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Elm - Year 5

Welcome to Elm Class.                                                  

Our class teachers are Mrs Hopper (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays),  Mrs Kaynacki (Thursdays and Fridays) and Mrs Davis.  

Main Topics and Trips for 2023/2024

This year, Elm Class will learn about The Stone Age and Ancient Egypt as well as Geographical Mapping Skills.  You will find more information about how each topic is covered in our curriculum maps, which are at the bottom of this page. 

Our trips and visitors for the year will be the Natural History Museum, the Planetarium, the British Museum, the theatre and Westminster Abbey.

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE days are every Tuesday and Wednesday

Your child needs to come into school wearing their PE kit, which consists of a plain t-shirt, plain joggers/shorts and a plain jumper. Trainers are also allowed. Your child will stay in their PE kit for the whole day.  


Homework will be set every Thursday, and will consist of a Mathletics task, a set of spelling words (written and on Spelling Shed), reading comprehensions and a writing task. Please return the homework on Thursday, so it can be checked or help given.

Reading and Reading Records

We inspire a love of reading and, as such, expect your child to read every day. Your child's reading record must be brought in every day to be signed and rewards are given to encourage their commitment. Reading is such an important part of your child's development, so please prioritise this task. 

Our Class Rewards

We have many rewards in Elm Class, which consist of:

Class dojo points, raffle tickets every Friday, certificates every Friday and stickers.  Class awards - Golden Globes - are awarded by other staff members and are part of a whole school competition.

To earn a raffle ticket, your child will have shown exemplary work or behaviour.

Texts/Books for the Year

Autumn term

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Girl of Ink and Stars

Hidden Figures

The Tempest

The Lost Thing


Spring term 

The High Rise Mystery


The Last Bear




Summer term

Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060