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Class 2 - Mrs Dunkerley

Dates for the Diary 

 w.c 11th June Skate boarding commences x 4 weeks.

29th June Summer fair 15.00-17.00 hrs.

24th July Break up for the Summer term.


 Can I ask that any parents who weren't able to see me during parents evening make an appointment please? Thank you!


We are trialling a new system for homework. It will still be given out on a Friday (Literacy) or set online (Maths) but children will now be given the opportunity to complete this on a Tuesday lunchtime in Mr Kaye's classroom. It will be marked as part of the Literacy lesson on Friday morning by the children so they can correct their mistakes. We are hoping that this new system will enable children to maximise home learning as much as possible! Thank you!


In Literacy this week the children have been learning about features of a letter and have written me some really interesting letters about what they did in the holidays. They have also begun to look at poetry by Will Merrtens and Langston Hughes. 

In Maths we have been working on long multiplication or measuring angles.

Important documents:

Class 2 timetable

Calculation Policy

Year 5 stat/docs/t2-e-2599-statutory-spellings-year-5-and-6-word-mat-_ver_2.pdfutory spellings

Grammar glossary


Don't Forget:

Homework is handed out every Friday, to be brought back in the following Friday unless stated otherwise.
To read at least 3 times a week.
PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Swimming is on a Thursday.

Planners need to be signed weekly. Reading should be recorded in reading records and signed by parents.

Homework: Spellings

The homework spellings will be tested on Friday 29th June 2018. 

This week you are learning the spelling's of  'ence' words and statutory spellings, these are:

  • average
  • interrupt
  • language
  • suggest
  • correspond
  • definite
  • absence
  • magnificence
  • silence
  • dependence


Our Class Book

Our current class book is: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning.

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Once we have finished this one, let's see what exciting new book we will read! 

Homework: Maths 

This week  the Maths homework will be set on My Maths.


Homework help

Have a look at these videos to see the methods we use for calculations. 



Multiplication ( x 1-digit number) / (x 2-digit number)

Division (bus stop/short division) (long division)


Whole School 'Words of the Week'

Each week we have three words of the week which we need to learn how to spell and to use them correctly in a sentence. This week the words are:

- hindrance

- identity






Lenny- for a fantastic contribution to the open event. Lenny had lovely manners and lovely behaviour! Well done 


 Otto- for fantastic working in Maths! Well done!

           Megan and Danny

       Follow our     

     journey here!

 Evie and Howie

attend meetings with the other school council members from across school to share ideas of their own their class' views and opinions.

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Care Award

This award is given to a child that has shown caring towards others, a good attitude, responsibility, respect and empathy towards others.

27th March 2018

This week in Literacy we have been looking at similes to help us look at the language of The Highwayman. To help us understand what similes are we wrote some about Roman soldiers and had lots of fun in the process!

In Maths we are learning about decimal places to 3 d.p and solving problems related to these.

We have also been completing the end of term assessments and have been practising lots for the production 'Jack and the Beanstalk'!

Spelling test will be Thursday 29th March 2018 and is homophones (week 4)








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16th March 2018

This week we have been reading the poem  'The Highwayman' in Literacy, looking specifically at the language of the poem.

In Maths we have been learning about decimal places to 3 d.p and partitioning out the number so it helps us to compare them.

As it's National Science Week we have also been 'Building Bridges' using Lego to investigate forces. The children had lots of fun as you can see!

Spellings for this week are tricky words and will be tested on the  23rd March 2018:













As part of our materials topic, we are learning about materials and their properties. This includes: solids, liquids and gases and challenging the children with their perceptions of solids. To challenge their understanding of solids, we made slime so the children could work out that a solid has a fixed volume but can be squashed and squeezed. 


Year 5 Open Event - Ancient Greece

Thank you to all parents, carers and grandparents who attended the Year 5 open event which showcased their work on the Greeks.  There was food, models that the children had made, the mini Olympics, a quiz and lots of other exciting things to look at and take part in.All the children thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm sure the adults did too!   




PC Whitehouse talk on Anti-Bullying

The Year 5/6 children had a talk by PC Whitehouseto promote Anti-Bullying. This is to raise awareness of anti-bullying with the children. 

P.E - Gymnastics

Greek Plates

The class (a couple of months) ago designed their own Greek Plates, during art, based on their topic 'Ancient Greece'. The outcomes were brilliant and they all worked extremely hard. 



Food Tasting

The children have been tasting food from Greece, based on their topic 'Ancient Greece'. They thoroughly enjoyed tasting the food and thought that they tasted really nice. 




A big ‘HELLO’ from me, Mrs Dunkerley. I’m really excited to be working together with the support of Mrs Berry.

All the children have settled into their classes very well and are enthusiastic and raring to go, which is great to see. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me.