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
Portland Basin Museum
A trip related to the History topic: Life in Victorian Manchester
On our Y5 trip to the museum the children took part in:
a ‘Victorian Schoolroom Workshop’ visited a Victorian street which included a
‘two up two down’ house with a back yard, explored a variety of shops, a doctors surgery, a pub and a church. The experience brought the Victorian era to life allowing the children to consider the past and how their lives differ from those of Victorian children.
St Joseph's celebrate the Royal Wedding in style
Y5 trip to the BBC Philharmonic: Ten Pieces Concert
St George's Day
On 23rd April we celebrate the patron saint of England, St George.
St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' persecution of Christians and died for his beliefs.
St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag.
The most famous legend of Saint George is of him slaying a dragon. This represents good overcoming evil.
We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all the EYFS /KS1 teachers and children who welcomed us into their classrooms.
All classes were wonderfully well behaved and listened to our stories with enthusiasm.
Year 5 have made a great start to the new school term.
In RE we have discussed Eastertide
remembering that although the Easter school holidays have ended -
Easter has not.
The Easter season comes to a close at Pentecost.
To enhance our knowledge of interviewing and journalistic writing
we have had a special 'Newspaper Afternoon' hosted by, a welcome visitor in our school, Mr J King.
Year Five (and the teachers) would like to pass on their appreciation for this wonderful opportunity to develop and improve writing skills.
Y5 are thinking about the events of Holy Week and offering prayers each day to thank Jesus for His unconditional love for us and to ask the Lord to help us join together as a community to love and care for each other, to repent and forgive, to be true disciples.
Jesus told us to follow two Commandments:
"You shall love the Lord your God with all our heart and with all your soul and with all our mind and with all your strength.
You shall love your neighbour as yourself."
The Egg Roll competition
Egg rolling during Holy week is certainly a tradition at St Joseph's and this year is no exception. On Monday 26th March each class enjoyed competing to roll our hard boiled eggs the furthest. The event went ahead with good humour, much cheering and lots of encouragement from everyone.
The rolling of eggs represents the rolling away of the stone from the tomb in which Jesus' body was placed after the crucifixion. It symbolises new life in Jesus through the Resurrection.
The Foaming Monster Activity
The activity involved art, design and science.
We started by exploring reversible and irreversible changes before working in pairs to create a monster using cardboard. The children then used their knowledge of chemical reactions to make their monsters erupt with a burst of foam. They mixed vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid and food colouring (to make it more exciting).
We would like to thank Mr King for this interesting and educational session. The whole class (and teachers) thoroughly enjoyed the morning and learnt so much.
Year 5 Visit All Hallows High School
We were welcomed by staff and pupils from All Hallows and spent a fun filled morning working along side St Boniface Primary school children to complete an array of exciting and challenging activities .
Thank you to all parents and children for making
World Book Day
such a success
Preparing for World Book Day
Year six came into our class to share ideas about a
World Book Day competition.
St Joseph's has always been a school with a special love of books and reading. We know that books can make us FLY in all areas of our education. Our imaginations soar as we read. Books can take us anywhere!
The competition involves creating a display in school that portrays how important reading is to the whole school.
The first Debate Mate Competition for
the teams in Year 5 and 6
All three teams were confident, articulate and a credit to St Josephs. It was wonderful to see both year groups working together so successfully.
We are very proud of you all.
Year 5 have started 2018 with enthusiasm and are working hard in all subjects.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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
Child of the Week Work of the Week
8-12-17 Michael Ogunremi Joel Kinnon Homework
15-12-17 Kai Soar Tahlea Lysaght Writing
12-1-18 Elishua Offori-Atta Michael Ogunremi Science
19-1-18 Wendy Ogbeide Stephania Bellardita SPaG
26-1-18 Ryan Bimbi-Fikula Faren Ward Writing
2-2-18 Elishama Offori-Atta Elise Davies Homework
9-2-18 Debate Mate Team Michael Ogunremi RE
16-2-18 Mollie Molloy Brooke Woodward Maths
23-2-18 Kayden Kerr Elise Davies Maths
9-3-18 Joel Kinnon Elishua Ofori-Atti Spelling
16-3-18 Jack Ainsworth Poppy McFeely English
23-3-18 Ole O'Grady Kai Soar Times tables
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.