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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!


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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. 


 Yearly Overview


Curriculum Information

Year 5 Autumn

In Literacy we will be writing Newspaper Articles! Year 5 will be reporting on a range of exciting events, right at the cutting edge of St Joseph's news!


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 the importance of waiting patiently and preparing ourselves for the joyful celebration of Jesus' birth.


 Our Class Topic is: Stargazers


In History we will be learning about the exciting era of the Cold War and the Space Race that took countries to the stars!

 In Science we will learn all about outer space, our planet, and our solar system! We'll explore the principles of gravity and discover how to make craters of our own.

 In DT Year 5 is going to work hard to design a rocket for launch! Have we thought about suitable materials? How can we use our knowledge of forces to make launch day a huge success?

In ICT we will become code breakers and learn all about the secret codes that keep our information safe, transferable, and digital!

  In PE we will be working on a range of invasion games, improving our team work and practicing a range of sporting skills. Our PE days will be on Thursday.


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