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Year 5

The text we will be studying is ‘Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets’ by Marcia Williams. This is a non-fiction text that charts the reign of all the Tudor monarchs and also includes famous Tudors such as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Raleigh. Children will use this knowledge as a springboard to create persuasive letters, poetry and newspaper articles as well as focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar daily.
 We will continue to look at special types of numbers in multiplication and division (factors, common factors, multiples, common multiples, prime, cube and square numbers). Confidence with multiplication facts (by playing TTR regularly) is important for this.
We will then look at fractions, revisiting the basic concepts of fractions before moving on to looking at proper and improper fractions, mixed numbers, converting to equivalent fractions and then applying all of this as we begin to add and subtract fractions. 
Learning from home:
In the event that children need to and are able to learn from home, please see below for details of maths, English and Foundation subject lessons that they can work through. For English and maths these will be activities to reinforce previous learning. Please also spend extra time playing on Spelling Shed and TTRockstars.
Home Learning Expectations
We try to keep this to a minimum at Dale Hall, believing time spent with family and joining in with other activities is equally important.
However, it is essential that children do engage with what is set, especially given the extended period of learning these pupils missed over the past two years.
TTRockstars - Daily for just 5 minutes playing time (little and often is the key to mastery).  To help you monitor your child's playing time a target of 25 minutes for the week has been set which will decrease as they play.
Reading - We encourage pupils to read a wide range of texts for pleasure at home, whatever these may be. The home learning expectation is that 30 minutes of reading is completed 3 times a week (or similar amount over several days) - this, of course, doesn't mean that lots more shouldn't be done. Even if your child is a confident reader please continue to discuss their reading with them.
Spelling - Spelling Shed activities. 10 minutes, 3 times a week.

Thank you for your support.
Miss Laura Bailey

Panthers class teacher / History lead

I'm delighted to be working in year 5 as the Panther's class teacher. We are lucky enough to be starting our year 5 journey with the Tudors - Which I love! I aim to encourage the class to be as enthusiastic as I am about the subject by using interactive learning techniques and allowing them to guide their own learning. I can't wait to see where they take us!
Throughout year 5, my aim is to nurture independence, a love of learning and fun!

Mr Jonathan Parker

Key Stage 2 and Maths Lead, Tigers Class Teacher

As most of you know I have been teaching at Dale Hall for over 20 years now - I can't imagine teaching anywhere else, it is such a wonderful school and our pupils are clearly the best around! I really enjoy teaching in Year 5, it has such a fun and interesting curriculum. I am also looking forward to working again with many of the children I had got to know a little back in Year 3 and to see the progress they have made.

Mrs Emily Severy

Year 5 Teacher

Hello everyone, I am Mrs Severy and I teach in Tigers class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I am thrilled to be teaching in Year 5. I am passionate about nurturing creative thinking and fostering a love of learning. I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Teaching Assistants

Our Teaching Assistants in Year 5 this year are Mrs Ward, Mrs Dyes and Mrs Wilson