5HM 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hankinson

Mr Mason

Mr Mason

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

Reminders:

  • 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! 

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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!

Weekly Update: (w.e. 03.12.21)

In Maths this week, the children have started to learn about how we can represent problems visually and how we can manipulate numbers to make some calculations easier. We have looked at using bar models to show our Part / Part / Whole representations and explored how these can be used to help us solve number problems and equations.

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A bar model representing different quantities of different possible items  / objects. Here is a bar model which shows the parts, but the whole is unknown until it is calculated. A completed example of a problem represented using a bar model.


In English this week, we have continued reading our new Pathways text 'The Lost Happy Endings'. The children have written an alternative ending about the demise of the Witch. The children were challenged to keep to a true ‘Fairy Tale’ format and ensure that the ‘wicked/bad character met a gruesome end! The children used expanded noun phrases, similes, personification and dialogue to enrich their work.
During the rest of the week, the children have continued to work on their Ancient Greek mini projects. In music they took part in drumming, practising all of the patterns ready for a performance. In IT they have learnt about working as a group on one task whilst not sitting together over a network of computing systems and in Science, they completed an assessment about reversible and irreversible changes. They continued to enjoy their cricket coach, practicing their catching and fielding skills and playing fun skills games.

Just a reminder to parents, homework and spellings have been set.  These are 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.

 

Congratulations to our Star drummers: Harry and Elijah

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week: Harriet and Isabella. Well done!

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Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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