All children have a reading book and a reading record diary that they are encouraged 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 is handed out every Wednesday and needs to be handed back in to the class teacher on the following Monday. As part of home learning, year 5 are expected to complete activities and challenges via the Mathletics and Reading Eggs websites. One Reading Egg challenge must be completed per month and Times Tables Rock Stars challenges weekly.
Please ensure children have their full kits in school on these days. No jewellery is permitted. After Christmas, the children will have swimming on Friday mornings. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for this. Click on the link below to find out more information about our uniform.
Due to the temporary closure of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Y5 will not be swimming until at least the end of January. Therefore, FirstForSport will be delivering PE lessons on Tuesday PM and Thursday AM to compensate. We will keep you updated with further information as soon as we know.
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 Wednesday 19th September at 9:00am. The children have been given forms regarding the ukuleles and taking them home to practice. Please could you ensure your child's forms are completed and returned to school ASAP.
On their first day in Year 5, the children were presented with the 'Egg Drop Challenge'. This required the children to work in teams to create a design which ensured their egg could land safely when dropped from 3m high!
Year 5 had a fantastic time looking at and examining World War II artifacts! Gas masks, ration books, helmets, bullets, guns and even bombs were brought in for the children to look at and make notes on.
Year 5 helped St Joseph's welcome in the Harvest season with a wonderful assembly.
Year 5 had a fantastic time visiting the Imperial War Museum in London. Check out the photos below!
Year 5 were privileged to have John Merrigan and his sisters visit the class on Thursday 17th October. John's father was the school caretaker from 1933, serving at the school during WWII. John and his sisters came to talk to the children about the school, and Kingston, during WWII.
Year 5 delivered their first in class 'Collective Worship' on love, linked to our term theme of 'Life Choices'. Well done to the CAT team and readers who helped.
Year 5 were honoured to have Simone Kay visit the classroom to help us create and make our own Roman-themed mosaic mirrors. The children had a fantastic time and cannot wait to show the school their designs!
Year 5 were 'fortunate' enough to be paid a visit by the Rt. Hon Judge Bawn! Year 5 have been debating whether it is a good idea to sail around the world or not, based on our class book 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. Judge Bawn oversaw proceedings in class, with all children observing the rules of the court room exceptionally well!
On Wednesday afternoon, Connie showed Year 5 something amazing! She managed to solve a Rubix Cube in 1 minute and 33 seconds!! The whole class were absolutely stunned at this achievement, making this the fastest time Connie has ever solved a Rubix Cube in. Well done Connie, a fantastic achievement!
Year 5 had a great time exploring the Tate Modern art gallery, whilst also completing their own art themed activity! Check out the photos below!
World Book Day! Year 5 had a fantastic time celebrating WBD with various activities, including 'sharing a million stories' with year 1!