St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

Year 5


Time Traveller

We have been looking at how things have changed over time. We have done our own research on different household items to see how they began and how they have changed to what we use today. We have been learning about different artists including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali and how they depicted time in their work. We have created our own artwork in the style of them.

Scream Machine

We have done lots of science experiments to find out which forces work on rollercoasters and have different effects. We worked on designing our own theme parks and finding routes to theme parks around the country. We also compared lots of different rides and found out about how they work.


RE- Ourselves

Year 5 have been exploring the RE Topic ‘Ourselves’ and have reflected on their qualities and skills and have explored how they can use them effectively. 



Stargazers topic

Year 5 have loved researching our Solar System within our ‘Stargazers’ topic and have enjoyed writing their own Space RAP!




‘Year 5 have been using the Numicon to help them understand decimals’ 


Year Five are having full class music lessons today with some instruments called 'Doods' which are beginner clarinets.   The teacher, Mrs. Hart, taught us how to hold and blow them properly this week and, with her help, most of us managed to play the note B.  We're looking forward to next week when we will learn more about music notation and how to play the note A.


St Thérèse of Lisieux

We looked at St Thérèse of Lisieux in one of our class acts of worship and the two girls put together a lovely focus area Thant helped us to think about St Thérèse.


The Golden Mile



Year five’s topic for this term is Stargazers. To start us off with this, we visited Cleethorpes Observatoy which is a short walk away from school. We were given a talk about the night sky and had a look at the different telescopes. Some of the children were even allowed to turn the handle that makes the roof rotate. It was a great introduction to the topic. 




Gainsborough Old Hall


Afternoon Tea with Mrs Pollard


Spring 2018

Barnados workshop


Number Day


Egyptian Dancing


RE- Understanding Unity


Autumn 2017

 Advent Liturgy

 Lab Rascals & EON

  Indoor Athletics

  Problem Solving

 Making Sherbert


End of topic showcase - Stargazers










  Marriage Re-enactment



 PE Human Orrery






   Moon phases





 Cleethorpes Observatory


Autumn 2016

At St Josephs we have implemented a new approach to learning spellings. In year 5 we have been enjoying our spelling sessions and the results of our weekly spelling tests are reflecting the success of these sessions. In the photographs the children were working together to put our weekly words in order of which words they found easiest or hardest to spell and we discuss the outcomes and reasons as a class.

"I love the spellings it is a great way of children wanting to learn spellings and it is fun." Annie

"I think that the new spelling sessions will improve my spellings and make all of us more intelligent and it's very fun." Stephen




Diary dates