Welcome to Elder Class

Our class is home to 27 enthusiastic and curious Y5 and Y6 children, who are always ready to learn. We are very lucky to have Mrs Dowbekin and Mrs Taylor as our teachers. He is kind and helpful and is helping us extend our learning and prepare those of us in Y6 for the transition to high school. Our lessons are fun, engaging and our knowledge and understanding across all areas of the curriculum is improving all the time.

Alongside we have our Teaching Assistant Mrs Hull and our HLTA Miss Cook who are very caring, helpful, and always kind.

In Elder Class – we love learning something new every day. Come and join us to see the interesting things we do!

What have we been up to?

Our current topic is ‘The Amazing Amazon.’ We are having an excellent time learning all about the animals, climate and biomes within the rainforest. Amongst other things, we will be finding out the impact deforestation is having on the plant and animal species who call the Amazon home.


In English, we have been reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. We have been focussing on the development of characters and how their thoughts and feelings change as the story progresses. Very soon, we will begin to plan and write our very own adventure story. The children are very excited about this and already have lots of wonderful ideas for their stories.


In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of place value and large numbers as well as how to multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We have also been developing our fluency with all areas of arithmetic – particularly fractions, decimals and percentages. We have spent a lot of time investigating numbers – particularly prime, abundant and perfect numbers. It was very interesting!


In Elder Class, we are given ‘Pick and Mix’ homework tasks at the start of each half-term. We get to choose two (or more) activities to complete over the course of the half-term, as well as weekly basic skills tasks in reading, times tables and spellings.

There may also be some projects that are set over the year for topics being learnt in class.