Welcome back to school everybody.....

Year 5

The text we will be studying is The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes. This classic poem, tells the story of ill-fated love between a highwayman and Bess, the landlords daughter. We will be exploring the language used and using those techniques to deepen our own knowledge. We will be using inference, prediction, storyboarding, role play, story writing and discussion to enhance  our understanding of the text.


Multiplication and division and fractions– Multiplication and division are two of the most important elements of maths learning for Year 5 children. As skills, they have many practical uses - from paying for shopping to telling the time. And mastering those skills will enable your child to tackle a wide range of other maths topics, including fractions , percentages and algebra.


Learning from home:
In the event that you need to and are able to learn from home, please see below for details of Maths, English and Foundation subject lessons that you can work through. These will be incredibly similar to what we will be covering within school.
Wb 10.1.22:
Monday: 'What is a fraction?' White Rose video and worksheet.
Tuesday: Research Piet Mondrian and create your own inspired artwork on a 10x10cm square using fractions you can calculate. 
Wednesday: 'Area of rectangles' White Rose video and worksheet.
Thursday: 'Area of compound shapes' White Rose video and worksheet.
Friday: 'Area of irregular shapes' White Rose video and worksheet.
You will need the poem The Highwayman for these lessons which can be found here.
Lesson 1: Vocab lesson slides and activity.
Lesson 2: Imagery lesson
Lesson 3: Role on the wall slides using poem 
Lesson 4: Storyboarding the main events
Science: What is a life cycle? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zwn6mnb
RSE: Communication and letter to headteacher
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.

Please tick the home Learning sheet and share on portfolio at end of the week.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Laura Bailey

Panthers class teacher

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 am really looking forward to teaching in Year 5, it has such a fun and interesting curriculum. I am also looking forward to working again with my old Owls class, making up for the time we lost due to the first lockdown.

Miss Viki Killeen

Tigers Class Teacher

Hello! I'm so excited to make my return from maternity leave back to Dale Hall and in to Year 5. The curriculum in Year 5 is such an exciting one with many ideas, concepts and topics that will be brand new to so many of you and I can't wait to take this journey of discovery alongside you all.

Teaching Assistants

Our Teaching Assistants in Year 5 this year are Mrs Wilce and Mrs Brown.