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in the footsteps of Jesus'

St Joseph's RC Primary School

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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 Miss Medcalf this year.

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 look forward to hearing 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 is on Wednesday and Friday, please ensure that your child's kit is in school.

I am very excited for the year ahead, and look forward to getting to know you all in the coming months. 



Year 5 Summer

In Literacy we will be writing debates and making use of our oratory skills, later on in the year we will also sharpen our pens to write exciting adventure stories!


In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on multiple step problem solving.  


 In RE we will be learning about Pentecost. In addition we will explore the relationship between freedom and responsibility. We'll also learn about Islam and the festival of Ramadan.

 Our Class Topic is: Plagues, Princes and Pestilence

In History we will be learning all about 14th Century London and the plague that swept through our nation!


In Geography we will be learning about the routes the plague took to travel to us and learn about the trade relationships between the different European nations at the time.


In Science we will be exploring bacteria and infections! We will look at the life cycle of some plague carriers and learn about the parts of plants that were used as medicine in the 1300s.


In Art we will be learning about the tradition of heraldry and make our own family coat of arms!


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 Wednesday and Friday.


In addition there will be PSHE lessons taking place on Wednesday.