St Joseph's Rotherhithe

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 Mrs Garofalo and Mr. Wilcocks this year. I look forward to working with you and your children this year! Please do look through our diary at all the exciting things we are getting up to 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 am excited to hear 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 Kits

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday, please ensure that your child's kit is in school throughout the week so that we can take advantage of guest teachers, good weather, and other opportunities for sport and fitness that will occur throughout the term. 


  Alchemy Island Gallery





 Stargazers Gallery








 Yearly Overview


Curriculum Information

Year 5 Spring

In Literacy we will be writing non-chronological reports! Year 5 will be writing detailed texts on a range of wacky and wonderful beasts that have captured our imagination!


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


 In RE we will be learning about how God has a mission for each of us and how we can fulfill these in many different ways.


 Our Class Topic is: Stargazers


In Geography we will be learning about creating maps and how our insect life is being impacted by climate change!

 In Science we will learn all about humans and other animals. Classification and life cycles are vital parts of understanding the range of exciting minibeasts all around our classroom!

 In Art Year 5 will be creating detailed watercolour paintings of a range of insects, learning all about sketching and layering techniques

In ICT we will begin to look at coding websites of our own!

  In PE we will be working on our dance skills and creating routines using canon and unison motions. Our PE days will be on Thursday.


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