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Hello, Year 5! I hope that you have enjoyed your half term and the lovely sunshine that we have had. Did anyone do the challenges?  I had a garden picnic from the nature challenge and helped with planting some pots with beautiful flowers. I'd love to hear how you are getting on so don't forget to follow the school Facebook page or Twitter (@mountstreetpri.) to share what you've been doing.


New learning is available for the week commencing 1st June but remember that there are also website links and reading websites on the main class page. Keep doing your best, try as much as you can and take time to exercise, be creative and spend time with your family in shared activities: cooking, drawing, painting and board games.

Why not try writing a letter to someone you can't see at the moment? I'm sure that would put a smile on their face and make their day!

Also, below there is a June maths challenge. 2 levels - you can pick. One maths task every day for the whole of June. Why not give it a try?




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Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 5!



In Maths, we will be consolidating our learning about operations, from the autumn term, with Fluent in 5 recaps each morning. At the start of the spring term, we will be learning to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers using a formal written method. Then, we will use the bus stop method to divide 4 digit numbers by  a one digit number including those with remainders. After that, we will move on to learning about fractions. Finding equivalent fractions, adding, subtracting, simplifying them and converting them into mixed number fractions.



In English, we will be using learning to write persuasive texts, stories from another culture (inspired by Ali Baba and the 40 thieves) and performance poetry. Within all our writing, we will be working on a range of grammatical features: relative clauses, modal verbs, commas for ambiguity and continuing to use a range of conjunctions to expand our sentences. Whole class reading will allow us to explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will hear and use fluent, expressive voices and learn the key skills needed for reading comprehension. Spelling and handwriting will continue on a weekly basis.



Our topic for spring is Early Islamic Civilisation. We will be finding out about the origins of the city of Baghdad and the history surrounding this Era. The children will learn how society, education and beliefs have influenced how we live today and compare life in London and Baghdad during this era.

In Science, we will investigating Earth and Space including planets, night and day and moon phases. We will also look at Forces and how we can see these in the world around us. We will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings.

In DT, we will be creating a healthy snack by making pitta bread and hummus inspired by Asian flavours.

Miss Pooley will support the class in the learning of RE, French and PSHE.

A teacher from Lipson Vale secondary school will teach a unit of games whilst the other sessions will look at gymnastics and dance.


Class Information 

  • P.E. will be on Thursday (Indoors) and Wednesday (Outdoors)
  • The children’s spelling test will be on Fridays. The children will also be given their new spellings.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due in on the following  Wednesday.
  • Home reading books will be checked every regularly so need to be in school each day. The children are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. This will need to be recorded in their books and signed by an adult.


Please come in to see me if you want to discuss anything.