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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 Michael Morpurgo Class!


Teacher: Mr Bawn   

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Panayi


Hi Year 5 and welcome to a new year of exciting learning at St Joseph's!


We hope you have had a fantastic holiday. Both Mrs Panayi and I cannot wait to get started with you all in Year 5! This is going to be our designated class page. On here, you will be able to find all relevant information about our learning, homework, trips etc. If there is anything on here you are unclear on, please come and see one of us in class and we will be happy to help. 


As I have said below, your homework this year will be posted on google classroom each week to help minimalise our carbon footprint, and to help save the environment. If you are struggling to see this, come and speak to one of us in class and we will be happy to help you.


We cannot wait to see you when we return to school on Thursday 2nd September, where we will be learning about our new project of 'World War II'.


Take care and stay safe,

Mr Bawn and Mrs Panayi


Contacting Us

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are still unable to allow parents direct face-to-face contact with teachers. Therefore, the best way to contact the year 5 team is by either contacting the office, to which they will pass any messages on, or emailing via:

We still ask that parents respect the 'cone system' in the playground at the end of the day and to still wear a mask when on the school premises. This is to keep both staff and parents safe. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


Reading Books
All children have a reading book and a reading record diary that they are asked to take home and share with parents and carers. When they have read their book, children are able to change them when they arrive at school each morning. Please sign your name and feel free to write any comment each time you listen to your child read, and also when they have completed their book. Please try and listen to your child read daily at home.

Home Learning

Maths and English home learning is handed out every Monday and needs to be handed back in to the class teacher on the following Monday; Spellings are set on Friday and are due back the following Friday when the children will be tested on them. ALL homework will now be posted on google classroom to help environmental costs. As part of home learning, Year 5 are expected to complete activities and challenges via the Times Tables Rock Stars and Reading Eggs websites. One Reading Egg challenge must be completed per month and Times Tables Rock Stars challenges weekly.


Home Learning if your child is well but isolating:

Children can use the National Oak Academy daily lessons:


They can use Times Tables Rockstars for additional learning.



Our PE days for the Autumn term are TUESDAY and FRIDAY. The Friday slot will be swimming, starting on the week beginning 13th September.  Children can now come to school wearing their PE kit for the day on PE days. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for this.  No jewellery is permitted.  Click on the link below to find out more information about our uniform.



Music with Kingston Music Service (KMS)

This year, the children will be learning how to play the ukulele, delivered weekly by KMS. This will be starting on Tuesday 21st September. Ukuleles will be provided by the school. Children may be asked to take ukuleles home in order to practice material learnt in class. These MUST be returned to school every Tuesday ready for their ukulele lessons.  


Medium Term Plans

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint 2021/22

Year 5 had a fun first day back completing the legendary 'Egg Drop'. On their tables, the children had to work in teams to ensure they created a design which went around their group egg. Their design was then put to the test, with each team having their egg dropped from a height of 3 metres and each team had to see if their egg cracked or survived! Each team showed great teamwork and creativity during the activity!

Year 5 have been showing us some of their fantastic holiday projects which have been put on display around the school. Well done Year 5!

Year 5 learning ukuleles with Mr Reeman

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Learning the G, C, E and A strings with Mr Reeman for ukuleles

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Year 5 created their very own 'Odd Sock Puppets' for Anti-Bullying Week!

Links Within Website

Look at what we have been learning about.