This week, we find Ruby Westley under our spotlight.
Mount Pleasant is the only school Ruby has ever attended. She has been with us for six years and is currently in year 5.She has a younger brother (Jacob), who is in Meadow class, and a dog called Charlie.
Ruby's favourite school subject is art because she finds it both peaceful and fun all at the same time. So far, her favourite MPPS day ever was our PJ day - maybe she likes her sleep a bit too much?
In her spare time, Ruby enjoys, playing 'Roblox', dancing, acting and singing - she loves to sing along to Taylor Swift's 'You belong to me'.
Ruby's perfect day would simply be a day spent chilling on the sofa with her phone, as part of a family day. In the future, she aspires to be a performer, and one day hopes to step into the bright lights of Theatre Severn.
This week, we find Joseph Preece under the Hotspur spotlight.
Joe has been attending our school for six years in total, starting all the way back in early years. He is now 9 years old. He has two younger siblings; a three year old brother and a seven year old sister. Joe's favourite subject is P.E because he thinks it's nice to do different things and be active. I bet he'd like to do PE in his pyjamas, just like he did on our Children in Need Pyjama day (Joe's favourite ever school day).
In his spare time, Joe enjoys playing rugby and football, and playing out with his friends.His perfrect day would include taking in a rugby match, before visiting an ancient castle, then it would be off to the cinema to watch a film, and to round it all off he'd love nothing more than supper at the 'all you can eat' chinese buffet - apparently he loves their soup.
When he's older, Joe hopes to become a professional rugby player, and spend his time visiting Ghana with his dad, who originates from there.
I think you'll all agree, that with a winning smile like Joe has, he can go on to achieve great things!
Introducing Hotspur’s first pupil spotlighter of the year.... Jay Pritchard.
Jay has been attending our school for six years. He has three sisters, and a dog.
Jay's favourite subject is P.E because he is very sporty, so it's no surpsrise to find out that his favourite school day of the year is Sports Day.
In his spare time,Jay loves playing for his local football team and practising his guitar. He is a keen singer/songer writer who has entertained the whole school on numerous occassions with his musical talent.
Jay's perfect day would include: a trip to Elland Road to watch his beloved Leeds United; going to a Courteeners gig; listening to the Stereophonics; as well as meeting the Leeds manager and Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown.
Jay has very clear ambitions: he wants to be a professional footballer, before creating and performing in a famous band after his retirement.
Let's hope Jay can achieve his dreams, and that he has a great year in Hotspur class.
Welcome to the Autumn term. We hope you’ve had a relaxing Summer holiday, and are ready to hit the ground running in our new academic year. Our main topic this term will be the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will be studying: how these invaders settled and battled for dominance across our land; how they lived their lives; what they believed in; and how their legacy is still evident in Britain today. We will also be kicking off our science topic of ‘Earth and Space’ with an exciting visit from a planetarium at the start of the term.
During Literacy lessons we shall be looking at a number of genres, including:
Science fiction - Jumanji
Biographies - linked to ‘Earth and Space’ in science
Explanation texts - linked to our history topic
Poetry– Poetry appreciation.
We shall focus, in Maths, on developing skills in place value, the four operations, statistics, and perimeter and area. The Year 5 pupils will be attempting ‘Fluent in Five’ maths activities every morning and will continue to develop their ‘Mastery’ and reasoning to gain an in depth understanding of number and problem solving.
In Science, our focus will be on the topics of ‘Earth and Space’ and ’Electricity’.
We will do this through research, as well as a number of exciting and interesting experiments.
In ICT we will be investigating technologies in our lives as well as multi media software. The children will then use this multi media software to create presentations linked to science and geography. We will also continue to educate the children about E safety.
PE will be on a Monday and a Thurday. Children will be developing skills in multi-skills activities, gymnastics, tag rugby and lacrosse.
Please ensure pupils have the correct PE kit on those days.
Our Darwin Values focus this term will be ‘’Changeability’ and ‘Empathability’, and we will be focusing on the big feelings of ’Fear’ and ’Sadness’. We want all of our pupils to become adaptable to change and understanding of how others feel, so they can be good friends.
In RE, we will be studying: the commitment that Sikhs show through their religion, and asking ‘Is the Christmas story true?’journeys around the world.
Spellings will be given out on a weekly basis. Please help your child to learn their spellings and support your child with home learning tasks where needed. Reading at home is very important. We expect children to read daily at home and that they are heard read by an adult at home at least twice a week. Each time a child reads, please remember to make a record in their reading diary.
We always warmly welcome extra support in class, so please do not be afraid to offer to come in if you think there is something you could help with. Questions and queries about your child’s learning are also welcomed so please don’t hesitate to ask.
Mr Thomas Mrs Schwarz Mrs Bates Mrs Pritchard
Parent Information Event - Keeping your child safe online
It's important to have an awareness of what your child is doing online, how to check their activity and what to do if you have concerns.
The following websites provide some useful information: