St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We are holding an Open Afternoon for Parents/Carers of children due to start school in September 2019. Come along and meet the Headteacher and Reception staff as well as have a look around school! MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 at 1.30pm. Please ring us on 01484 713037 to let us know if you will be coming along!

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WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Forthcoming Events....     Tues 23rd Oct - Harvest Festival @ 2.30pm  Thurs 25th Oct - Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (details to be confirmed)

Our Teacher is

Mrs Bonner

Our Teaching Assistant is

Mrs Brook

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This school year we are proud to be supporting.....

 

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Keep an eye out for our first fundraising event this half term as the air ambulance celebrates 18 years of saving lives.

What will make this year great?

We thought about what makes a great classroom, a great learner, a great teacher and a great classmate. We then used these ideas to create our Class Agreement.

 This half term our theme is 

'Alchemy Island'

 

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As scientists we will explore a variety of materials and the way in which they behave when we do certain things to them.

As Geographers we will learn to read and write 6 figure grid reference and plot our journey across the island. We will also look closely at contour lines on maps and create our own contour models.

As artists we will use line and colour to create an optical illusion of travelling down a corridor to reach our portal.

As musicians we will create a soundtrack to represent our journey through the portal to reach the island

As designers we will design and create a board game based on our journey across the island

Optical Illusions

We used line and colour to create the illusion of travelling along a corridor to reach the portal that would transport us to 'Alchemy Island'

 

PE is on Wednesday

This half term we are developing our skills in

 

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Our RE Topic is

'Gifts from God'

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Which gift from God are you most grateful for?

Our Class Agreement

We agree to work as a team and have faith in ourselves when things are difficult.

We agree to help each other learn and listen respectfully to the ideas of others.

We agree to reach for our goals and to not give up. We will support and encourage each other so we all succeed.

We agree to focus on our work and challenge ourselves.

We agree to treat each other with respect and kindness.

We agree to keep our classroom a safe, tidy and happy environment for everyone.

We agree to have fun together!

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Our Visit to Catalyst Science Museum

We had a great time working as scientists to make potions that changed colour, temperature and consistency. We then heated, moulded and cooled CAPA to create our own keyring.

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral?

We tested a variety of substances to find out if they were acid, alkaline or neutral. We added red cabbage indicator to each and watched what happened to the colour. 

Red/Pink/Orange indicates ACID

Blue/Green indicates ALKALINE

Purple indicates NEUTRAL

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.

Team Challenges

Our first team challenge was to build a pyramid from a stack of cups. We each had a piece of string attached to an elastic band and this was all we could use.

We then had to create the tallest structure that would stand on its on and hold a marshmallow on top.

The winning structure was 42.5cm tall!

Soluble or Insoluble?

We tested different substances to see if they were soluble or insoluble in water.

We tested coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, salt, baking powder, powder paint, flour and oil.

High or Low

Density?

We investigated the density of different liquids and objects. The liquids were syrup, water and oil and the objects were a 2p coin, a grape and a cork.

 

Observing the liquids we found that syrup had a high density as it stayed at the bottom, oil has the lowest density and water had a higher density than the oil but lower than the syrup.

 

Observing the objects we found the coin had the highest density as it sank to the bottom. the cork had the lowest as it floated on top of the oil and the grape had a higher density than the cork,oil and water but lower than the coin and syrup as it sat on top of the syrup.