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

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

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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

16/11/20

23/11/20

30/11/20

07/12/20

14/12/20

04/12/20

11/01/21

18/01/21

25/01/21

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

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

14/06/21

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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