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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 DonnellyšŸŒ¼.


Useful information

MondayPlease bring your reading books (Library trolley and Book Band Book) into school every day.
WednesdayAfter school (If applicable to you): Y5/6 Fitness club and Y5/6 Netball club

PE today:  Please wear your PE kit to school.  We take our PE outside whenever possible, so please make sure your kit is appropriate for the weather conditions.


Our swimming day will be Thursday but we will not start this until January 2023.


Library trolley today, remember to bring in your library books to change each week.

Spelling test today. 

New spelling lists go live every Friday.

Our learning this term:



In Y5&6 this term we are learning all about Viking England.  We will be linking our learning to previous history topics, not only to build our understanding of where this time period slots into our rich history, but of the lasting influences the people from this time have on our lives today.
Through English we will be using a book by Kevin Crossley-Holland called ‘Norse Myths:  Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki’  and immersing ourselves the world of Viking Gods and Goddesses.  We will tie this in with our wider understanding of the Vikings to write our own version of a Viking Myth.

We will then focus more closely on the Viking 'Tree of Life' and create a travel guide to the wonderful places this encompasses.



Viking England (History)

We will be learning about:

  • Who the Vikings were.
  • Why they came to Britain.
  • What influences they have on us today.


Electricity (Science)

•To know the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit are associated with the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer

•To know the function of components vary due to reasons including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

•To know what symbols are used when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


Light & Dark (Science)

We will be learning to:

  • Recognise that light travels in straight line
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain that because light travels in a straight line, shadows have the same shapes as the objects that cast them


Maths Y5: 

Place Value

•Roman numerals to 1,000

•Read, write, partition and compare numbers to 1,000,000

•Round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000 within 100,00 and 1,000,000


Four operations + - x ÷

•Mental strategies

•Add and subtract whole numbers with more than four digits

•Multiples, factors, prime numbers, square numbers, and cube numbers.

•Multiply and divide by 10, 100, and 1,000


Maths Y6:

Place Value

•Read, write, partition and compare numbers to 10,000,000

•Compare, round and order any integers


Four operations + - x ÷

•Short division

•Introduction to long division

•Multi-step problem solving

•Mental calculations and estimation

Sutton Hoo writing

French workšŸ„



Darley Dale class have really enjoyed learning a new instrument, we learnt to play 'Twinkle twinkle little star' and it sounded fantastic!