Hello and welcome to
Our class is named after the historic National Trust home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. We have already researched interesting facts about the house itself and we will be learning more about our namesake throughout this year!
We are a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 class; our teacher is Miss Hewitt and our teaching assistant is Mrs Jeffries.
Each half term, we will be exploring a new and exciting topic – this half term we will be looking at The Black Death which hit the Derbyshire village of Eyam in the 1660s. We will be exploring the scientific reasoning behind the spread of diseases and discovering how we can prevent the spread of diseases through personal hygiene. If you would like to complete any research at home or draw a picture relating to our topic, we’d be delighted to see it!
Homework is an essential part of supporting independency in learning. Homework will be given as follows each week:
Friday - Friday: Spellings and a Spelling Activity
Tuesday - Friday: Maths Homework 1
Friday - Monday: Maths Homework 2
Times tables revision (1-12) should be on going outside of school to support maths learning in lessons.
Upper school children complete PE once a week on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Pickering. Children should have the appropriate kit to take part in this lesson - a white t-shirt, black/navy joggers or shorts and sensible trainers or plimsolls. Please note that children must have appropriate footwear (plimsolls or trainers) to change into or they will not be allowed to participate. Jewellery is not permitted at any time in school – a simple wristwatch can be worn but must be removed for PE sessions.All the children should have this kit in school daily as there may be opportunities throughout the year when we do P.E. on a different day.
Please direct any questions or queries you might have to me, in the first instance. I am available before or after school daily.
Thank you very much for your continued support – here’s to a fantastic and fun filled year!