St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

School opens on Monday 26th February for Half Term 4!

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WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Forthcoming Events... 

Our Teacher is

Mrs Bonner

Our Teaching Assistant is

Mrs Brook

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 This half term our theme is 

'Pharaohs'

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We will be learning about life in Ancient Egypt.

The Mummy's Tomb

We had a fantastic time learning all about the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification.

Our learning was brought to life as we assisted in the embalming of the body of Ani and then re-enacted an Ancient Egyptian funeral and burial.

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Inventions Workshop

Stephenson's Rocket

We learnt alot about the development of steam engines and the Rainhill Trials where Stephenson's Rocket was first seen.

We had great fun competing in our own competition to pump an air powered model of Stephenson's Rocket around the track in the fastest time.

Ukulele Lessons

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Mr Eady teaches us to play the ukulele every Monday.

We have composed our own song about 'Friendship' - have a listen!

Acid or Alkaline?

We worked as scientists to investigate if substances were acid or alkaine.

We added red cabbage indictaor to each one to see what colour it became.

Red/Pink/Orange = acid

Blue/Green = alkaline

Purple = neutral

 

PE is on Wednesday

This half term we are developing our skills in

 

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Our RE topic is

'Inspirational People' 

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 Who inspires you?

Eggciting Times!

To support our learning about living things and their lifecycles we were given 10 eggs in an incubator. We watched and waited eagerly for the eggs to hatch and were delighted when 7 of them did!

We enjoyed caring for the chicks and as you can see we they recieved a lot of love!

Our chicks were Fluffy, Bobo, Rosie, Charlie, Popcorn, Cookie and Chickadoodle.

Look at all the exciting things we did in the Autumn Term!

 

Victorian Inventions Workshop

Photography

We enjoyed learning about the development of photography and handling some of the early camera inventions.

We had alot of fun dressing up in Victorian clothing and having our photograph taken through an 1880 lens.

Have a listen to music played through the phonograph!

 

Our Visit to Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

We had a great time working as scientists for the day.

We learnt all about the properties of plastic and made our own keyrings by heating and moulding the plastic.

We spent time in the science lab investigating the effects of mixing materials together.

Contour Models

As Geographers we have studied contour lines on maps and looked at what this tells us about the land.

We created our own contour lines and created models of these using different coloured card to show the different heights of the land above sea level.

Homework is set every Friday 

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Maths and English will be sent out alternately on a Friday.

We also ask that you spend some time each evening reading and practising spellings and learn its.

Class Worship

Each week we plan a worship to share as a class.

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We read from the Bible, listen to songs and spend sometime reflecting on what we have heard.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Mrs Woodhead and Mrs Barker from CAFOD visited school to help us learn about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We went on pligrimage together, where we spent time reflecting on each of the gifts and praying together.

We will now focus on the gift of 'Piety' and prodcue some work showing what this gift means. This work will then be displayed along with work from the other catholic schools in Calderdale and will travel to each parish throughout February/March - keep a look out for when it will be at St Joseph's. 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Inventions Workshop

The Phonograph

We learnt about Thomas Edison and his invention of the phonograph - whihc enabled people to record sound for the very first time. 

We enjoyed listening to music on the phonograph and creating our own music strips to play.

 

Strictly Come Waltzing

 

 

Music Workshop

We enjoyed learning about music from around the world and then using a variety of instruments to create a 'Mexcian Salsa'

 

Charanga Music

We have enjoyed learning to sing and accompany 'Living on a Prayer'

A few future rockstars in the making!