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

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

Class News (3.2.23)


This has been another busy week and I can’t believe how it’s flown by. The highlight for us all was yesterday and our Class Assembly. The theme was the Presentation of the Lord which is also known as Candlemas and it’s always held on 2nd February. Philip and Aanya played their flutes to welcome the audience to their seats and then everyone introduced our assembly and took us through the story. A passage from St Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 2, verses 22 – 40 was read out and then we acted out the story of Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus to Simeon in the Temple with a narration.  We showed that Christians recognise Jesus as the light that came into the world to enlighten all nations and guide them on their way to God. Afterwards, we lit candles to remind everyone of Simeon’s words about Jesus and to remember children from all the different continents of the world.

Finally, we sang one of our favourite - and very appropriate – hymns: ‘Shine, Jesus, Shine’.  Michael played the piano at the end of the Assembly as the parents went to congratulate us on a very lovely Assembly. Well done Year 5!


For the rest of the week, we’ve been practising long multiplication of 2-digit by i-digit numbers and 2-digit by 2-digit numbers as well as challenging ourselves with higher numbers.  In English we’re continuing to read our exciting suspense story ‘The Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Ho-Yen and discussing the main character and how he discovers the strange events at the beginning of the book. We’ve had a visit from Father John as well to talk about our Diocese and the role of the Bishop.  In Geography we’ve been examining and writing about some of the wonders of North America – both physical and man-made.


This afternoon the whole school took part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenges. Across KS2 the activities ranged from building marshmallow catapults, a roller coaster, testing the flight of handmade paper aeroplanes and helicopters and building balloon cars to race. Please see below some of the roller coasters that were built.  We all had great fun and enjoyed the challenge of testing our STEM skills.


Many congratulations to our Writer and Stars of the Week. Have a good weekend and I’ll see you back in school on Monday for our final week before half-term.  Take care and stay safe.


Best wishes

Mrs Howard