Dahl (Year 5 & 6)

Welcome to Dahl Class
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Walker
Ably assisted by the wonderful Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lewis & Mrs Rogers
 
Class email: juniper@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk
 
Homework
 
Please see the email from Miss McInnes which details the homework expected for your child and return homework for each week on the following Thursday.
 
Reading at Home
 
Your child needs to read at home every day. They will need to record their own reading each time. Please sign each read in their Reading Journal and on their special reading bookmark so that they can be in with the chance of this term's reward - extra playtime and a slice of delicious cake. 
 
Reading window for this term:
Wednesday 8th September - Friday 15th October
 

Year 5 & 6 

 

Our usual morning routine:

 

In Dahl Class, we start the day by preparing our learning resources, completing any responses to marking or reading independently. 

 

8:50 - 9:50 Writing

 

We follow the Jane Considine 'The Write Stuff' planning units. This term, we are writing a story based on the book Zoo by Pam Anthony Browne. 

 

9:50 - 10:20 Reading

 

Bug Club activities. These include expanding our vocabulary range in preparation for reading the variety of texts, discussing what we have read, answering retrieval (‘right there’) questions, followed by inference (thinking about what we have read) questions. These involve being clue detectives to read between the lines for a deeper understanding of what the author is trying to tell us. It is really important that we can give evidence from the text to support our ideas.

 

10:35 - 11:00 Spelling / Grammar

 

11:00 - 12:00 Maths

 

This term, we are developing our understanding of place value and calculations.  

 

Have a look on here for some fun activities to do at home:

 

https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Click on Primary Pupils, then click on Topics (top right of screen). This will then take you to a list of topics to select from. When you click on a topic, there is a number of activities to choose from, including the suggested age range the activity is aimed at. Have fun!

 

Handwriting

 

All letters must be of the correct size and positioned accurately. Joins must be clear. Remember, people who don’t know your handwriting style, must be able to read it easily.

 

Afternoons

 

Afternoons in Dahl class is when all of our topic work takes place.

 

For example, this term we will been learning about the Benin Kingdom in History, about forces in Science and making a drawstring bag in DT

 

See our full topic map below.

 

Mrs Walker reads Stick Dog
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Mrs Walker reads:
 
The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie
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