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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.

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PE Days

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. 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 Wednesday 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

In our next learning enquiry, the children will be exploring Shakespeare's Macbeth. After familiarising ourselves with the overall plot of the play, we will be focusing on the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. We will explore Act III Scene IV, where Macbeth sees the ghost of his friend Banquo at the dinner table, through drama and discussion. The children will then record their responses to this in a mixed genre text that will include a playscript, a character exploration and a short piece of narrative writing. 

Reading 

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.

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Maths 

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

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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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