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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Class News (20.1.23)

We’ve had another busy week in Year 5!  In Maths we’ve been ordering and comparing fractions with the same denominator and then with denominators that are multiples of the same number. Our English lessons have focused on finishing our acrostic animal poems based on the book The Lost Words”. We’ve had fun creating verses full of figurative language using a range of metaphors and similes. On Thursday we had a lovely treat when we attended a Zoom workshop with the writer Robin Price. He held a master class with us and other primary schools to help our creative writing skills.  He chose to set the writing task in the Viking era which was perfect for us as we’re studying the Vikings in our History topic. He gave us lots of ideas for our writing and we’re looking forward to trying them out very soon!


In History we’re investigating what Britain was like before the first Viking invasion.  We used our previous learning in Year 4 about the Romans to help us understand what the country must have been like as they left and which tribes from Europe invaded south and east coasts of England to take their place.  These invaders became known at the Anglo Saxons and they were affected by the Viking raids for many years. In Science we continued investigating the properties of different materials by testing them for hardness, permeability, magnetism, flexibility and transparency.


This weekend sees the start of the Chinese (or Lunar) New Year and we designed and created New Year cards decorated with origami rabbits since it’s the Year of the Rabbit.  We showed our lovely cards to the rest of the school this morning at a special Chinese New Year Assembly.  Each year group showed the crafts they had made to celebrate this Festival and a Year 2 pupil described how she and her family celebrate their Chinese New Year at home. 


Many congratulations to our Stars and writer of the Week. Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you back in school on Monday.

Best wishes

Mrs Howard