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in the footsteps of Jesus'

St Joseph's RC Primary School

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Gandhi Class

Hello, and welcome to Gandhi Class’ page!

I am Ms. Clarke and I am the Year 5 teacher. I shall be working alongside Mr Boulton this year.

Homework is given out every Friday, and is to be submitted by Wednesday. Please do let me know in advance of Wednesday if you have encountered any problems, so that we can work together to solve them. Reading every night is a vital part of improving a child's performance in school, and I look forward to hearing all about the stories that have captured year 5's imagination.

We have two tests a week. Spellings are given out on Monday to be learned by Friday, and we also have a mental maths test on Friday to make sure our times and division tables are up to scratch.

If you want to know about the topics we will be covering in the curriculum this year, you can find them on the term page.

PE is on Wednesday and Friday, please ensure that your child's kit is in school.

I am very excited for the year ahead, and look forward to getting to know you all in the coming months. 



Year 5 Spring

In Literacy we will be writing stories about issues facing young people today, allowing children to explore and express moral ideas that are important to them. We will also be writing persuasive letters to encourage us to express ourselves articulately and passionately!


In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on multiple step problem solving.  


In History we will be learning all about the ancient Shang Dynasty and exploring this fascinating civilisation.


In Geography we will be learning about sustainable energy and how to develop homes that prepare us for a changing future.


 In RE we will be learning about famous missions given to humans by God. In addition we will explore the holy sacrament of the Eucharist. 


In Science we will be exploring chemistry and learning about the properties of materials - and what we can do to change them.


In Art we will be learning about still life art and how to make observational drawings with texture and tone.


In DT we will be planning and creating mini gardens, designing for form and function.


In Computing we will be studying how to use computing software to design buildings and make architects plans.


In PE we will be working on a range of invasion games, improving our team work and practicing a range of sporting skills. Our PE days will be on Wednesday and Friday.


In addition there will be French lessons taking place on Thursday.