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Mount CofE

Primary school

Year 5/6


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Our Unit is made up of two mixed Year 5 & 6 classes taught by Miss Smallwood (temporarily covering for Mrs Cobb) and Mr Terry. They will be supported by Miss Coote,  Mrs Ellison, Mrs Greenfield, Miss Issott, Mr Issott, Mrs Worthingtom and Miss Tomlinson.


Our timetable for a day's work is designed to maximise learning opportunities. Below is an overview of a typical day:


8:50am - School begins with registration and Handwriting/Thinking Skills

9:15 am - Breakfast and CBBC Newsround

9:30 am - Maths 

10:00am - Worship 

10:15 am - Playtime

10:30 - Maths 

11:00 am - English

12:00 Lunch and Playtime

12:50pm - Registration / Take Five

1:00 pm - Grammar/Spelling or Guided Reading Maths Investigation (depending on the day)

2:00 pm - Topic / Science / French /R.E.  (depending on the day)

3:00 pm - Guided Reading/TT Rockstars/Class Story (depending on the day)

3:30 pm - Hometime







Our PE lessons are on Wednesday afternoons and children will need to have their PE kit kept in school.  The required kit should include sports shoes (trainers or black pumps), black shorts (no logo) and plain white sports shirts.  Where weather permits, we will run PE lessons outside to develop children's skills.  However, as we move deeper into the winter months, we may need to deliver PE inside the classroom where we will look at delivering cardio, fitness and well-being exercises. 


Reading at Home and Rewards

We ask that you support your child learning to read. Please try and listen to them at home every night for a few minutes. Please feel free to read along with them at this time, if they are finding their book a little bit tricky. Please make sure when you listen to your child read, that you sign their diary. Every read at home recorded in their diary (and signed by an adult) is worth one dojo (our school reward system)!  Children are also rewarded with dojo points for achievements, effort, good manners, choosing the correct behaviour and demonstrating our school values.



We have a merit assembly every Friday at 10:00 am. This is where we recognise and celebrate the children's achievements.  We make sure that the whole school take part in this celebration and recognise the achievements of our children.



During the year, children who need a bit of extra help / intervention in Maths and English, will be supported in small groups or 1:1 sessions to meet their individual needs. These sessions, known as IMPACT sessions, will be tailored to each child's needs and will focus upon small step targets that will enhance their learning.



National Breakfast Scheme

Each day, the children will have the choice to partake in breakfast as a whole class; a variety of cereals Mon-Thurs and bagels or toast on a Friday. Research has shown a direct link between the breakfast habits of children and their educational attainment, with children in primary schools where breakfast is provided achieving on average up to two months’ additional academic progress over the course of a year. Our exciting National School Breakfast Programme, in partnership with Magic Breakfast and funded by the Department for Education, is working to support our schools to improve access to healthy breakfasts and learning.

The service aims to:

  • Ensure more children receive a healthy breakfast at the start of their day.
  • Improve educational outcomes of young people




A Rumble in the Jungle!


This term we have a new topic - What did Dora Explore-a? - focusing on everything about South America. We have started with the Amazon Rainforest which the children have thoroughly enjoyed so far. In this lesson, they looked at the different layers of the rainforest and how in each, they differ in terms of climate, habitat and wildlife.

Les Saisons


Within our French lessons this new year, the children have begun to learn the seasons in French. They created some beautiful artwork with the accurate seasons written below. This is going to lead into learning clothing in French so that the children can say what they wear during which season.

Distance Learning - Spring

What did Dora Explore-a?


Design an information poster all about Deforestation


What gadgets might a secret agent need? Create a catalogue of your own designs.


Write a poem to help others remember the order of the planets.


Qu'est-ce que tu portes? - What are you wearing?

Create a puppet with changeable clothes that you can speak about in French


Was Jesus the Messiah? Can you find evidence in the bible to prove this?

Letter to Lady Macbeth


The children have delved deeper into Macbeth and have written their own interpretation of the letter he writes to his Fair Lady. Full of deceit, plot and moral dilemma, the children really took on the character of Macbeth and how he would be feeling. Their writing too was really accurate of the era in which they would have been writing in the time of the play. Excellent work!

"All hail Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor!"


We have begun to work on the famous Shakespearean play, Macbeth. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the gruesome tale of the Scottish King and re-enacted the first scene of the play. Getting into the characters of the witches, Banquo and Macbeth himself, the children performed in front of the rest of the unit with incredible expression and skill.

Rule Britannia!


As part of our topic this term - What makes Britain bangin'? - we have started to learn all about British geography. The children did some fantastic map work to locate and name all of the counties that make up England. Their work was beautifully presented and the learning was excellent! 

The Blitz


In learning all about World War II, the children created some beautiful Blitz artwork using a variety of art techniques. After having blended a mixture of colours to create a sunset or sunrise affect, they cut out a London skyline from black paper and placed it over the top to make a scene from the Blitz. Some even added planes and bombs to make it more creative.

Conscience Ally


The children have been doing some excellent work on the Shaun Tan text, The Arrival. A book without any words, the story is made completely from a picture story board affect that is fascinating to follow. The children were trying to get a better understanding of the main character so completed a conscience ally to really get into character. They were fantastic and this activity really supported their written work.

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