St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Happy half term holiday everyone!

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WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Forthcoming Events     Thursday 14th February - Non-uniform day - wear some yellow or red or both - donations for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance 

Our Teacher is

Mrs Bonner

Our Teaching Assistant is

Mrs Brook

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This school year we are proud to be supporting 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The children are doing a fantastic job of organising fundraising projects and we are extremely proud of their efforts and enthusiasm in supporting this charity

So far we have raised a total of

£414.20

This half term our theme is 

'Revolution'

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We will be learning about the many great inventions of the Victorian period and we will consider the impact that these had on our country during that time and on our lives today.

The Leader In Me

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We have been thinking about the choices we make, what is within our circle of control and what isn't and the need to stop and think before reacting to situations.

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

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We have been thinking about where we would like to be in 10 years time and what we need to put in place to achieve all of our amazing ambitions

The Rainhill Trials

We learnt about the Rainhill Trails, where the first steam train, George Stephenson's 'Rocket' was first seen. 

We took part in our own trail, pumping a model of 'Rocket' around the track!

 PE

This half term we are developing our skills in

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Games

Our RE Topic is

'Inspirational People'

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Who inspires you?

What is it about them that inspires you?

What do you think it means to be inspirational?

'Eggciting Times'

We have safely hatched 9 gorgeous chick (8 boys and 1 girl).

We have enjoyed looking after the chicks and taking them to visit each class in the school. We asked each class to name one of our chicks and they chose:

Nursery - Chickalicksipixie

Reception - Cheepy

Y1 - Hedwig

Y2 - Ollie

Y3 - Tweety

Y4 - Cupcake

Y5 - Buttercup & Chickasaurus Rex

Y6 - Jimmy

Early Photography

We learnt about the development of photography throughout the Victorian period. We were able to look at a range of cameras from the past and have our photograph taken through an 1880s lens.

Can you believe that the very first photograph took 8 hours to expose!

Illuminated Letters

We took inspiration from the work of William Morris to create an illuminated letter using the initial of our first name.

William Morris was influenced by nature and so we incorporated this in to our designs.

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

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Each week we plan and lead a worship for the rest of the class. We gather together and spend some time listening to and reflecting on the Word of God.

Investigating Flowers

We have learnt about the male and female parts of the flower and the role that they play in reproduction. We dissected a flower to identify the filament, anther, stigma, style and ovary.

 

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Making Music

We learnt about the phonograph, invented my Thomas Edison to play recorded sounds. We were able to listen to some of the first recorded music on the phonogrpah.

We were then able to create our own music by piercing holes in the strips and playing them through a special machine.