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Darley Dale

Welcome to Darley Dale Class!


Please take a look at our class page to find out about all the exciting things we are doing in Darley Dale Class.


Miss Donnelly🌼.

Useful information


Our swimming day is Wednesday- please can pupils come to school in their uniform, and bring their towel, costume/trunks and swimming hat🏊‍♀️. Please remember to take earrings out too!


Our spelling test day is Tuesday, everyone should have their spellings in their yellow spelling books. There are activities in the back of the spelling books to help you to practice your words every week.


It is also our library trolley day on Thursday, so please remember to bring in your library books to change 📚. 

Our learning this term


In our science this term, we are learning about forces.


We will learn:


  • How objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity.

  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


In Geography we will learn about South America and the rainforest. We will learn:


  • about the different countries and cities in South America
  • the location of rainforests, The Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
  • compare England and Brazil
  • explain how the Amazon rainforest is used by those who live near it
  • explore the impact humans have had on the rainforest


In Maths we will be learning about:


  • Multiplication and Division

  • Fractions – converting, addition and subtraction

  • Decimals – rounding, ordering, decimals as fractions

  • Percentages- fractions, percentages of an amount

  • Algebra – forming equations

  • Measurement- converting units

  • Perimeter, Area and volume   

  • Ratio


In English we will be reading and writing about:



  • setting descriptions of the rainforest
  • a balanced argument about deforestation
  • explanation texts



Our class novel this term is The boy who hit play by Chloe Daykin.





For more information about what we are learning, please click on the curriculum link below.

Knowledge Organisers

Class newsletters

Please find below our Darley Dale newsletters! 

Easter Bonnets


As Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been our class novel for this term, we have taken the opportunity to learn about Quidditch. Darley Dale thoroughly enjoyed learning the rules of Quidditch and then being able to have a go! We then watched part of a match and recorded our voices doing the commentary, which we absolutely loved doing. Everyone really got into the role!

World Book Day 2022

Henry Moore

We have been studying the work of artist Henry Moore. We have used a range of mediums to recreate pieces of his work.

WW2 Topic Work

In Darley Dale class we have been writing letters on behalf of a WW2 evacuee. We really got into our writing, and used what we had written to compose a scene in groups. We showed the evacuee with the balloting officer meeting their new families for the first time. It was fantastic to see the children using such emotion and expression in their acting, and I was so impressed with how the audience responded to the acting too!



Visit to Newbold Observatory

We had so much fun at the Observatory on Monday. It was amazing to get to look out of a real telescope! We also found out some very interesting facts about Space. The team at Chesterfield Observatory were extremely impressed with the children and their extensive space knowledge

Enterprise Week

We had so much fun designing our product for the Christmas Fayre. We looked at what we wanted to make, we priced up, and drew out what our stall was going to look like. It was so interesting for us to discuss our budget, price up our products and look at our profit we wanted to make. They all sold out within 5 minutes!! Success😁

Remembrance Day

Halloween Dress-up Day!🎃


We had so much fun dressing up for Halloween. Look at our spectacularly spooky snaps below!

Darley Dale Members of Parliament

Our Super Start Day!


We had an amazing day kick-starting our new topic. We tried Greek food, built Greek columns and took part in our own Olympics. It was so much fun to dress up in traditional Greek clothing, and we all really looked the part (as you can see from our photos!).