Y5 Dahl Class

Hello and welcome to Year 5! We are a fun and enthusiastic class who are extremely diligent and keen on learning! We also strive to work as a team and make the right choices.

This year our teachers are Mrs Afzal and Mr Awan. Mrs Afzal will teach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mr Awan will teach us on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday afternoons, the we have specialist teachers in Music and Spanish. Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Cranstoun and Mr Mould.

The topic from our Creative Curriculum for this half term is Fantasy Worlds! In English we will read a variety of fantasy novels. We will be studying Roald Dahl’s BFG. The pupils will be learning the story whilst also developing their language and vocabulary skills. They will be writing their own version of the story and practising using adventurous vocabulary, adverbs and powerful descriptions by constructing effective sentences and using paragraphs.

In Maths, the we will start by learning place value, before moving onto addition, subtraction and multiplication and division. In Science, we will be learning about Properties and changes of materials. We will be expected to know their times tables up to 12 and will be monitored and tested weekly to ensure that we are confident.

Homework will be set on a Friday and will consist of the following tasks:

Reading: this should be for fifteen minutes per night with 5 minutes to write a reflective comment about the plot. An example of a reflective comment has been given to the children. If you have any concerns, then paired reading with your child and a scribed comment is acceptable.

Spelling – This year the pupils will be learning words as set by the National Curriculum. This will be augmented by learning topic related words. They will be given a list of words to learn each week which they will be tested on the following week. We would strongly recommend that they use the Look, Cover, Write, Check method to help them learn the words.

Maths – practise at an aspect of Maths that has been learnt that week.


English- practise at an aspect of writing or Grammar or something related to the topic.



Homework will be completed in dedicated Homework books. Homework will be distributed on a Friday and due to be handed in by the following Wednesday. There is an opportunity for all children to attend homework club on Mondays after school between 3.00 -4.00pm.


Please ensure your pupil has the correct PE kit in every day as although they have set PE days, these can be subject to change at short notice. Earrings will need to taken out (preferably not worn on weekly PE session). Long hair will need to be tied back.

Swimming lessons are every Friday in Autumn 1.

If you have any worries or concerns please come and see us at the end of the school day or make an appointment through the school office.

Mr Awan and Mrs Afzal