Mountfields Lodge School

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Mountfields Lodge School


Week beginning 21st September

Our class story, 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin, has given us lots of opportunities to compare the author's life in Trinidad to her life in Britain. Despite great prejudice here in "the Motherland", Baroness Benjamin has received numerous awards and honours, and was this year named as one of the top 100 most influential people in the UK of African-Caribbean descent. This week, we will be looking at many other influential people from the Windrush Generation.

In English, we will be creating adverbial phrases, and exploring how to change their position in a sentence, as well as using RIC reading skills and writing a letter between characters in our class book.
So far in Power Maths, we have been ordering, comparing and using numbers to 10,000. This week we are exploring numbers to a million! We are also learning how to measure using a protractor.

Great watercolour artists have used colour washes for their landscapes for centuries. We will be experimenting with them too this week.  


Week beginning 14th September

In Moonstone this week will be continuing our fantastic work on relative clauses and the children will have the opportunity to write a school report about Floella Benjamin—we know that they will enjoy writing the teacher comments! In Maths we will be learning about Roman Numerals and writing them for numbers up to 1,000. We will also be revising our place value skills for numbers up to 1 million! In our EOW work will be continuing to learn about the Windrush and discovering some of the challenges that the Caribbean people faced when they arrived in Britain.

Remember, to be in your PE kits for Monday and Thursday.

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Moore


Syncopated rhythms

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We have been learning about syncopation which is the off beat of a rhythm. We took our learning outside to practise our rhythms in our school environment.

Syncopated rhythms

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Syncopated rhythms

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Week beginning 7th September

In Moonstone this week, we will be reading more of our class text ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin, recounting her childhood in Trinidad. We will be using expanded noun phrases in our own writing, and learning about relative clauses. We will also use the beautiful watercolour illustrations in the book to inspire us to learn how to experiment with different watercolour brushes.

The weather is looking good this week and we will be heading outside to practise tennis racket skills in PE.

In Mathematics, we will build on our knowledge of place value by comparing and ordering numbers to 100,000.

We are looking forward to a great week!

Mrs Moore and Mrs Armitage



Hello and welcome to Moonstone. We are really looking forward to a brand new school year and to getting to know each and every one of you.


Our classroom is ready and, although it might look a little different to usual, it is bright and colourful. We are sure you will settle in quickly. We have uploaded some photos for you so you know what it looks like before you arrive.


Now that we are in Year 5, we will have lots of opportunity develop our independence and responsibility, and to let our personalities shine. We can’t wait to get started!


A reminder that our PE lessons will be on a Monday and a Thursday so you will need to come to school in your PE kit on those days.


See you on Thursday.

Mrs Moore and Mrs Armitage


Class Moonstone

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