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Mountfields Lodge School

Moonstone

Welcome to Moonstone!

 

Now that we are in year 5 we are really developing the responsibility we have for ourselves and others. We have lots of opportunity to work independently and let our personalities shine. We teach the curriculum through themes that link the different subject areas to make our learning meaningful, have a sense of purpose and exciting.

As we start each theme we will post on here an overview and throughout the weeks we will show some of the work that has taken place.

 

Parents are always welcome to drop in and have a chat with Mrs Moore or Mrs Armitage if they are concerned or have questions. We always welcome offers from parents or grandparents to support us whether for a day or on a regular basis.

 

Information you may find useful

  • PE takes place on Monday’s and Thursday’s but the children need to have their PE kits in school all week.
  • Spelling Homework is sent out on a Thursday and is returned on a Tuesday two weeks later.
  • ‘Three In a Row Homework’ is issued once every half term and these will cover a variety of subjects and ways or recording.
  • All children have a log in for ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and we encourage the children to use this site to develop their number recall.
  • All children will have a card for the library and will regularly have the opportunity to visit and choose books. Even though your child may by now be a fluent reader it is very important that they are reading regularly at home and discussing what they have read.

Spring Term 

Welcome to the Spring Term - we have lots of exciting things planned!
Our first theme this term is 'Stand and Deliver'. We will be using the classic narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes to explore settings, characters and atmosphere, and how poets use poetic devices to create them.

Check back to see what we discover.

 

The Highwayman Interactive Glossary

Stand and Deliver Inspiration Event

Today we have been exploring the classic narrative poem 'The Highwayman'. We have got to know the characters by playing 'Guess Who?', used inference to create sketches of Tim the ostler, and explored eighteenth century artefacts in 'What am I?'


AUTUMN TERM

In our first half term, our theme will be ‘Gods and Monsters’. We will be learning about Greek myths and how to use language features to write myths of our own. After exploring some of the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses as inspiration, we will be creating some Greek masks of our own too.

After half term, we will learn more about what everyday life was like in Athens in the 5th century BC in 'It's All Greek to Me!'

 

Ancient Greek Inspiration Event

Today we have been to Ancient Greece! We have had fun dressing like Ancient Greeks, sampling Greek food, locating Greece on maps and dancing to Greek music. We used a Green Screen to take our own Greek photos in front of the Acropolis.

Greek Inspiration Event

Get a Grip!

We have been learning about friction, and have investigated its effect on different shoes.

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We have also designed our own shoes, and wrote persuasive presentations to persuade others to buy them.  

Using a Green Screen to film our presentations

Anti-Bullying Week

During Anti-Bullying Week, we have been exploring the message that 'Change Starts With Us'. We have been thinking about the small changes that we can make to make our school an even better place.

Change starts with ...a smile!

Change starts with ...a compliment!

Change starts with ...friendship!

We have made pledges to show the changes we will make.

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Making our Greek Mythical Monster Masks

We have designed and made our own mythical monster masks. We had great fun using Modroc to create our designs. 

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Today, we have painted our masks. They look amazing!
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Our finished Greek mythical monster masks.

Learning with Augmented Reality

This week we have been using AR to explore artefacts that show ancient Greek gods. AR allowed us to see the artefacts in our classroom using iPads. We could walk all around the artefacts, and explore them from all angles. It was fun posing for photos with an artefact which wasn't really there! 

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