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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus




Friday 22nd November

Due in Wednesday 27th November

As preparation for Y6, Y5 will be receiving homework weekly, to support their learning this year. Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. This will allow time for homework to be marked. This will also often be done in class together.

Homework will consist of spellings to learn; daily reading and times tables to practice; a Maths activity; and English based task.
At times there may only be one English or Maths activity set depending on the task (for example an extended piece of writing or longer test paper).

Homework presentation

Please ensure that you follow the school presentation rules in the same way that you would in your school books. 

Please refer to the homework section of the website for further information.

Children must now be using joined up handwriting in all writing task. Please support this when completing homework.



At the Reading workshop last week, the text 'Wolf Man' was given to the children. Write the second part to this story. What do you think will happen to Peter's brother during the next full moon? Remember to plan your chapter and use the Y5 writing mat (shown below). Can you include in Y5 spellings? 

Complete the reading test (SATS 2017) working with your child and return by Christmas.

Continue to read daily, use bug club and practice handwriting.

Use this website to support Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation:




Spellings (spelling tests will take place on Wednesday)

Spelling rule: Endings which sound like /shus/ spelt –cious or –tious

Not many common words end like this.

If the root word ends in –ce, the /ʃ/ sound is usually spelt as c – e.g. vice – vicious, grace – gracious, space – spacious, malice – malicious. Exception: anxious.

E.G. vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious / ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious


Continue to revise Y3/ Y4 spellings and begin to look at Y5 / Y6 spelling lists. 




Complete the 'MyMaths' online activities. 

Continue practicing Times Table Rockstars.

Remember to work through the MyMaths lessons to support class work.

Other websites to support Maths learning.


Please work through the 'Ten:Ten' monthly newsletter together. 

Discuss our Value & Virtue for this half term: Attentive & Discerning

Attentive to their experience and the their vocation; and

Discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices. 



Year 5 have recently set up their own Google accounts which they can now use at home. To log on go onto the Google homepage. In the top right corner click either 'sign in' or 'gmail'. The username (no capitals or spaces) is the child's first name and initial of last name followed by:                                           Children have created their own passwords. E-mail is not available but children will be able to access G-drive and Google classroom. We have begun classwork using these and homework will follow. Links to classwork or spelling rules may also be uploaded here and children informed when. 


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Autumn 2019

Alton Castle Retreat

What a fantastic time Y5 had at Alton Castle on their residential. The theme for this Catholic Retreat was 'Discipleship.' The class took part in many different physical and team building activities. During which they had time to reflect thinking about our 'Values and Virtues' and how we can follow Jesus' footsteps. We also helped lead Mass in St John's Church next to the castle. 




Meal time










Rock Climbing


Creative Homework Presentations

Well done to everyone who has completed their Anglo-Saxon research projects and presented them to the class. 





We have been learning about place value, comparing numbers and rounding. Use this rap to help you remember how to round numbers. 




This term we have looked at the short film 'The Piano' by Aidan Gibbons that uses flashbacks to tell the story. We have discussed the character's feelings at different points and how the film creates a particular atmosphere and mood. 





Y5 have been planning and presenting their own collective worship sessions thinking about the theme, stories, prayers, reflections and prayer table objects to include.  



This term Y5 are looking at creation stories and prayers. 

'God created man in his own image' Genesis 1:27

What does this mean? - God is good. Everyone is different but we can all reflect his goodness and are special in many different ways. 





Can you feel the force?

We have been learning about forces around us, including gravity. Y5 loved learning about Isaac Newton and his role in discovering gravity and how it affects the planets. 



We have been using force meters to measure the mass (in grams) and weight (the gravitational force in Newtons) of different objects. We also identified the pattern - gravity pulls objects with a force of 1N for every 100g.  




We also investigated how different surfaces can change the distance an object travels. We discussed if the friction was increased or decreased and how we know. 




Air Resistance

We have learnt about air resistance and how parachutes work. We then made our own parachutes to test and compare the air resistance.