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Home Learning

Links and ideas to use at home can be found here on our class page and in the 'Parents' area on our website

Please encourage your children to use:

Times tables Rock stars TTR

Spelling Shed 

Purple Mash 

and to read every day as this helps them in all areas of learning.


I hope you are all keeping busy, being kind and staying safe 

I just wanted to tell you how much we are missing you

and to say well done to you all for being so involved

in the learning activities we are setting .


Please read lots of books during your time at home.

Reading is so important!

Make a list of the books you have read and write a brief summary of each text.

I will give a prize for the best reader in Year 5 when we return to school.

Any suggestions of what the prize could be, will be considered smiley

Put your ideas on the Y5 Purple Mash Blog.


The teachers are setting lots of '2do' activities on Purple Mash and in addition to these,

I am sure some of you have already tried the weekly tasks. If not, give them a try!

On the right hand side of the home page there is a square that says: 'Weekly Tasks.'

 If you click on this it gives you options to select an age range, then the tasks are separated into weeks. You could work through the weeks.


Spelling Shed assignments are set every week and there is a Hive Test

for the whole class every Friday at 11 o'clock. 


TT Rockstars Tournaments are great fun - join in and help Y5 to be times tables champions


Keep up the great work! I am so proud of you all.


Remember to say your prayers and be kind and helpful to those around you.


Mrs Hayes 



Holy Week


During Holy Week  we remember the last days of Jesus' life on earth before He died on the cross on Good Friday and rose to new life on Easter Sunday. 

As one of your activities each day you could draw or write the events of Holy Week:

Palm Sunday -Jesus entering Jerusalem. The people were smiling and shouting: "Hosanna to the son of David! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" Mt 21: 1-9


Holy Monday - Jesus angry in the Temple. He said to the people: "It is written in the Bible, 'My temple will be a house were people can pray.' But you are changing God's house into a market-place!" Mt 21 12-16


Holy Tuesday - Jesus went back to the temple. The temple leaders were there. They wanted to test Jesus so they asked him a hard question. They said, "Jesus, which commandment is the most important?"


Jesus answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is the first and most important commandment and the second is: love your neighbour as you love yourself."

Mt 22:34-36


Find time to say this prayer:

Dear Jesus, help me to love God the Father,to love my neighbour and to love who I am. Amen


Remember the quote that Fr Gavin shared with us:

Humility is not thinking less of yourself it's thinking of yourself less. 


Let's be humble of heart today and think of those around us.


Spy Wednesday -

One of Jesus' disciples, the man called Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests and said, 

"What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you?" 

They paid him thirty silver pieces and from that moment he looked for an opportunity to betray him. 

Mt 26: 14-16


Think about friendship today and what it means to be a good friend. 

Find time to say this prayer:

Dear Jesus, please look after my friends today. Help me to value my friends more than material possessions. Amen


Maundy Thursday- Jesus and his friends sat down to eat the Passover meal together. Jesus got up from the table and poured some water into a basin and began to wash the disciples'  feet and to wipe them with a towel. When Jesus had finished, He sat down again. Then He said to his friends, " I did this as an example for you. So you should do for others as I have done for you." Jn 13: 2-15


Think about the message this gives to us and take time to say this prayer:

Dear Jesus, help me to serve and care for others however and whenever I can. Amen


The Last Supper - Jesus sat down with his disciples to eat. Jesus blessed the bread and broke it. He said, This is my Body, broken for you, take it and eat it and when you do, do it in love for me.

Then the Lord took the wine and blessed it. He said, Take this all of you and drink from it: This is the cup of My blood. It will be shed for you and for all, so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.


Jesus knew He was going to die, but He didn't run away. He went with his friends to Gethsemane to wait and to pray.That night Jesus was taken away by the soldiers.


Good Friday

Very early on Friday morning, the soldiers and temple leaders took Jesus to a Roman ruler called Pontius Pilate. He ordered  Jesus to carry heavy wooden cross through the streets. They put a crown of thorns on his head and  mocked him.


Can you remember who Jesus met as he carried his cross?


