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Welcome to the Y5 class page

 

In Year five we have an exciting and challenging year ahead of us with many experiences to look forward to. It will be hard work and expectations in upper KS2 are high but we will work together to make it interesting and lots of fun.

 

 

As the year goes by we will continue to fill this page with class news and photographs of us involved in a wealth of activities as we fulfil our mission:

 

'To have life - and have it to the full'

                                                                                           John 10:10

 

 

If you have any ideas for our webpage or have any queries please feel free

to contact us.

Mrs Hayes                          Miss Kenny

 

 

We're in Year 5!

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

 

'Oh, wonder! O brave new world, that has such people in't.'

 

In year 5 the whole class has been working with passion, enthusiasm and genuine hard work in order to be part of the world's largest youth drama festival.

 

We chose to study and perform: The Tempest

 

Every member of the class has embraced the challenge.  Drama techniques, games and activities have given the children the confidence to perform and brought them closer together as classmates and friends. Art lessons have been enhanced as we have created costumes, illustrated scenes and made promotional posters related to the play.

Closely studying Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' has provided a deep understanding of characters and their interactions within the play. The  plot, although complex and challenging has provided an exciting world for us to  explore. Emotions including power, revenge, love and forgiveness are all woven into Shakespeare's writing and we have joyfully unravelled them all in our English lessons and discussed their impact on lives in RE and SMSC. 

We have come together as a team, with each member of equal importance, in order to become the characters and bring the play to life on stage.

 

On Friday evening the culmination of all this hard work was celebrated at the Contact theatre in front of a huge audience.

 

Well done Year 5, the performance was marvellous.

You were outstanding!

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their unwavering help and support.  It is very much appreciated.

 

 

 

Backstage, waiting to perform at the Contact Theatre - exciting!

 

 

As we begin the second half of the Autumn term we look forward to the busy weeks  ahead.

 

Year 5 and 6 have already taken part in a huge launch for

'Debate Mate' at Manchester University.

The debating club begins in school on Wednesday 15th November.

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity to learn a skill that will benefit pupils now and in the future.

Debate Mate Launch at Manchester University

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Debate Mate Launch at Manchester University 2

A lesson in mathematical shapes, creativity and design

 

On the 31st October Year 5 had a fabulous day creating lanterns for 'Lighting the Legend' (a night of fun and fireworks including a procession through  Ordsall  and the grand finale on Ordsall Park - 10th November)

The team from 'Ordsall Arts' taught the children how to design and build creative, strong, three dimensional shapes that will be lit on the night.

 

A huge thank you to Gail and her team for sharing their skills and providing a day of learning and fun!

 

 

 

 

A visit from the Fire Service

The fire brigade came to talk to the staff and children about Bonfire night.

They advised us on how best to stay safe whilst enjoying the events and firework displays at this time of year.

 

The children were also given the opportunity to see a real fire engine and discuss with fire fighters the equipment used to put out fires and rescue people. It was an excellent insight into this vital service.

Fire Safety Visit

 

Discovering Shakespeare

 

English lessons during Autumn term are extremely exciting because we are learning about the life and works of William Shakespeare; widely regarded as one of the greatest poets and playwrights of all time. We are  focusing on his wonderful  play: The Tempest, which was written between 1610 and 1611 and was Shakespeare's final play.

The opportunity to perform at the Contact Theatre in Manchester allows us to fully engage with the characters and be enveloped in the world of magic, revenge and love created by this extraordinary writer.

 

 

PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE

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Working on costumes

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Working on costumes  2

 

Rewards Assembly

 

At St Joseph's we want to celebrate commitment and hard work

so every Friday morning we gather

to offer all we do to God.

Each teacher choses a child who has impressed them with their hard work in class and also a 'child of the week' who has stood out from the crowd.

Here are the children chosen in Year 5 so far...

 

 

               

Autumn Term

               

                 Child of the Week             Work of the Week   no  

  8-9-17      Kayden Kerr    

  

22-9-17     Jack Ainsworth             Elise Davies             Maths

 

29-9-17      Nuala O'Dowd               Tahlea Lysaght         SPaG

 

6-10-17      Faren Ward                   Joel Kinnon              Science

 

13-10-17     Ole O'Grady                 Michael Ogunremi    Homework

 

20-10-17    Poppy McFeely               Brooke Woodward    Maths

 

3-11-17      Summer Scott                Troy Britton             Maths

 

24-11-17    Elise  Davies                   Tahlea Lysaght          Poetry

 

1-12-17     Nuala O'Dowd                  Brooke Woodward    English

               


                            

Homework

At St Joseph's we realise the importance and value of Homework.

The grids provided each half term have an array of activities linked to different subjects. We expect at least one piece of good quality work to be produced every week.

Homework books will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned to school for marking by Wednesday morning.

 

Spellings will be sent home every Friday to be written out

and learnt for a test on Monday.

All  Children will benefit from reading EVERY evening and their Reading Records will be checked each day.

It is important that the children continue to learn their times tables as they will assist them to achieve success in Maths this year.

 

PE Lessons

PE lessons for Year 5 take place on Monday  afternoon.

The children will need:

a red polo shirt, black shorts (without branding) and black pumps.

Autumn 1 Year 5 have been learning hockey and team skills this half term

In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction

In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 1
In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 2
In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 3
In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 4
In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 5
In Maths lessons we are working on Place Value and Number including addition and subtraction 6

In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons

In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             1
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             2
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             3
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             4
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             5
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             6
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             7
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             8
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             9
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             10
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             11
In History Lessons we are exploring British History including the Anglo - Saxons             12

More amazing Anglo Saxon shields

More amazing Anglo Saxon shields 1
More amazing Anglo Saxon shields 2
More amazing Anglo Saxon shields 3

Take an Accelerated Reader quiz at home or show your parents all the books you have read on your own bookshelf.

 

You can access your Spellodrome accounts at home. Challenge your friends whilst learning your spellings.

 


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