Dahl (Year 5 & 6)

Happy New Year
 
&
 
Welcome to 2022 in Dahl Class!
 
Please find below the topic map for the Spring Term - Term 3
Dahl Class Week 2, Term 3
 
Dahl Class Week 1, Term 3
 
We have warmed up our brains with some arithmetic questions and set ourselves some in school and out of school goals.
Welcome to Dahl Class
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Walker
Ably assisted by the wonderful Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lewis & Mrs Rogers
 
Class email: dahl@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. 
 
 
 

Year 5 & 6 

 

Term 2 mornings in Dahl Class:

 

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 a Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and an explanation. 

 

9:50 - 10:20 Reading

 

Guided Reading. This term, we will be reading a variety of texts. In these sessions, we discuss the text in detail to expand our vocabulary, answer 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 fractions.  

 

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.

 

Term 3 afternoons in Dahl Class:

 

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

 

For example, this term we will been learning about medieval monarchs in History, about evolution and inheritance in Science and developing our understanding of moving mechanisms in DT

 

See our full topic map at the top of the page.

 

Dahl Class Week 7, Term 2
 
We enjoyed our Christmas dinner and fun on the playground!
HOMEWORK 12.12.21
 
This week, Dahl children all have an A4 piece of paper with their own choice of picture to write about. The usual writing expectations apply, e.g. write a line miss a line, 3 paragraphs, etc. Writing should fill the front and back of the paper. Please return to school on Thursday 16th December. 
 
There is NO COMPREHENSION this week.
 
Dahl Class Week 6, Term 2
 
Finally, the day arrived and we went on our trip to The British Museum in London. 
 
We were able to consolidate all of our History learning from Term 1 about the Benin Kingdom. It was so exciting to see all of the artefacts in real life that we had been learning about in the classroom. It was an amazing day.
 
We also had time for a little tour around London to see the Christmas lights. It was so exciting to drive past Harrods and The Ritz!
 
We were so lucky to have the best coach driver - Bill! Thank you so much, Bill for helping to make our trip so memorable.
 
We have also enjoyed our Art lessons this week. We have been developing our skills to show depth in our drawings.
 
Dahl Class Week 5, Term 2
Dahl Class Week 4, Term 2
 
We have been building rafts to emulate the characters in our current writing unit which is an adventure story based on The Explorer by Katherine Rundell 
Dahl Class Week 3, Term 2
Mrs Walker reads Stick Dog
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Mrs Walker reads:
 
The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie
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