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Friday 16th October


Year 5 have been continuing their English learning based around 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' this week. The particular focus this week has been learning about Refugees. The class have been writing letters to the Home Office based on some of the issues they have been reading about. I have been so impressed with the mature attitude that they have shown. 


In Maths we continue to focus on Addition and Subtraction problems, with a particular focus on non-routine problems. The class are beginning to become more resilient to these types of challenges. 


Have a good Weekend. 


Mr Cook

Friday, 2nd October. 


What a wonderful, wet and windy day we had in the forest today! I have to say, despite the atrocious weather, the children's behaviour and attitude was fantastic. There was very little grumbling (apart from by the adults) and they were all really engaged throughout the day. 


Last week in Maths we continued with our focus on place value and began to look at numbers up to 1,000,000. Although we all agreed that the number looked scary, we soon realised that the processes were exactly the same and started to enjoy the class activities. Next week we are re-capping on our addition and subtraction strategies and applying them to a range of different problems. 


In English next week we are beginning our work on 'The Boy at the Back of the Class.' This is a fantastic story and is bound to raise many questions from the children. 


Enjoy your weekend. 



Thank you to those parents who were able to join our virtual Coffee Morning on Monday morning. For those who weren't able to join us, attached is the powerpoint from the session, which gives an idea of the areas covered. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.


Year 5 and 6 Coffee Morning

Friday 18th September 2020


We are very much back into the swing of things and the children have very quickly adapted to the new routines over the last few weeks.


In English we have been doing some creative writing based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It has been great to see and hear the children's descriptive language skills coming through.  In Maths we have been revisiting our place value knowledge and looking at numbers up to 1,000,000.


Next week, we will be starting work on our ‘Coming to England’ topic and will be carrying on with our place value work.


The reading diaries and log ins for Times Tables Rockstars (TTR) were sent home last week.  I have asked the class to bring their reading diaries in every Friday and will endeavour to remind them on a Thursday afternoon. 


Please, please, encourage your child to read at home but also practice their times tables. Quick recall of these facts will help them enormously with so many aspects of maths work. 


I have set the children spelling via spelling shed. Please do let me know if there are any issues with this. 


Welcome Back


What a fantastic sight...33 children back and all eager and ready to learn. It has been a lovely couple of days becoming reacquainted with the children. Although it has only been a year since I last had them, they seem to have grown and changed so much. 


Below you will find the class letter and topic web which outlines some of the plans for the exciting term ahead. 


Don't forget that if you need to contact me, you can do so on info@dormansland.surrey.sch.uk or telephone the school and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Alternatively, you can use the contact form found below. 


Contact the Diamond Class Teacher

If you would like to contact Mr Cook, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is three working days.