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Year 5 - Falcon

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Welcome Falcons

Can I just say how excited I am to be teaching you this year. You have already shown me what a brilliant bunch of children you are during our transition morning and I cannot wait to see this again in our Autumn Term and beyond!

Mr Dalton 


This is your Falcon Class page where you can find lots of important information about the year ahead including: spellings, topic breakdowns, revision information and most importantly, your weekly homework tasks. 

General Information


Class Teacher - Mr Dalton

Email -

Other Adults - Miss Houghton, Miss Palmer

P.E - Monday (Outdoor) and Thursday (Mr Ashdown-Outdoor Ed) On P.E days children must come to school in their kit. 

Please ensure correct Balliol P.E kit is worn (this can be purchased from the office). Any additional kit worn (such as a warm outer layer for the colder months) must be plain and black or dark-blue in colour. 

Children MUST have appropriate trainers for outdoor lessons.


Weekly Homework Information

Homework will be set each week on a Friday and will most often be in for the following Friday. As well as homework that is set there will be standing homework tasks to be completed each week without me specifically 'setting' them. 


Standing Homework Tasks

This is homework that will not be specifically set but there is an expectation that children complete it each week.


- Spelling. Practice daily. Children will receive personalised spelling to practise in school, they will also bring a copy home in a small spelling book to practise at home. Their spellings will also be posted on here with homework each week. Children may also wish to use SpellingFrame to practise any spelling patterns they find difficult. 


- Reading. 15+ minutes daily. Your child will have a school book they can read at home; when finished this book can be returned and swapped. Please question your child about what they have read. A copy of our comprehension scheme with example questions is posted below.


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


Resources for these can be found below.


Set Homework Tasks

This is homework that will be set on Friday each week.


-Homework Books, Set every week (Maths one week, English/Comprehesion the next) on a Friday. In for the following Friday. These books are extremely precious and it is important they are kept safe and neat. The tasks set in them will link with the weeks work.


- MyMaths, Set every other week on a Friday. In for the following Friday. These tasks are important as they link with and consolidate the weeks maths lessons. MyMaths logins are found in the back of children's homework diaries. 


- Topic Tasks, Set as appropriate.


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



Homework Set - 21st January 2022 Due In - 28th January 2022

Maths Homework Book Pages: 24 and 25 (Multiplication and Division)

MyMaths - Short and Long Multiplication 


Homework Set - 14th January 2022 Due In - 21th January 2022

English Homework Book Pages: 21 and 22 (Conjunctions)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages:

Book 1 - 30-31 (Wolves of Waverly Place)

Book 2 - 24-25 (Hounds of Baskerville)

Homework Set - 7th January 2022 Due In - 14th January 2022

Maths Homework Book Pages: 23 and 24 (Multiplication)


Christmas Break Homework

Topic Task (Optional) - Create an Egyptian Death Mask in preparation for our new Pharaohs topic! 

Christmas Reading Challenge - We would love to see photos of you completing the reading challenge. Best photos in KS2 will earn a token for the book vending machine.


Christmas Break Homework Set - 17th December 2021 Due In - 14th January 2022

Homework Set - 13th December 2021 Due In - 17th December 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 62 and 63 (Punctuating Speech)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages:

Book 1 - 8-9 (Tales of King Arthur)

Book 2 - 10-11 (Goodnight Mr Tom)

Homework Set - 3rd December 2021 Due In - 10th December 2021

Maths Homework Book Pages: 14, 15, 48, 49 (Mental Calculations, Rounding and Perimeter)

MyMaths - Perimeter

Homework Set - 26th November 2021 Due In - 3rd December 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 6, 7, 40, 41 (Modal Verbs and Commas in a List)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages:

Book 1 - 4 and 5 (An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth) 

Book 2 - 4 and 5 (The Unluckiest Boy in the World)


Homework Set - 19th November 2021 Due In - 26th November 2021

Maths Homework Book Pages: 16, 17, 21, 22 (Square and Cube Numbers + Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100, 1000)

MyMaths - Square and Cube Numbers 

Homework Set - 12th November 2021 Due In - 19th November 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 16 and 17 (Basic Relative Clauses)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages:

Book 1 - 14 and 15 (Pompeii - Non-Chronological Report) 

Book 2 - 20 and 21 (Robot on the Ice - Non-Chronological Report)

Homework Set - 5th November 2021 Due In - 12th November 2021

Maths Homework Book Pages: 18, 19 (Factors, Multiples and Primes)

MyMaths - Multiples and Factors

Monday 8th to Wedneday 10th TTRockStars - England Rocks 2021

We are taking part in a huge competition against schools from all over England.  All you need to do is play on TTRockStars and get as many questions right as you can!

  • The competition runs from 7.30am on Monday 8th November, to 7.30pm on Thursday 11th November.
  • To take part, login into TTRockStars as normal.
  • Every correct answer will earn your class a point.
  • You can play in any game mode.
  • There is a 1-hour time limit per person, per day.  This means that your points will only count for the first hour that you play.  (You do not have to play for 1-hour all in one go, you can split it up into smaller bits.)
  • Winning classes in the school and in the country will get a prize!

Half-Term Homework

Spelling Challenge - Practise the spellings from your personalised list. Most improved after half-term will be in line for a prize!

Topic Task (Optional) - Kick off our Stargazers topic by creating an out of this world solar system model. 

Homework Set - 15th October 2021 Due In - 22nd October 2021

Maths Homework Book Pages: 12, 13, 14, 15 (Addition, Subtraction, Rounding and Checking)

MyMaths - Line Graphs

Homework Set - 8th October 2021 Due In - 15th October 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 52, 53, 54, 55 (Brackets and Dashes for Extra Information)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages: No Pages This Week

Homework Set - 1st October 2021 Due In - 8th October 2021

French Country Poster - Madame Kaler, our French teacher, has asked the children to create a poster with information on a Francophone country (country that speaks French). 

There will be a prize for those children who produce the best poster and they will be displayed on a new French board in school. 

A link to Madam Kaler's website can be found below. 

Homework Set - 24th September 2021 Due In - 1st October 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 24 and 25 (Prepositions)

Comprehension Homework Book Pages: 6-7 (BK 1 Why Recycle?) (BK2 Baby Birds)

Homework Set - 17th September 2021 Due In - 20th September 2021

Maths Homework Book Pages: 7, 8 and 10 (Place Value, Ordering, Rounding) 

MyMaths - Place Value

Homework Set - 10th September 2021 Due In - 17th September 2021

English Homework Book Pages: 4, 5 and 8 (Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives) 

Comprehension Homework Book Pages: 2-3 (The Word Party)



Key Words 1

Key Words 2

Year 3 and 4 Spelling Words

Year 5 and 6 Spelling Words

Spelling Practice Activities

Spelling Practice - Spelling Frame

This does not replace the children's weekly spelling words but is an extra tool that they can use to revise any spellings in a fun way.



Comprehension Scheme - Reading VIPERS



Timestables Practice - TTRockstars
Timestables Practice - Tests

Maths Practice - 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. 




If you would like to find out more about what we have been doing in French with Madame Kaler, watch useful videos or find more information about challenges that she has set you, you can find all this here:


The current topic is: Parts of the body.


French Challenge: This term's challenge is to bake your own 'Galette', a cake normally consumed at New Years. 



Sow, Grow and Farm

Sow Grow Farm Knowledge Organiser


Stargazers Knowledge Organiser


Pharaohs Knowledge Organiser