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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 Thursday- 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 Friday, everyone can access their spellings on Seesaw, and can practice on spelling shed. 


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

Our learning this term:



We will be using ‘The National Trust’s Guide book to Sutton Hoo’ as our inspiration, together with our class novel ‘The Buried Crown’ by Ally Sherrick.

We will be immersing ourselves in the history of Sutton Hoo, finding out all about he Saxon burial discovered there in 1939.  We will be discovering information about the famous treasure unearthed and using this to write a fascinating report.

Using all our historical research, we will then tur to fictional writing and, imagining the king that is believed to be buried here, build a vivid description of this mysterious leader.



Anglo Saxon England (History)

•To know who lived in Britain after the Romans and where they came from

•To know how Anglo-Saxons influenced the language we use today

•To know what everyday life was like in Anglo Saxon villages


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.


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



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