Dahl (Year 5 & Year 6)

Welcome to Dahl Class 

 

 Dahl Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Walker

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hornsey

 

Class email: dahl@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk

 

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Homework

Homework will be given to the children every Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.

 

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 - hot chocolate, a biscuit and a movie. 

 

Term 2

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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. 

 8:45 - 9:00 Worship

 9.00 - 10.00 Writing

We follow the Jane Considine 'The Write Stuff' planning units. This term, we are writing a story based on the book The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman and an explanation. 

10:00 - 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 the four operations of number.  

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 2 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 fieldwork in Geography, Earth and Space in Science and developing our drawing skills in Art. See our Parent Planner for more information.