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Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!


A warm welcome to the children, parents and friends of Year 5 for 2019-20! 



Home reading books and diaries should come into school EVERY day.

Everyday, we have a house team challenge. The children are required to tick off their name when they hand their reading book and diary in. Every time the whole house team has theirs in, they get a house point each. 

This has proven to encourage them to work as team and be responsible for each other as well as themselves. Sadly, some teams are missing out regularly because of the same children. If you think this might be you, please support your team and get those green house points. 


In Year 5, homework should be handed in every FRIDAY. 


The children are collecting stamps for each of the red section of their homework challenge sheet. 

They have until Easter to collect all 10 needed. 

To collect the stamp, it should be clear that they have read the task to complete it correctly AND it should be clear that they have put the same amount of time and effort into this task as they would have in school. 


Please could we kindly remind you that, when we work together as a team, your child does better, achieves more and can be proud of the progress they have made. 


Weekly Timetables


As we are sure that you are aware, every minute of your child's education counts and that is certainly true at St Rose! We aim to have 100% attendance and punctuality so that no child misses out on any aspect of their learning. 

Below are the timetables that Year 5 follow so that you can see what learning you would miss if you were to be late or miss a day...



What are we doing next week?


Week commencing: 27th January


Everyday is important and it is why we aim to have 100% attendance and punctuality at St Rose!

Here is a look at the week ahead so that you know which skills will be covered and that you will miss if you're absent...

  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Reading - 


Reading - 


Reading - 


Reading - 

summary and sequence

Grammar - 


Maths Fractions - Adding fractions with different denominators Fractions - Adding fractions with different denominators Fractions - Adding fractions which make mixed numbers Fractions - Subtracting fractions Fractions - Subtracting fractions and recording answers in simplest form


What else are we learning this half term? 

As well as Maths and English, we will be studying all of the following throughout Autumn 2. Your knowledge Organiser folder has lots of information for you to learn at home. Don't forget to read and revise to support your learning in class!

RE History Geography PE ICT Art Science  MAD Sessions




The French Revolution Australia 


Making animations African Art Living things and their Environment

Forest School 



To be a member of the Big Ten Club, you need to score 10/10 of your Spellings AND in your Big Maths CLIC test!


The children, who are in the club at the end of the half term, will receive a prize!

So, once you're in... you need to keep your place! 



Well done to this week's members...

Kiera, Nathan, Max, Harvey, Given, Louie and Michael




Music for Youth

(Primary Proms)


Miss Hand organised a fantastic trip for us to attend the Music for Youth Primary Proms at the Symphony Hall. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to be inspired by the range of groups that performed and to see if we would like to take up and develop our own musical talents. 


We saw four groups perform: 

  • Summerhill School Steel Band
  • Robert Smyth Academy Jazz Band
  • Warwickshire Choristers
  • Birmingham Schools' Concert Band


See our photos below and have a look at the video sharing platform (in the Life of the School tab) to see how impressive they all were!


Some of the children were asking about how they could join and find out more! Why not take a look at their website or social media pages...


Music for Youth Concert

Forest School


Every Thursday this half term, Year 5 will be having their Forest School sessions. 


They should wear the following to school, ready for their afternoon session:

  • lots of layers to keep warm
  • a waterproof coat
  • thick socks


They should have wellington boots (or at least a change of outdoor footwear) that they will change into for the session. They will be unable to wear their forest school shoes inside once they have been out. 


As we learnt from our first week, they will be getting VERY muddy and wet!

With this in mind, we ask that they are sent in clothes and footwear that you are happy to get muddy.

You may also choose to send your child in with a spare change of clothes if you know they are likely to take advantage of the fun of getting muddy, but this is completely up to you. 


Each week, we will add photos for you to see what we have been up to. 

Take a look to see just how much fun we had...

Forest School - Week 2

    Star of the Week    


Each week, myself and Mrs Woodley are looking for the child that has stood out!

It may be because you have learnt a new skill, given extra effort to your work, made lots of progress, been especially kind to others or have been spotted acting out God's wishes.

It isn't easy to select just one of you, so to if you are selected, you should feel immensely proud!


This week, our star is Mollie!


This week, we have chosen Mollie for her enthusiasm and joyful spirit!

