St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Five

In our class we enjoy learning about a variety of topics and developing skills across all curriculum subjects.  Our daily RE, Maths and English learning form the core of our timetable and help us make links to our other subjects and provide the foundations we need to build on.

Maths Meetings

Every morning at 8.45am we will begin our day with maths meetings, during this time we will practise lots of interesting maths facts and consolidate our knowledge and understanding of: place value, days of the week, months of the year, number bonds, table facts, fractions, measurements, telling the time

 A prompt start to the day is really important so that our maths meetings can begin on time.

Learning

Our Current class novel is Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl. Year Five have wrote some beautiful descriptive pieces on the famous chocolate room in the factory and created some amazing newspaper articles based on Charlie Bucket’s lucky find of the golden ticket. We have delved deeper into the origins of chocolate and explored the life of a Mayan civilisation. By the end of this topic our mission is to design, create and evaluate our own chocolate bar, developing branding and hopefully sell them at the end of term to pupils, parents and teachers. 

In our RE topic of “Mission” we have explored the life of a priest and the important role he plays in a catholic community. We also have been looking at the important mission we have as pupils of St Joseph’s in our local community.

During PE this term Year Five are enjoying developing their gymnastic and golf skills with Mr Kay from Dinnington High School in preparation for the festival at the end of term. Superbly, Year Five finished 4th in the basketball South Yorkshire finals earlier this term! During “Real PE” sessions Year Five are working hard on developing their social skills when working in groups. 

We have also covered the topics of: Ancient Egypt: Be Inspired- Howard Carter and Around the World – Spain,  We are really looking forward to our geography topic in summer 1 and our art topic in Summer 2. Class story time is a really important time of our school day and we have enjoyed a range of books as a class and are currently enjoying “The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Q. Raúf”  we have loved sharing this together at the end of each day.”

Reading

All children have a book that they can read at home. Once the children are fluent readers, they are encouraged to read one of the great books from the book corner in the classroom closely matched to the lexile level they are reading at.

Homework

Reading is the main focus for our all our children and we would ask all our families to spend time each evening reading a great bedtime story to your child as this is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. 

Homework is set on a Thursday and returned the following Tuesday for marking. Homework includes daily reading, spelling and table fact practise.

Exciting Events

In the Autumn term we are looking forward to an exciting visit from a theatre company, a whole school visit to the pantomime in December and storytelling session from the library.

Further details about these will be sent home shortly.

Get in Touch

As your child’s class teacher, it is my aim to work in partnership with parents to provide and excellent experience for your child. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. The best way to do this is to see me in the playground after school, send a message via ClassDojo or to telephone school to arrange an appointment on 01909 550123.