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Welcome to Elm Class

Class Teacher: Amie Jones

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 Mondays and Wednesdays. The children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on these days.

Outdoor Learning

Our Outdoor Learning sessions will take place on a Tuesday each week. Please ensure that your child arrives to school wearing suitable clothing, including their wellies or old shoes and a waterproof coat.

Learning Journey

Our Learning Enquiry for geography asks the children to consider 'Risks vs rewards- How does the location of Chile lead to benefits and challenges for its people?' The children will be widening their geographical knowledge with a focus on continents of the world. We will be exploring the role of tectonic plates in forming these continents and how their movement leads to natural disasters around the world. They will be developing their skills as geographers using a Mercator map and finding locations through latitude and longitude.


Being able to read fluently and comprehend is essential for all children's success across the curriculum. Reading is taught alongside our learning enquiry each week. We will choose a fiction book as our class reader each term which allows an opportunity for the children to listen to a story for pleasure. We also love to engage in discussion and debate about our reading during our weekly ‘Book Blether’ sessions. Children must have their reading book and reading record in school every day so that we can enjoy and celebrate reading with together. 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. The children will be rewarded for their efforts at home.

Why not try reading some recommended reads: 

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Each Friday, the children are set a homework task on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday. The tasks set provide the children with further opportunities to consolidate areas of maths covered in class during that week.

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 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.

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