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Moonstone Class

Welcome to Moonstone Class




Class Teacher:         Mr Davis

Learning Assistant:  Mrs Day

Midday Assistant:    Miss Porter

Homework and P.E.

In Year 5, the children will be given three pieces of homework a week; English, Maths and Reading. Homework will be given out on different days of the week however every class in Year 5 will have a full week to do their homework. Moonstone class will mainly be set their homework on Mondays.


Reading homework

As pupils are unable to take reading books home, they will have access to an online library ‘MyOn. We are expecting children to be reading a minimum of three times a week.


Maths homework

Maths homework will be set on Mathletics (on a weekly basis) and will be linked to work that we have covered in class. However, if your child is still finding the work difficult please let us know in advance so that we can support them. Similarly, if you have any difficulties accessing online homework tasks then please let us know so we can prepare and quarantine suitable paper homework and then send it home.


English homework

English homework will be set on Reading Eggs; each week tasks will alternate from a comprehension to a spelling task.


Each class will have two weekly sessions of PE which will be held outside (weather permitting). Your child is not required to bring in a PE kit this year but must have suitable footwear. If your child chooses to bring a PE kit to school, they should only bring them on their allocated PE days and then they should be returned home to be washed that same day. If your child wears jewellery, in particular earrings, they must be able to remove them themselves or alternatively choose not to wear them on any day they will be doing PE. Please send your child in with a bottle of water every day, clearly labelled with their name.


Moonstone P.E. days: Tuesday and Friday

Class Councillor – Noah Keeble-Duck

Vice class councillors - Aaliyah Dyer and Harrison Hopkins

Class Ambassadors – Daniel Galushko, Oscar Meecham & Leya White-Miller

Autumn Term

In English we have been learning about biographies of different famous people. Pupils have enjoyed finding out about David Attenborough (by note-taking) and then creating their own piece of writing. We have also been learning poems; pupils have been learning them using actions, and then performing them in groups.

In Guided Reading we have been reading and listening to the story of the ‘The Explorers’. Pupils have been able to answer comprehension questions as well as create storyboards of what is happening in the chapters of the story.

In Art, we have been designing and sculpting vases. We have researched different vases through the ages and looked at different patterns for our designs. We had a practise run at creating our own vases using plasticine and then made our final products out of clay, before painting them.

In Maths we have been focussing on all the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Pupils have been able to use their abilities to use column method, and short multiplication and division. We have even been able to complete word problems and test like questions as practice for our SATS tests next year!

Here are the self portraits we started on our first day back. We took our time when creating these portraits and are really developing our art and drawing skills!


In Maths we have been reading, writing and identifying the place value of numbers up to 1 million, and practising learning our times-tables.


In Science, we have been exploring the life cycle of flowers and have begun identifying and exploring the parts of a flower and the role they play in the reproduction.


To celebrate the Harvest Festival Year 5 have learned, performed and written their own poems. Here are a sample of some of them: