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

Class News (4.11.22)

Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn term in Year 5!  It’s been a busy and productive week.


Thank you to everyone who has brought in their wonderful Home Learning projects for our Science and Ancient Egypt topics so far. The deadline for your work to be completed by is the 14th November and I’m looking forward to publishing some photos on our class page after that to celebrate your work with the rest of the school and your families. 


In Maths this week we’ve been multiplying and dividing numbers including decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and I’m really impressed with how well you’re getting to grips with using your place value grids to help you move digits to the left to multiply.  Next week we’ll be revising how to divide and move digits to the right before we move onto multiples, factors and prime numbers in readiness for our work on written methods for multiplication and division.


In English we revised adverbials of time, place and manner as well as planning and writing a non-chronological report on our own creature based on ‘The Monsterology Handbook’.  You enjoyed drawing your creatures and writing notes about their appearance, habitat and diet before writing up your reports using paragraphs


We finished our Science topic on Earth and Space this week by doing some excellent research on the planets in our solar system and our next one is all about Forces. We completed some lovely watercolour paintings this week in the style of Hannah Dunnett for a whole school display on Remembrance which you’ll be able to see in the school hall next week.


Father John visited our class today to support our new RE topic on Life Choices and we asked him lots of questions about his own mission and commitment to his faith and the Church. It was very interesting and we found it very helpful for our own work.


Have a good weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week for our Remembrance activities and Class Mass at St Joseph’s church.


Best wishes Mrs Howard.