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Year 5 - Falcon

Welcome To Falcon Class

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A Message From Mr Dalton


Welcome to our new class page. I will post copies of the children's homework tasks here every week as well as updates on any other school activities such as trips or curriculum days. You can also find useful websites related to each of our topics that may help with take home tasks.


I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you what a fantastic time I am having had teaching your children.They have been such fantastic Falcons and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year brings!

I could not ask for a better first class.


If you ever have any questions do not hesitate to come and see me before or after school. If you cannot make it in, a note in your child's homework diary will work just as well. 


General Information


Class Teacher - Mr Dalton

PPA Cover Teacher - Mrs Dawkins (Monday - All Day)

Other Adults - Mrs Loi, Miss Kaya

P.E - Tuesday Afternoon (Indoor), Friday Afternoon (Outdoor). Please ensure correct Balliol P.E kit is worn along with hoodies and tracksuit bottoms for the cold winter months. Children will also need appropriate footwear for both the indoor and outdoor sessions.


Weekly Homework Information


- Reading. 15+ minutes daily. Please question your child about what they have read. A copy of our comprehension scheme with example questions is posted below.

- Spelling. Practice daily. Children receive 10 words a week. Test every Friday. Each child should have a 'Spelling Menu' sheet with a variety of activities to use when practising.

- Timestables. Practice as often as possible. TTRockstars is a great way to do this.


- MyMaths, Set weekly every Friday. In for the following Friday. These tasks are important as they link with and consolidate the weeks maths lessons.

- Topic Task, Set weekly every Friday. In for the following Friday (unless it is a larger task and requires two weeks to complete). Each homework sheet will be posted on this page every week. 


- Examples of other optional home learning tasks may be found on our termly topic news letters.

Year 5 and 6 Spelling Words

Comprehension Scheme - Reading VIPERS

Timestables Practise - TTRockstars

Maths Practise - Written Methods

A breakdown of the written methods for: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, that we teach at Balliol can be found in the front of the children's homework planners and there are video links below to show the steps to each method. 

Most of the video links are American, with slightly different vocabulary than the children are used to, but they present each method well. 

Pobble Publishing


The school have recently begun using Pobble, a service that allows us to publish the children's writing work online to a safe and secure platform. This is a way for parents to see there child's work and even leave comments if they wish. 


I will choose two Pobble authors every week and they will not only have their work published to Pobble but they will also receive rewards in school such as a special lanyard so that the whole school knows they are a published author.


To give permission for your child's work to be published please check your email for a message from Pobble and follow the instructions.


HOMEWORK - SET Friday 7th June 2019 - DUE IN Friday 14th June 2019

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 17th May 2019 - DUE IN Friday 24th May 2019

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 26th April 2019 - DUE IN Friday 3rd May 2019

As part of homework this week we also ask that any spare junk at home such as cardboard boxes or cereal packets be brought in to help us in making Viking longship models.We will be doing this as part of our topic work in school. The more materials we have, the better the models will be. 


Thank You

Mr Dalton

EASTER BREAK HOMEWORK - SET Friday 5th March 2019 - DUE IN Friday 26th April 2019

There are no spellings to practice or MyMaths to do over the Easter Break. You have three weeks to complete your Viking shield so we are expecting some high quality homework! Take your time to make it the best it can be, that way it will look brilliant on our classroom wall and as part of your Viking costume! 


Make sure you keep up with your reading and times tables practice!


Have a brilliant break!


Mr Dalton

HOMEWORK - PRACTICE FOR CLASS ASSEMBLY - Continue (Apart from Spellings and MyMaths - DUE IN Friday 5th April 2019)

HOMEWORK - PRACTICE FOR CLASS ASSEMBLY - SET Friday 22nd March 2019 - DUE IN Thursday 4th April 2019 (Apart from Spellings and MyMaths - DUE IN Friday 29th March 2019)

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 15th March 2019 - DUE IN Friday 22nd March 2019

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 8th March 2019 - DUE IN Friday 15th March 2019

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 1st March 2019 - DUE IN Friday 8th March 2019

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 22nd February 2019 - DUE IN Friday 1st March 2019

HALF TERM HOMEWORK - SET Friday 8th February 2019 - DUE IN Friday 22nd February 2019

               No MyMaths or spelling over half term. You have two weeks to complete your death mask. Have a fun and safe half term! 

               Mr Dalton

HOMEWORK - SET Friday 1st February 2019 - DUE IN Friday 8th February 2019


Autumn 1 Topic - Allotment


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Autumn 2 Topic - Stargazers


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Spring 1 Topic – Pharaohs


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Spring 2 Topic – Alchemy Island


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