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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    Welcome to

    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

    We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

    Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

    Year 5

    Welcome to Year 5!

     

    All teachers will post information about their class to the 'Latest News'. Updates will also be sent via 'The School App'. Instructions on how to download our app, can be found under the 'Parents' tab. 

     

    Photos are displayed for each class in the 'Gallery'. These can be found under the 'Gallery' tab. Photos will be accompanied with a written description of what the children have been doing in class that week. 

     

    The four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales inform our teaching. Our learning experiences enable our pupils to be:

     

    • ambitious, capable learners who undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives
    • enterprising, creative contributors who give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit and are ready to play a full part in life and work
    • ethical, informed citizens who show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
    • healthy, confident individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

     

    Literacy and Spellings

     

    We understand the importance of literacy skills and their use within the wider world.  As part of your child's literacy lessons, they will be learning to spell words relating to specific patterns each week in class.  

     

    The children will be tested on their spellings throughout the year. Spellings and test dates are shown at the bottom of the page. The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test. 

     

     

    PE

     

    PE will take place every . Please make sure you bring your kit and suitable footwear. 

     

    Expectations

     

    Bug Club

    It is expected that the children use Bug Club to support to developing their reading skills at home. Books have been assigned to each child and can be accessed using under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

    Mathletics

    Children also have access to Mathletics. which is an online learning resource which supports the development of mathematical skills at home. Children are expected to make use of this resource on an weekly basis and work their way through the challenges assigned to them. A link to the site can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below.  

     

    The link below lists all Mathletics curriculum activities associated with each Wales course, and demonstrates how these fit within the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Wales.

     

    Please work through each activity for your year group. There are 1000+ activities available to ensure you can continue to develop your mathematics skills at home. The school invests in Mathletics to provide all learners with access to relevant content that will reinforce their learning and challenge them to go to the next level.

     

    Course are supported with activities, eBooks, rich tasks and other resources. By fully engaging with all that Mathletics has to offer, no additional resources are required to develop your maths skills at home. We do however, recommend that children engage with past papers to familiarise themselves with the types of questions they may see in their tests.

     

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    Hwb

    At St. Joseph's R.C. Primary School, we use Hwb, which is a collection of online tools provided by the Welsh Government, to develop digital skills. Hwb also provides the children with access to Encyclopedia Britannica, should they need to carry out research at home. Tools which support the children in developing their maths, literacy and programming skills are also accessible via the site. 

     

    Elements of the ‘My St. Josephs’ umbrella, which was introduced in 2018, are completed using one of the tools available within Hwb.  The umbrella comprises of ‘My Virtues’, ‘My Targets’, ‘My Voice’, ‘My Way’ and ‘My Challenge’. These are known as the ‘5 MYs’ and every child’s learning journey in Key Stage 2 will be evidenced through these. 


    My Virtues’ and ‘My Targets’ are both completed independently by the children on Hwb, using Microsoft Teams. These are to be updated throughout the year as part of their homework.

     

    Microsoft Teams (accessed within Hwb and Office 365) is used as our main tool for developing digital skills and facilitating online collaboration within our school. Homework will often be set via the 'Assignments' tab. 

     

    A link to Hwb, can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

    Useful Links

    Other Useful Information

    Spellings and Test Dates

    The children will be tested on their spellings every Monday throughout the year.

    The date of each test and the spellings they will be tested on are shown below in the table.

    The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test.

