Mount Pleasant Primary School

Welcome to Year 5

Class Prefects


Our class prefects have lots of different responsibilities and represent their classes on many occasions over academic year.



Awards and Rewards


In year 5 there are lots of awards and rewards we can earn, including: the reading competition, reading champion, spelling awards, Star of the Week awards and headteacher's awards.  Some of us also earned certificates for music and achieving times tables awards.

Spring Term

WOPPs Rock Concerts


This term we have been working on playing rock music in our music lessons.  We have listened to lots of different styles of music like 'The Colonel Bogey March' (Afford), songs by Frank Sinatra, instrumental music by Handel and rap music.

Below you can click on our concerts.  The pieces we played were 'We Will Rock You' and 'Rock Steady'.

Visit to Hindu Temple - Gujarat Society, Preston


This half term we have been studying Hinduism in RE.  To support our learning we visited a Hindu temple (mandir).  It was fascinating to see the different features in real life and we observed how some Hindus worship.  The temple had beautiful images of the deities (murtis) and amazing paintings on the ceiling featuring all the different gods and goddesses and characters we have read about in stories.

Topic and Art


In Topic we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  As part of our learning we have investigated how pharaohs were buried and what their tombs and the pyramids were like.  In Art we used papier mache and modelling techniques to create own own versions of Ancient Egyptian death masks, using the features we have found out about in our History study.  Can you guess who is who?

Winter Term



Rotakids is a club that runs in Year 5 in conjunction with Accrington Rotary Club.  The focus is charitable pursuits on a local and international level.  The Rotakids lead the projects which they roll out to the whole-school and the wider community.  

Our Rotakids for this year are Abigail, Alex, Elle, Holly, Lena and Oscar.

Our first project was running the 'Wrap Up Lancashire' Appeal in school, collecting coats for disadvantaged adults and children.  Our next project, in 2022, will be making shoeboxes for International Aid.

WOPPs (Wider Opportunities)


We have recently started our music lessons with Mrs Bradley who comes from the music service.  We learn to play either the flute, clarinet or saxophone.  In our lessons we explore lots of different types of music and try to develop our knowledge of musical vocabulary. 


For Christmas we have prepared performances to share with our parents.  Click on the link below for your class to watch the video:



Art and Design Technology


This winter term we have been developing our sewing skills to create Christmas stockings.  We had to learn lots of different types of stitches and embellishing techniques.  We also had to make sure there were no holes!  In art, we learned how to use pastels to create a calendar showing the four seasons.

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