In Year 5, we often need smiles and cheer so Mollie is the perfect person to help! She puts 100% into all the tasks that she is given and, even when she finds something difficult, will cheerfully ask for help. 

Well done, Mollie! Keep it up!



Previous Stars:

Kiera, Harvey, Mikaela, Freddie, Nathan, Emily, Franklin, Lily Mae, Aldin, Riley A, Ryley W



We set the children the challenge of making an Advent wreath for our class altar and Nathan and his family really came through! His contribution to our altar was beautiful and reflected exactly everything we had learnt during our lesson! 

Thank you so taking so much time and effort into making such a wonderful wreath!

Class wish!

"To remember the importance of teamwork and show our love of God through the way we contribute to our team."


This year, Year 5 decided that teamwork will be their key goal! We have looked at how teams are successful and how, when we work together, we can be more successful, work more efficiently, get more done and achieve more in less time!


Catholic Virtues 


This half term, our Catholic Virtues are Loving and Compassionate.

We spent time thinking about how we can show and share these as members of Year 5. These are shared in our whole school reflection, but they are on our class prayer table in our classroom as a daily reminder of the promises we have made to God. 


We pray that we remember the importance of following God's teaching at all times and ask for His forgiveness when we make mistakes. 

Dissolving or disappearing?


This week in Science, we had to investigate which materials were soluble or insoluble. We learnt that not all materials dissolve and how some need warm or hot liquids to speed up the dissolving.

It did take some time for some of the children to understand the difference between melting and dissolving but once we thought about real-life examples that we have exprienced, it was a lot easier to grasp!


Take a look at our photos to see the investigation in action...



Science - Investigating dissolving

Thank you to ALL of Year 5 who sent in their money so that they didn't have to wear their uniform!

It was great to see  your 'CRAZY CLOTHES' combinations!

If you would like to see all the crazy ideas from our class, take a look below...

Keeping Cool!

In this week's Science experiment, we had to investigate which material would keep the ice cool the longest and find out which materials were insulators and conductors. We tested tin foil, cotton wool and cups without anything. Have a look at our photos and ask the children which material worked best to stop the ice from melting.

Making parachutes


We have been exploring how air resistance effects moving objects. We learnt that is can be unhelpful (when in when riding a bike) but that is can also be useful at other times (when skydivers use parachutes). The children were surprised by some of the examples that we explored. Why not ask them about the feather and the hammer? Or the ball of stone and the beach ball?


We made two different sized parachutes to test whether their size made a difference to how quickly they fell. The children had a great time making and testing them. Take a look at the photos below to see how we got on...

A Welcome Visit


We had some very important visitors this week from St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School who came to share how they use Knowledge Organisers in their school. Here at St Rose, we have adapted these excellent resources to support the learning of the children in all subjects and we want the children to know exactly how they can use them to support their independent learning outside of the classroom. 


St Thomas Aquinas helpfully stepped up and sent four Year 9 students and one of their members of staff to come and share some of their ideas and how they have changed the way they learn. We even got to hear how they had successfully impacted on their grades. 


We are so very fortunate to work with our Catholic secondary school and we are very grateful for their support. We hope that our Knowledge Organisers had the great impact that they have witnessed too!

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We began our year by re-visiting the British Values! The children were reminded about what they are and why we, as a nation, are so fortunate to grow up and live in a place where we receive them! The children were able to talk about how we use and see them around our own school. 


The Values...

Individual Liberty


Rule of Law

Mutual Respect



Through prayer and meditation, we took the time to thank God for the privilege of these wonderful values that make our community so happy and safe!



Picture 1 Olive's Poster
Picture 2 Ryley W's Poster



With the change in the way that we are delivering the curriculum at St Rose, we have also updated the way we give out homework and expect it completed. Below is the Homework Challenge Grid that Year 5 will find in their Knowledge Organiser folders. 

There are daily activities that we expect to be done, Enrichment and Super Learning tasks, Home Learning tasks (one of your choice to be completed each week) and Extension tasks that will help you dig a little deeper into your learning. 

You will also find useful and important information at the bottom as helpful reminders!

I hope that you enjoy completing your homework as much as I enjoyed planning it!



This list, along with the Year 5 & 6 Statutory spelling list, will be in your Knowledge Organisers. 

But, if you happen to leave it at school, please find the lists for this half term below...