Denby Dale First & Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5

Dear Year 5 parents and children,
I am really looking forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 8th September. I have been working on the classroom and it's looking great. There are a few changes, mainly we'll all be sitting in pairs facing the front. I have tried my best to sit you with at least one of your friends and we will look at the seating arrangements more closely once everybody is back in school. 
All equipment, such as pencils, rulers and sharpeners will be provided, so at the moment, please do not bring a pencil case to school. You will need to bring your coat and P.E. kit, as we will be spending some time learning outside. 
Year 5 children can be dropped off at the bottom gate in the morning and can make their own way to class, following the one-way system. Year 5 children can also be collected from the top gate at the end of the day. 
The school day for year 5 will begin at 8:45am and will finish at 3:00pm. Please arrive to school and collect your children promptly to avoid congestion around school. 
Can I please take this opportunity to remind parents and children that Denby Dale FNS is a NUT FREE school. Please do not send your child to school with items containing nuts, including some cereal bars, and Nutella spread. We also have some very severe allergies in school to sesame seeds, so I ask you to please try to avoid including these in packed lunches. Thank you for your understanding. As you can appreciate, our number one priority is keeping every child safe in school. 
More information about our return to school and our current risk assessment can be found on the school website, under latest news and 'Results from parent Questionnaire'. 
Please do let me know if you have any questions about the return to school.

Our Exciting Curriculum! 

We have lots of exciting things planned for our first half term. These include:

  • an Elon Musk inspired D&T project, designing our own rockets
  • lots of experiments about forces, including making a parachute for an egg!
  • a unit of work about life in the Elizabethan period
  • tennis and athletics in P.E.
  • learning about Shakespeare and the story of Macbeth.

TT Rockstars - we are encouraged to complete our challenges at least once a week, to help improve the speed and accuracy of our times tables.

Year 5 Letters

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Year 5

Please watch this space for news and event information.