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'
If you have any ideas for our webpage or have any queries please feel free
to contact us.
Mrs Hayes Miss Kenny
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Child of the Week Work of the Week
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
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 for Year 5 take place on Monday afternoon.
The children will need:
a red polo shirt, black shorts (without branding) and black pumps.
Take an Accelerated Reader quiz at home or show your parents all the books you have read on your own bookshelf.