    21/09/20

    28/09/20

    05/10/20

    12/10/20

    19/10/20

    02/11/20

    09/11/20

    11/11/19

    16/11/20

    23/11/20

    30/11/20

    07/12/20

    14/12/20

    04/01/21

    11/01/21

    18/01/21

    catch

    hatch

    latch

    match

    patch

    thatch

    watch

    sketch

    fetch

    stretch

    whale

    what

    wheat

    when

    where

    whether

    which

    while

    Whine

    whisker

    wad

    wallet

    wand

    wander

    want

    was

    wash

    wasp

    watch

    swab

    knee

    kneel

    knew

    knickers

    knight

    knit

    knives

    knob

    knock

    knot

    wrap

    wrapper

    wreck

    wrestle

    wriggle

    wrinkle

    wrist

    write

    wrong

    answer

    quality

    quantity

    quarter

    queen

    queer

    quench

    query

    question

    quick

    quiet

    cinema

    circle

    circuit

    circular

    circus

    citizen

    city

    cease

    cell

    cellar

    face

    palace

    place

    race

    space

    surface

    trace

    dice

    ice

    nice

    giant

    ginger

    giraffe

    general

    genius

    gentle

    geometry

    gesture

    gymnasium

    gypsy

    choice

    voice

    rejoice

    android

    avoid

    spoil

    spoilt

    toilet

    ointment

    joint

    sauce

    saucer

    fault

    haul

    Autumn

    trauma

    haunt

    launch

    laundry

    taunt

    eager

    appear

    disappear

    decrease

    increase

    reason

    season

    treason

    breathe

    creature

    early

    earn

    earth

    earthquake

    earthworm

    heard

    pearl

    rehearse

    research

    search

    affair

    afraid

    against

    bargain

    Britain

    certain

    complain

    curtain

    despair

    entertain

    fountain

    mountain

    obtain

    praise

    raise

    refrain

    remain

    repair

    straight

    traipse

    damage

    danger

    angel

    digest

    emergency

    energy

    engineer

    imagine

    intelligent

    legend

    25/01/21

    01/02/21

    08/02/21

    22/02/21

    01/03/21

    08/03/21

    15/03/21

    22/03/21

    12/04/21

    19/04/21

    26/04/21

    03/05/21

    10/05/21

    17/05/21

    24/05/21

    07/06/21

    bluffs

    cliffs

    cuffs

    puffs

    sniffs

    stuffs

    calves

    elves

    halves

    knives

    cuckoos

    igloos

    kangaroos

    tattoos

    zoos

    banjos

    duos

    pianos

    piccolos

    solos

    abbeys

    birthdays

    boys

    chimneys

    cowboys

    days

    donkeys

    jerseys

    jockeys

    journeys

    armies

    babies

    berries

    buggies

    centuries

    cities

    countries

    diaries

    dictionaries

    enemies

    comfortably

    cuddly

    gently

    grumbly

    horribly

    miserably

    possibly

    probably

    simply

    sparkly

    angrily

    clumsily

    easily

    happily

    heavily

    hungrily

    lazily

    luckily

    merrily

    noisily

    fatter

    planner

    shredder

    winner

    spinner

    skipper

    swimmer

    beginner

    thinner

    fitter

    angrier

    busier

    chillier

    clumsier

    cosier

    crazier

    dirtier

    funnier

    happier

    healthier

    angriest

    busiest

    chilliest

    clumsiest

    cosiest

    craziest

    dirtiest

    Funniest

    Happiest

    Healthiest

    bouncing

    calculating

    celebrating

    competing

    composing

    damaging

    dancing

    deciding

    decreasing

    exploring

    beginning

    chatting

    clapping

    cutting

    digging

    dragging

    dropping

    flapping

    getting

    grabbing

    applies

    bullies

    cries

    denies

    fries

    lies

    replies

    relies

    qualifies

    satisfies

    Applied

    Bullied

    Cried

    Denied

    Fried

    Lied

    Replied

    Relied

    Qualified

    Satisfied

    Spied

    Supplied

    Tried

    carried

    Hurried

    Married

    Scurried

    Tidied

    Varied

    Worried

    Exploited

    Obtained

    Remained

    Repaired

    Bounced

    Cemented

    Complained

    Damaged

    Danced

    Decided

    Decreased

    Entertained

    imagined

    increased

    Measured

    Practised

    Refused

    Treasured

    Whistled

    Wriggled

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