Welcome to Elm Class

Class Teacher: Laura Dyer

Welcome to Year 5. On this page you should find links to our curriculum overview for the year, our current learning enquiry question, along with other useful information including home learning expectations.


PE Days

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. The children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on these days.

Outdoor Learning

We will be outside learning as much as we possibly can this term so, please ensure children have their wellies or old shoes and a waterproof coat in school each day. 

Learning Journey

This term, we'll become geographers as we use our knowledge and skills to answer, 'Why is Torbay less likely to experience a natural disaster than the Gulf of Mexico?'

Reading Practice

Being able to read fluently and comprehend  is essential for all children's success across the curriculum. Reading is taught daily in Elm Class with a particular focus on developing a passion for reading for pleasure. Our class book corner is well stocked with a variety of books and the children can also access the school library throughout the day. 

Children must have their reading book and reading record in school every day so that I can enjoy and celebrate reading with them. The children choose two library books within their reading range - a quick read that they can read and quiz on in a few days and a longer chapter book which make take 1-2 weeks to read. Library books can be changed on any day both in the classroom and in the library. ​

All children are expected to read at home daily for at least 15 minutes and are asked to keep a log of their reading in their Reading Record  After completing a book, children are to quiz on Accelerated Reader at school or at home.

Why not try reading one of the top reads from Miss Dyer's basket in the book corner? 


Or, look here for some more recommended reads: 

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In Year 5, we are having a big push on fluency of number facts and learning of times tables. Children can practise these key areas including their individual targets on Times Table Rockstars, MyMaths or Hit The Button. 

Each Friday, the children are set a homework task on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday. 

School Username: totnes

School Password: multiply


Spelling Practice

Spelling rules from our weekly spelling lessons can be practised on Spelling Shed ahead of our weekly spelling quiz each Friday. A paper copy of the spelling list is also sent home every week on a Friday.  I recommend that the children learn their list of spellings by practising for 5-10 minutes at home each night either on Spelling Shed or paper.  Please see the spelling menu below for a list of suggested ways to practise in addition to this. 

Home learning

Additional homework will be set via Class Dojo.