Ms Kirsty Critchley
Leopards Class Teacher
I am thrilled to be able to work with the children this year as they work towards their moves to High school and can't wait to help them to enjoy every minute of their last year at Dale Hall. Working with children at this stage of their schooling is always such a privilege as they change and grow so much and make every day so different.
This year we have planned to use some incredible, thought-provoking texts that will open up lots of channels for discussion and give the chance for plenty of independent thought: things that I believe are of enormous value for our children. I am passionate about helping children to develop confidence and allowing them to find the best person that they can be and our work this year will aim to do these things.
Although I have been teaching for a VERY long time, every year I continue to learn so many new things from the children and I am looking forward to seeing what I learn this year.
Mr Jack Bolton
Lions Class Teacher - SEMH Lead
Hello everyone! I am extremely excited about teaching in Year 6 this year. We have put together a curriculum which I know is going to excite and inspire the children. We have selected an array of fantastic, thought provoking texts to base our learning around this year and I can't wait to get started.
My main aim this year is to ensure all children in Year 6 finish their time at Dale Hall well prepared for their next step. I will help guide the children to make sure they are taking responsibility for their learning and fulfilling their potential. Most importantly, I am determined to give Year 6 an unforgettable final year at Primary School!
Mrs J Dedicoat
I love teaching Year 6 Lions on a weds afternoon and any other time I can! I teach Art, Handwriting and Reading and we often develop this into all three.
Mr Ant Fryatt
Premier Sport teacher
The children will know Ant of Premier Sport well as he has been working at Dale Hall to support and implement the teaching of Sport for some time now.
He will be teaching PE to both classes on a Friday afternoon.
Mrs J Powell
This term, we will be reading The Other Side of Truth. The Other Side of Truth is a story of two children who travel to London from Nigeria as political refugees after the sudden and shocking death of their mother. The circumstances in which Sade and Femi find themselves, and how they attempt to take control of their lives, raises many issues about politics, racism and refugees in the context of a fast-moving story. This is a stunning story of terror, loss, love and humanity. Although written in 2000, we believe this story is both relevant and poignant and will be incredibly thought-provoking for the children, enabling emotive discussions and writing. It's a topic we are very excited to teach!
This week, we are going to look at Africa, specifically Nigeria.
Could you conduct any research on Nigeria? Could you convert that research into a PowerPoint to bring into school next week to show the class?
There are three different challenge levels for each reading activity (the star rating at the bottom of the page). Choose the one best suited to your reading and comprehension ability.