Welcome to Elm Class

Class Teacher: Tom Shaw

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 now on Mondays and Fridays. Children to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on these days.

Reading Practice

Children can change reading books on any day and are encouraged to keep a log of their reading in their Reading Record. We ask that parents sign reading records each week. For further comprehension practice after completing a book, children may quiz on Accelerated Reader at school or at home. The link provided will take you to the AR website.

Why not try one of Mr Shaw's top reads?


In year 5, we have a weekly spelling lesson where we practise a spelling rule. The children are then given a set of spellings linked to this rule to practise ready for a test.

In addition to this weekly spelling lesson, children will collect spellings that they have misspelt in their learning journals. These will be sent home to learn in their reading record books. The Year 5 and Year 6 spellings can also be found in the centre of the reading record book. Spelling shed has games and activities to help children learn the Y5 and Y6 key words, as well as those we are learning in school - see link.

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Maths Practice

In addition to the work covered in class, children will be set an additional task on MyMaths to complete. This provides children with an opportunity to consolidate their understanding of the areas of maths that we have covered in class that week. Home learning for maths will be set on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Friday.

School Username: totnes

School Password: multiply