St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello Parents, Carers and Children! We are in the last half term of the school year. It has been a very challenging time for us all recently and I know I do not need to tell you how myself and the staff long for the day we can all be together and school life returns to normal. Remember to just do what you can when you can. You are doing a brilliant job! As always you can email your child's teacher or myself with any concerns you have. We want to do all we can to support you. We are here for you. The message from the Government is still to keep social distancing measures in place, regular hand washing and vigilance. Stay safe and stay strong! Mrs Hodges



Important Letter about Residential when in Year 6.

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Thank you to all our Year 5 families for your continued engagement with our learning and for the hard work you are putting in to completing the tasks set for you. 

As we still cannot be together in school we will continue to meet up on Zoom over the coming weeks - do read over the rules before each meeting so they are fresh in your mind - you can find them by clicking here

We are so proud of each and every one of you for the mature and sensible approach you have taken to this situation and we miss you all very much!

 Keep working hard and stay safe!

Mrs Bonner & Mrs Brook

29.6.20 - Please send me your answer to the Solve It question in maths, your writing, your work about St Peter & St Paul and your music work

30.6.20 - Please send me your writing, the code to escape the planetarium, your reading answer sheet and your drawing of the moon landing

1.7.20 - Please send me your Maths, writing, French and circuit card

2.7.2020 - Please send me your Maths, writing, Science, art work and your win-win solutions

3.7.20 - Please send the name of the culprit in the Maths and SPaG mystery, a photo of your Google logo, your waterfall drawing and your quiz answers

What makes a great leader?

Our Solar System

Maths Mystery 3.7.2020

Today you need your maths skills to find our which cheeky student as mixed up everybody's belongings in the cloakroom.

Maths 2.7.2020

Today we are converting between days and weeks to solve the calendar problems.
Work through the power point and then complete the sheet with 2 or 3 stars.

Maths 1.7.2020

Today we continue with our conversion of units of time by solving problems that involve changing between minutes and hours.

Work through the power point and then complete the sheet with 2 or 3 stars.

Maths 30.6.2020

Today we continue with our work on units of time and will be converting between hours, minutes and seconds.

Work through the power point and then complete the sheet with either 2 or 3 stars.

Maths 29.6.2020

Today you are going to be using your knowledge of time to solve problems.

You will first look at 12 and 24 hour time and then move on to answer questions involving train times.

Work through the powerpoint and answer each of the questions in your book. 

Science 2.7.2020

Today you are going to create your very own planet!

You can use the sheet below to create a report about it or you can create your own way of presenting this new planet to us.

Science 30.6.2020

Over the past few weeks we have learnt a lot about Earth and Space. Today you will use your knowledge to find the code that will help escape the planetarium.

Fun Times

Our Emotional Bank Accounts

How do day, night and seasons occur?

Click on the names to see power point or video explanations

Thomas R    Marihana1    Marihana2   Ruby

Daisy     Joseph    Jack A    Eden  Marcus

SPaG Mystery 3.7.2020

Today you will use your knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar to find out whole stole the emojis colour!

Spelling 2.7.2020

Orange Books

Unit 12 - words ending shul spelt -cial or -tial

Choose the Right Word (pg 60)

Writing 2.7.2020

Today's big question is:

How do you measure success?

Click the picture to watch the video and find out the questions you need to answer today. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Spelling 1.7.2020

Orange Books

Unit 12 - words ending shul spelt -cial or -tial

Dictation (pg 59)

Writing 1.7.2020

Today's big question is an interesting one:

Is homeschooling worth it?

Maybe you and your parents could both have a go and see if your opinion is the sane or different.

Click the picture to watch the video and find out your questions. Consider carefully your written responses as many I am receiving are not 50 words each and if we reflected on them they aren't written in  year 5/6 standard.

Spelling 30.6.2020

Orange Books

Unit 12 - words ending shul spelt -cial or -tial

Word Changers (pg 58)

Writing 30.6.2020

Today's big question for your writing is:

Does it pay to be good?

Click the picture to watch the video and find out the four questions you need to respond to. Remember we are looking for around 50 words per question and to think carefully about the vocabulary you select.

Spelling 29.6.2020

Orange Books

Unit 12 - words ending in shul spelt -cial or -tial

Speed Spell (p57) Choose 6 words from Unit 11 to test

Spelling Zone (P57)

Dots & Dashes (p58)

Writing 29.6.2020

Each day this week we are going to complete a piece of writing based on the question of the day. 

There will be a short video for you to watch and at the end of this you will be given four questions to base your writing on.

We are looking for around 20 words (50 for each question) It sounds a lot but once you get writing you will be surprised at how quickly you use 200 words!

Today's question is:

Should children do housework?

Click the picture to watch the video and find out the questions you need to answer. You can hand write or type your response but think carefully about how you will write your response as somebody soon to be a Year 6 student!

Comprehension 30.6.2020

Read the newspaper article about NASA's discovery of an earth like planet and answer the questions linked to the text.

Complete the sheet with either 2 or 3 stars.

Leader In Me

Today we are thinking about

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win

Thinking win-win takes confidence, courage and consideration. You need to be confident in your beliefs, have courage to stand up for those beliefs and consideration for other people's beliefs.

Thinking win-win takes some practice so I would like you to find a win-win solution for each of the following scenarios.

  1. You invited your friend to come over, but they can't because they have to clean their room.
  2. You want to watch a movie but your friend wants to play out.
  3. You are part of a group project and someone in your group doesn't have much confidence and doesn't want to speak in front of an audience.
  4. You are playing with a ball at break and some other children keep trying to take the ball. 

Friday Quiz!

Can you name the ten brands and the ten items that have been magnified?

Our Family Mission Statements

Phases of the Moon

Computing 3.7.2020

Today you are going to use Scratch to design your own Google logo.

Click the picture below to be taken to the activity and follow the instructions.

Drawing 3.7.2020

As we approach the summer holidays many of us will be heading off and days out and we will get to experience the beauty of nature. Today you are going to draw something you may visit or have visited already - a waterfall!

Click the picture for your step by step guide.


Today I would like you to use the phrases to create some basic conversations between the people in the pictures. If you want to complete the animal sheet too please do.

PE 1.7.2020

It is time to complete your circuit again -let's see if those scores can go up.

If you haven't had a go yet everything you need is below.

RE 29.6.2020

Today is the feast day of St Peter & St Paul.

These two Saints lived very different lives but ultimately gave their lives to following God.

Your task today is to carry out some research in to the lives of St Peter & St Paul.

You can choose how you present your work.


History of Music (29.6.2020)

Today we look at the third period from our timeline 

The Classical Period

Work through the power point and then produce a piece of work about one of the periods famous composers.

In the power point it asks you to listen to some of the famous pieces of this time - there is a link below for each.

Horn Concerto No 4       Clarinet Concerto

Bassoon Concerto     Fur Elise

Moonlight Sonata

Drawing 30.6.2020

We all know about Neil Armstrong's famous walk on the moon in 1969 so today you will have a go at drawing this famous world event.

Click on the picture to follow your guide.

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." (Neil Armstrong)

Drawing 2.7.2020

Today you will create a space themed picture. 

You can click the picture to follow the video or get really creative and design your own.

I look forward to seeing what you create.