Welcome to Year 5/6
Meet the Staff
Favourite subject to teach: I love teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy teaching maths. I love watching the children solving problems and seeing the ‘lightbulb moment’ when they finally understand what they need to do.
Favourite book: I love reading mystery/thriller books.
Favourite Author: My favourite children’s author has to be Roald Dahl.
Favourite Song: I would never be able to narrow this down to one song. I have a very eclectic taste in music and will listen to anything!
Hobbies: Playing guitar and cheering on Leeds United at Elland Road.
In Year 5/6, your child will be taught by myself, Mr Lee, and I am supported by our key stage teaching assistants, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Markey, Mrs Miles and Mrs Hewitt. This is my third year teaching at Dane Royd. I have previously taught in Years 5 and 6 at a school in Leeds. In our classroom, we aim to create a warm and welcoming space for all of our pupils in which they are able to make outstanding progress, have fun and develop their love of learning.
This year, we will be studying a wide range of interesting and thought-provoking topics which support our school ethos of creating responsible global citizens. More about the history and geography topics that we will be studying this year can be found below. Throughout the year, we take part in many initiatives that support work undertaken by the children in class such as Anti-Bullying Week and Black History Month. Children will also be taught by a specialist teacher in several foundation subject areas including PE, Music and French. Excitingly, the children also have the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the classroom in a range of educational visits this year. This includes a residential trip to Robinwood in North Wales for the Year 6 children which is amazing!
Throughout the year, your child will also continue to develop their independent learning skills and be encouraged to develop high expectations of themselves so that they are able to achieve their goals. We hope that your child has a great time in Year 5/6 and we look forward to sharing their achievements throughout the year.
Please check our Twitter page (@DaneRoydY5_6) for regular updates of the interesting, exciting and challenging things we get up to.
What will we learn this year?
Curriculum Evening - 2023/2024
Please see the documents below for the key information shared at our latest Curriculum Evening. As always, if you have any questions about the Curriculum coverage or your child's learning, please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance or Mrs Kendall as Curriculum Lead.
Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall, Mrs Hemingway and Mr Lee. Our Mental Health Leads are Mrs Hemingway and Mrs Kendall. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to email@example.com (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)