Year 5 Homework Grid 1st

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

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.

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.

World Book Day 1st March 2018

We listened to Year six and then shared our ideas

A huge THANK YOU to Miss Kenny and Miss Ormrod for all their hard work with the World Book Day display

Preparing for the debate

Debate Mate Launch at Manchester University

Welcome to Year 5!

This half term, our focus will be on Earth and Space as we answer the question, 'Will we ever send another human to the moon?' In literacy, we will work on writing formal persuasive letters.  Decimals and Percentages are our units of work in Maths this half term. Read our medium term plan to find out more.


Children will require their P.E. kits every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.

Spellings – Children will be given a spelling list every Wednesday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings on the following Wednesday.  To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given. 

Learning log – Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas.

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