Welcome back to school everybody.....

Year 5

Ride the Wind by Nicola Davies is the story of a young boy, his father, how each is trapped in his own grief and how they connect through a beautiful bird. We will be using this text as a stimulus for creative writing and poetry, whilst enhancing knowledge of grammar and spelling. 
The children will be continuing their exploration of decimals. A decimal is a way of writing a number that is not whole. Decimal numbers are 'in between' numbers. For example, 10.4 is in between the numbers 10 and 11. It is more than 10, but less than 11.  We will work with numbers to 3 decimal places (tenths, hundredths & thousandths).
We will then be exploring properties of shape. This will include 3D shapes, angles and learning how to use a protractor. 


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.
Maths - Multiplication and Division workbook. This contains about 40 activities which children can choose from (just print the pages they are attempting or record separately). We could suggest two per day. If they need reminding about something there are videos of the lessons here below
English - a selection of stand alone lessons that revisit and revise individual skills that we have been tackling over the course of this year. These include apostrophes, modal verbs, semi-colons and colons and speech. We have also shared some reading comprehensions to continue to practice these skills whilst the children are unable to receive their PoR texts.
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 / 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 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.