Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page
In Year Five we have a challenging and exciting 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 website or any queries please feel free to contact us:
Mrs Hayes Mrs Shaw
On Thursday 28th November, Year Five visited:
The Fusiliers Museum.
They explored the events of World War II and found out how the lives of people in Britain were affected by it.
The Dog's Trust
An Assembly and class workshop provided by a member of ‘The Dog’s Trust’ allowed us all to consider the commitment required to have a pet in our homes and also taught us how to treat dogs in different situations.
A Visit from the NSPCC
A member of the NSPCC along with the 'Speak out and Stay Safe' mascot, Buddy the speech bubble, taught the children to speak out if they were worried, either to a trusted adult or to Childline.
In a recent Italian lesson Kokob shared his experiences of visiting Rome and Florence. He showed his classmates a detailed model of the Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
Maestra Delia explained how the cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. This amazing architectural achievement inspired the designs for other cathedrals around the world.
'The Visit that could save your life' Tuesday 5th November 2019
The children spent a day at the training centre learning how to protect themselves against fire and other dangers and what to do in an emergency.
In groups we experienced the immersive theatre, which provoked our senses with the smell of smoke, heat of fire and the sound of the sirens. In the Emergency Control Room the children listened to 999 calls and discussed how they are dealt with. In the Survival Academy the children learnt how to respond to an unresponsive, breathing casualty and put them in the recovery position before dialling 999.
We are extremely proud of the children as they were fully involved in all aspects of the day. They asked relevant questions and worked together sensibly.
A huge THANK YOU to all families who donated toys and to all the children involved who were enthusiastic and well behaved throughout the whole filming process - We were very proud of you all.
As we came to the end of our first RE theme: OURSELVES
We reflected on all we have been learning this half term. The children led a beautiful collective worship, celebrating work they had completed, sharing Liturgy (Colossians 3:12-17) and prayers they had chosen. They finished by answering the question: Who am I?
Each one of us is created in the image and likeness of God.
God made you unique and special.
Do not be afraid.
Show you are God's children by your actions.
In RE lessons we have been exploring how we are each made in the
image and likeness of God.
We are all unique and precious.
Year Five presented an assembly to the whole school sharing all they had been learning in class. They acted out a situation in which self-control and making the right choices was necessary. The children helped us all to remember that the most important gift God gave us is LOVE.
We are all His children and must love our brothers and sisters
as Jesus taught us.
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 areas of the curriculum. We expect at least one piece of good quality work each week. Homework books will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned to school for marking by Wednesday morning.
Spellings will also be sent home every Friday to be written out, practised 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 the times tables as this will assist them in achieving success in Maths this year.
PE lessons for Year Five take place on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. The children will need:
a red polo shirt, black shorts (without branding) and black pumps.
Use this link to access Accelerated Reader at home.