Y5 Dahl Class

Y5 Dahl

Welcome to Year 5, Dahl Class

This year our teacher is Miss Woolveridge and our teaching assistant Mrs Bartholomeusz. We look forward to working with you over the year.

To start this year off we will be carrying out a class author study. We will be looking at the use of powerful verbs, adjectives and adverbs in our writing and building effective sentences and appropriate paragraphing. Our first domains in Maths this half term will cover place value, calculation and fractions. In Science we will be studying forces and carrying out a river case study in Geography. Throughout the Autumn and Spring terms we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

Homework

Spelling – this term there will be an increase in the number of spelling words given weekly. This will vary between project glossaries and word patterns. We would strongly recommend they use the look, say, cover, write, check method and preferably tackle 5 words per night. Vocabulary lists will be given out on Friday and a test will follow a week later on the following Friday.

Reading – this should be a minimum of 15 minutes a night and 5 minutes on a reflection about a character or the plot. If you have any concerns, then paired reading and scribing for your child is acceptable to keep within the 15 minutes.

Please ensure children have PE kit every day and that it is clearly labelled to help children identify their belongings. Advice on earrings is that all jewellery should be removed for safety for all PE activities.

Swimming lessons at de Stafford pool will start on Tuesday 18th October (the week before half term) between 10:15-11:30am. They will run for five weeks.

If you have any worries or concerns please come in and speak to me at the end of the day.

Miss Woolveridge and Mrs Bartholomeusz