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Year 5 Dove

Croeso cynnes i dosbarth Colomen!

A warm welcome to Class Dove


Class Teacher: Mr C. Tedaldi


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Friday 13th October

This week written by Phoebe and Gabby!

Over the past few weeks, Dove has been learning about the human heart. Mr Tedaldi brought in real lamb hearts. They felt very slimy. One was dissected and the other one was not. It was very fun and sad when it came to an end. In addition to this, we have been learning about explanation texts, and we have been planning an explanation text of our own about the heart using connectives to link cause and effect. 


Our class has also been leaning about electric circuits that are parallel, that was really enjoyable. In Accelerated Reading, we have been reading fun books and we also did our tests and moved up many levels. Some of us who have been moving up are Beth, Gabby, Charlie and Jacob.


In maths, we have been practicing column addition and grid method, which was really good fun. Our class wrote a letter to a girl named Alice who lives in Australia. She is our age and now our new friend. The funniest bit of the week by far was Lloyd’s chair swinging problem; he could not stop swinging on his chair. So, he was challenged by Mr Tedaldi to not swing on his chair for a whole day. We do not know if he has completed the challenge yet but let us hope so. But, before lunch, he was complaining about not being able to swing on his chair so sir said he could have one swing before lunch and he nearly fell off. And that is why you should not swing on your chair!


This week was fun!


All homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed over the weekend. Homework will usually include numeracy, literacy and spelling activities which we would have covered in class over the previous week. Reading books should be returned whenever they have been read so that they can be changed frequently. It is encouraged that the children are listened to when reading, and comments made in reading records.



PE Kits

Kits must be worn to school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child is able to remove any jewellery (or cover it up), and come to school in their P.E kit and suitable footwear. 



The school target for attendance is 95%, however in Dove we aim to reach higher than this. Please make sure that you are in school everyday so that we can feel proud and be rewarded too.

Accelerated Reading

Year 5 and 6 are going to be taking part in the accelerated reading scheme, they will be giving 20 minute independent reading time every day. AR is a computer program that helps to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.

Accelerated reading parent information