When Jesus reached Calvary the soldiers nailed him to the cross. All Jesus' friends ran away except for Mary and John. They stayed with him all day at the foot of the cross. Jesus stretched out his arms to show how much he loves us all.

There was a terrible storm- the daytime sky turned black - Jesus died

Jesus died to save us all from our sins.

Take a little time  to pray:

Dear Jesus, help me to be kind to those who are in pain or sadness. Show me how to care. Amen


Holy Saturday-Joseph of Arimathea was brave enough to go to Pilate and ask for Jesus' body. Pilate allowed it. Joseph bought some new cloth, took Jesus down from the cross and wrapped him in it. He put Jesus in a tomb that was cut in a wall of rock. Then he closed the tomb by rolling a very large stone to cover the entrance. MK 15:42-46


Easter Sunday

This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad.

On Sunday morning, very early - just as the sun was beginning to shine Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She found the tomb empty! Jesus had gone. She couldn't understand it. Where had Our Lord gone? Then in the sunlight she saw him. He said "Mary" At once she knew it was Jesus. When he calls you by your name , you know:

Jesus IS alive!

"Don't be afraid. Go and tell my brothers they will see me soon."

She ran to tell the others.


May the light of Christ shine on us this Easter

Wishing you all a Holy and Happy Easter!



Ten:Ten Resources to use at home


​ 'Ten :Ten' produce resources that we use at St Joseph's throughout the school year for Religious Education lessons and Collective Worship.


We would like to share this useful website so you are able to access resources from home at this difficult time.


We recommend: Prayers for Home throughout the Easter Season  

 The links below will take you to these free resources:







Spring 2 Activities Grid - How many can you complete? Save them and bring them into school when we open. There will be prizes for the BEST!


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'

                                                                                               John 10:10


If you have any ideas for our website or any queries please feel free to contact us:


Mrs Hayes                                                 Mrs Shaw



Year Five


Happy Mother's Day - 22nd March 2020

We remembered our mum's and made a card

to thank them for all they do for us.

We also discussed Mary, Our Mother in heaven, who takes all our prayers to her son in heaven. 

Celebrating the history of St Joseph's Parish



Thank you to the children and parents for helping

to make 'World Book Day' such a wonderful success.


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!


We would like to thank the teachers and children in Year One for welcoming us into their classroom,

where we shared our favourite books and enjoyed every minute.

Letters from children in Italy


Year 5 became scientists this week: questioning and experimenting with enthusiasm and a growing understanding.

Year Five Assembly - Waiting for the promised one



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 'Dog's Trust'


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.

The NSPCC Assembly about staying safe and speaking out.


Shakespeare Schools Festival


“To be, or not to be: that is the question.”

(Act III, Scene I) 


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.


This year we chose to study and perform: Hamlet


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 famous tragedy 'Hamlet' has provided a deep understanding of characters and their interactions within the play. The plot, although complex and challenging has provided an intriguing, mysterious world of ghostly encounters, love and murder for us to explore. We have worked to unravel emotions including: anger; betrayal and revenge 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 Monday evening the culmination of all this hard work was celebrated at the Z – arts 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 at Z-Arts Theatre waiting for our performance - exciting!




Italian Lessons


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.




Debate Mate - Developing our skills





Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Training and Safety Centre

'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.




In Maths lessons - We love a challenge!

Spooky characters in Year Five

Having fun and working hard

BBC Blue Peter presenters and film crew visit us at St Joseph's

Year Five design Pudsey Bear Bring and Buy Sale Posters


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.



Y5 and Y6 TV Stars watch their appearance on screen

Collective Worship


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.

Be yourself

God made you unique and special.

Do not be afraid.

Show you are God's children by your actions.

Year Five Athletics Champions

The Shakespeare Workshop at Z Arts

The drama workshop was an excellent opportunity for all Year 5 children. They fully engaged with the activities and enjoyed learning techniques to improve their performance skills.

Year Five Assembly


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. 


We are God's children.


Homework Information:

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:

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.

Image result for times tables rock stars


Can you improve your speed and Rock Star status? The more you practise the better you get :)


Improve your spelling. Use Spelling Shed at school and at home too.