Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Year 5 Class 1 (Mr Heeley)


Welcome to Year 5 Class 1 (Mr Heeley)

Our teacher is Mr Heeley and our teaching assistants are Mr. Anderson and Mrs Hayes.

Spring 2021

No updates due to Covid-19 closure

Autumn 2020

Week of 08/11/2020: 5.1 have enjoyed trying new things this week for children in need. We had a go at yoga in class, got active with Joe Wicks, read to year 2 and took on some tricky tangrams while putting our ‘growth mindsets’ into practice.

Week of 08/11/2020: Pudsey mocktails with Michaela.

Week of 18/10/2020: One of our class members made a poster for the year 56 staff room notice board with this important message, “Save the trees, don’t waste paper please”.

Week of 18/10/2020: 5.1 have been learning about texture, shading and drawing 3D shapes.

Week of 12/10/2020: 5.1 have collected lots of food for the harvest assembly.

Week of 07/09/2020: Art lesson

Week of 07/09/2020: Class 5.1 have settled in brilliantly in our first week and a half back. We have done a little bit of gardening, started work on our English ‘Journey’ story, practised our handwriting and worked consolidating our understanding of place value. We also found time to begin learning about the Anglo-Saxons and databases, combining the two by designing Anglo-Saxon kings top trumps cards!! All with smiles on our faces – what a great beginning, bring on the rest of the year…

Summer 2020

No updates due to Covid-19 closure

Spring 2020

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Week of 08/03/2020: Investigating sound

Week of 09/02/2020: 4.2 enjoying a session with MGL. Putting sound onto digital images. Linked to our geography topic on Barcelona.

Week of 09/02/2020: 4.2 enjoying sampling tapas.

Week of 02/02/2020: We performed What About Us using Am, F and C on ukulele, keyboard, percussion and glockenspiel.


Autumn Term 2019

Week of 15/12/2019: 4.2 perform Stay With Me with the chords Am, F and C on ukulele, glockenspiel, keyboard, cymbals. hand percussion and drumkit!

Week of 08/12/2019: 4.2 making gingerbread.

Week of 08/12/2019: 4.2 visit the reindeer.

Week of 02/12/2019: 4.2 have been learning over the last few weeks to play the song ”Stay With Me’. We have been learning to fluently play the chords C and F and Am on ukulele, glockenspiel, keyboard and percussion.

Week of 25/11/2019: Recreating Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

Week of 12/11/2019: Sorting activity to create food chains.

Week of 12/11/2019: 4.2 say farewell to a friend. Good-bye and good luck A.J.

Week of 15/10/2019: 4.2 exploring the digestive system – making ‘poo’.

Week of 09/10/2019: 4.2’s assembly performance of Best Day of My Life

 Week of 23/09/2019: We have been learning to play ‘Best Day of My Life’ on ukulele and keyboard since September by using the C and F chords.

 Week of 16/09/2019: 4.2 researching the History of Liverpool using Ipads

 Week of 16/09/2019: Anchor Assembly

Summer Term 2019

Week of 15/07/2019: Creating and playing games using purple mash

Week of 08/07/2019: Writing play scripts

Week of 08/07/2019: Visiting the edible garden. 3LC visited the edible garden to weed year 3’s patch, harvest some strawberries and produce some observational sketches

Week of 21/05/2019: Greek Vase Art

 Week of 13/05/2019: Creating a jigsaw based on a Greek myth.

 Week of 13/05/2019: Greek food tasting

Week of 13/05/2019: Martin mere trip 

Spring Term 2019

Week of 01/04/2019: Chicks

Week of 01/04/2019: Easter Cards

Week of 01/04/2019: Pop Project

Week of 25/03/2019: Watching the chicks hatch live in 3LC

Week of 18/03/2019: Cooking Chinese Stir Fry

Week of 18/03/2019: We are learning to perform ‘Jambalaya’, and today took a break from ukulele to learn the glockenspiel/keyboard part and recap our singing.

Week of 04/03/2019: 3LC food tasting for our new topic. Where does food come from?

Week of 25/02/2019: Layered yoghurt fruit parfait. Sharing the love at Monksdown

Week of 11/02/2019: Making Stone Age weapons

Week of 04/02/2019: Some of 3LC went pony riding this week, and had to learn how to muck out the stables!

Week of 04/02/2019: Movement and dance

Week of 28/01/2019: Cookery


Week of 28/01/2019: Co-ordination and movement with GLS Dance

Week of 21/01/2019: Gymnastics

Week of 21/01/2019: Snailsworth’s story. Finding tail. Exploring vocab within text.

Week of 21/01/2019: Stone Age Experience Day

Week of 14/1/18: Stone Age Cookery

Week of 7/1/18: Gymnastics. Body Management

Autumn Term 2018

Investigating friction in science.

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On our readathon day we did lots of interesting activities based around the book Giraffes Can’t Dance. We wore our pyjamas and brought in our favourite book.


We have been researching the Liverpool ferry and creating a PowerPoint about it.

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Learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.