Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. This year we will continue to build upon the fantastic work the children have already done throughout their time at St.Joseph's.  We strive to have high standards and provide the children with exciting learning opportunities that both engage and enthuse them.

To find out more about learning in Year 5, please see our class newsletter and the curriculum page of our website.




Throughout the year, we will be teaching about Revelation, The Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. We aim to engage and equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and belief to be good citizens within the local and universal community, drawing inspiration from Divine Revelation, including the whole world around them.


In English, we will be exploring a range of different text-types and genres, before giving the children opportunities to apply their skills in producing their own, similar pieces of writing.

We’ll also be working hard to widen our knowledge of grammar and how to use a range of punctuation accurately.  We’ll continue to follow our spelling programme which will include bringing spellings home to continue memorising the patterns. Do please ask your children about them, or speak to me if they appear to not have any. It will be rectified immediately!


In addition this year we will have a weekly challenge for the most improved handwriting and presentation of the week. The children understand that sometimes it may be necessary to re-write a piece of work to demonstrate greater progress if we just put our minds to it.



In maths, we will continue to develop the children's skills in arithmetic, problem solving and reasoning. This will be a feature of each topic throughout the year.

Practising times tables this year will focus on brushing up 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s and 4s. We are moving on to 6s and 8s quite quickly, so any minutes you can spare at home would be most helpful.



Mr S Ingham


 Class Notices

Accelerated Reader

Children are to read their book at home each night (for at least 20 minutes). Once they have read and understood their book they will take a reading quiz in school. Please keep up to date with your child’s reading record online.

Times Table Rockstars

Every child is able to log on to this website from home, which is a fun way to help children practise their times tables.


PE takes place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Please remember full, clearly labelled PE kits should be in school for those days. No jewellery is allowed.

"Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn."