside as much as possible, even in light rain so come prepared!
  • No jewellery please apart from plain studs which must be removed or taped for PE. Hair must also be tied back for PE.


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Mrs Hankinson

Hello everyone! After graduating with a degree in ICT and Education 19 years ago (start guessing my age), I completed a PGCE at MMU and have been teaching ever since. My favourite subject to teach is Art and I quite like maths too, which is funny because it was my worst subject when I was at school. I love my job, not just for those "lightbulb moments" but for the fun and laughs we get to have every day! When I am not teaching, I am looking after my two wonderful children who are 8 and 5, they certainly keep me on my toes! I love to go walking with our black lab, Oscar, travelling to new places and having fun with my family. I have thought of three interesting things to tell you about me which you might not know: 1. I have jumped out of an aeroplane! 2. I have heli-hiked on top of a glacier in New Zealand. 3. I am really interested in gardening! 


Mr Mason

I have now been at Offley for nearly ten years! I graduated over 20 years ago with a degree in Primary Education and I haven't looked back since! My favourite subjects to teach are History and RE, although I enjoy teaching across the board. I am an avid rugby fan and although I hung my boots up years ago, I get great pleasure in watching my son play and going to support our team as a family...Sale Sharks!! I love reading and I run to keep my sanity!

The Big Plastic Count

Next week starting from Monday, thousands of people across the UK are taking part in the biggest ever investigation into household plastic. Please use the counting sheet given to your child to record your plastic waste and click on the link below to enter your scores at the end of week Sunday 22nd May. A copy of the data collection sheet can be found in the Files to download section at the end of this page. We are hoping to involve as many families as possible, let's get counting!!


Weekly Update: (w.e. 13th May)

We have had another super week in 5HM, the children have been working super hard and are really starting to take their learning forward.

In maths this week we have continued to look at Fractions. We have continued to revisit and retrieve prior learning from previous years to ensure that the children are secure in their knowledge and brought in parts of the Year 5 curriculum. The children have explored what an equivalent fraction is, how to simplify fractions, and what an improper fraction is. We have also looked at how to make pairs of fractions, sometimes adding them with different denominators. 

In English this week the children have been using both noun and adverbial phrases to create description. We have been focussing on language and ensuring that our sentences have continuity, flow and make sense. The children have been really ensuring that they are using the basics so that they can focus on the skills of writing ratherthan just its simple use. The children have also learnt about Modal verbs and have used them to create a paragraph about the possibility of nature surviving within a rubbish tip and in particular, a toxic pond. This is based on our new text 'The Paperbag Prince'.

In Geography, the children looked at two Ordanance survey maps, one of the Peak District and one of Sandbach and compared fesatures using the map symbols as guidance. We also started to look at contour lines and how these show a physical feature on the land.


In PE, we used a push throw to start looking at how we can 'throw' a shot put. We worked on body position and the correct arm movement. The children used a combination of weighted bean bags, tennis balls and netballs to practice their techniques.


Congratulations to our stars of the week 

The spellings this week are on Showbie and here on the website. Have a lovely weekend.

Just a reminder to parents, spellings and homework are now out and this will be at the top of this class page and also on Showbie.  We would like the children to use Showbie to share their homework with us this term.  If any paper or resources are needed, please just ask.

Gardening......as part of well-being in 5HM the children will be taking part in some gardening activities so will require a change of clothes to be left in school. This needs to be old outdoor shoes or wellies, bottoms and a jumper/coat which is warm and can get mucky. Old jogger and a thick hoody are ideal. We would also welcome any donations on daffodil and tulip bulbs so we can plant ready for spring. Thank you for your support.


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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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