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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus



Year 4's Transition                 

Here you will find the Transition information and activities ready for Y5. Have a lovely summer and I look forward to seeing you all in September. 

Transition Information

Time Capsule

Animal Portrait

Positive Affirmations Fortune Teller

St Joseph's Prayers and Mass Responses

Year 4 Summer English Activity Booklet Questions

Year 4 Summer English Activity Booklet Answers

Year 4 Summer Themed Maths Booklet Questions

Year 4 Summer Themed Maths Booklet Answers



Home Learning

Please find the Weekly overview for your Home Learning here:

Y5 Home Learning 13.7.20.

Previous overviews:

Y5 Home Learning 6.7.20.

Y5 Home Learning 29.6.20.

Y5 Home Learning 22.6.20

Y5 Home Learning 15.6.20

Y5 Home Learning 8.6.20

Y5 Home Learning 1.6.20 


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.


 Please see Google Classroom for more details about your home learning tasks. 

 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.


Summer Reading Challenge 2020

 Despite library's still being closed, this year's Summer Reading Challenge is now available as a virtual challenge.  The virtual challenge enables children to read any books (not just library books) and decide their own challenge and collect virtual rewards along the way.  Children can signup NOW at:

More information: Summer Reading Challenge 2020

St Joseph's Virtual Sports Day! 

Congratulations to St Clare's (KS1) and St Francis (KS2) for winning the St Joseph's Virtual Sports Day 2020!




Continue to read daily. Please follow the link to find the suggested books for Year 5.       Y5 reading list 

Bugclub is also currently available using previous passwords  

Audible is free for kids books while school are closed. This will help develop children's love of books and expression.


Continue to revise previous spelling rules and Y3-Y6 spelling lists.

Please see Google Classroom for videos linked to our spelling rules.

Use these websites to support Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation:


Continue practicing Times Table Rockstars.

The BBC supermovers website has a great range of times tables songs as well as lots of other active learning lessons.

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: Learned & Wise

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

Keep up to date at:

You can still tune in to live, streamed masses using the link below.

The document below contains a wide range of bible readings - linking to the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. There are questions at the end of each reading to support discussion and understanding of what they have read. 



The body coach (Joe Wicks) is doing a daily PE lesson for children on his Youtube channel (free to subscribe), Monday-Friday at 9am. He also has lots of workouts for kids on there too.

JC Academy also have some at home PE sessions -

Also see the Lichfield & Burntwood School Games, weekly challenge above. 

Additional websites

Discovery Espresso (all subjects.) Use login on Google Classroom for the ICT coding units.

BBC Bitesize (all subjects)



For more photos see our twitter account - 


Spring 2020

Science - Space

 This term Y5 have been learning about 'Space.' During British Science week we used our maths knowledge to compare the sizes of planets and their distance from the Sun. We then created our own model 'Solar System.'





Look at our fantastic planet posters!



World Book Day 2020

 Y5 enjoyed a day of celebrating our love of books. We enjoyed sharing our book reviews and reading to Early Years.



Topic Week - Brazil

Y5 had a great time learning about Brazil. We found Brazil on maps and its surrounding counties. We learnt about the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation. As Rio is known for its carnivals, we designed and made our own carnival float / moving toy. 




PE - The Haka

  We had a great time learning the Haka in dance! We have even added our own dance moves. Do we look fierce and in unison?  


English - The Highwayman Poem

 This term Y5 have read the 'Highwayman' Poem. They learnt parts of the poem for a class performance and even made up their own ending. 


Science - Materials

This term Y5 are learning about materials and their properties. We have carried out an experiment to see which material is the best insulator. 


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.