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Year 5


Monday 11th - Friday 15th March 2019


Science Week


 Watch this space to find out what we get up to for science week!


Thursday 7th March 2019


World Book Day


 Year 5 will be taking part in a variety of book related activities throughout the day including recommending their favourite books so far this year to their peers. Happy reading!


Wednesday 6th March 2019


Year 5/6 Dodgeball


 Good luck to the children in Year 5 and 6 taking part in the dodgeball competition on Wednesday!


Wednesday 6th March 2019

Ash Wednesday Mass

 KS1 and KS2 will be taking part in a Mass on Wednesday led by Father David, Parents are welcome to join us.

Tuesday 26th February 2019


Year 5/6 Greek Day 


This half term Year 5 and Year 6 will be focussing on a history topic – Ancient Greece. The children started the topic with a themed day. To get into the spirit of things, children and staff dressed up. This day included: an introduction to Greek life and clothing, time to play games from the time, a Greek storytelling session and workshops on Spartans and the Olympics. During the topic, children will also learn about different Greek Gods as well as the different jobs people in Ancient Greece did.

Thursday 14th February 2019

Year 5 Class Mass   

Today, we were joined by Father David who led our class Mass. We focussed on St Valentine and how we all need to continue the mission of loving one another.



Monday 4th February - Friday 8th February 2019


British Values: Mutual Respect For and Tolerance of Those with Different Faith and Beliefs and For Those Without Faith


In Year 5, children have learnt all about Hinduism this week. We focussed on the story of Brahman and created impressive comic strips to retell the story.



 Wednesday 6th February 2019

 Love Laughing Showcase

 Year 5 did themselves proud today! They performed their comedy sketches fantastically at the Y theatre along with 4 other schools. We laughed a lot at all of the sketches and really enjoyed our day!

Tuesday 5th February 2019


 Safer Internet Day


Year 5 have learnt about internet safety on lots of occasions this year. Today we focussed on what to do in different scenarios, linking to apps such as whatsapp. We know that if we are ever worried or unsure about something that we must tell a trusted adult.


Monday 28th January 2019


St. Thomas Aquinas Mass


Today, over 50 children from Year 4, 5 and 6 travelled to the Morningside Arena for a special Mass celebrating the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. This was a particularly significant event for Year 6 as St. Thomas Aquinas is their class saint. The children exchanged postcards with another school before celebrating the mass, led by Bishop Patrick.

Thursday 24th January 2019  

Love Laughing Workshop

Year 5 are taking part in a comedy festival. This workshop will provide ideas for the children to begin putting their sketches together!

Thursday 10th January 2019  

Year 5 and 6 WW2 Day

Today Year 5 and 6 explored various aspects of WW2 to begin our topic! We found out how the war started, learned what it was like for evacuees and made our own suitcase, found out about rationing and made food using the items that they would have had e.g. cheese sandwiches. In the afternoon, we created silhouettes of the Blitz before eating some of the food we made and playing some WW2 games. What a great day!

Wednesday 9th January 2019  


Today we attended a mass in the school hall to celebrate the epiphany of the Lord. A beautiful Mass - well done to everyone. Thank you to Father David for leading this for us.


Tuesday 8th January 2019  

Spring Term - Welcome Back!

We have got lots of exciting things lined up this term! Keep checking out our website for more information!


Monday 17th December 2018 - Friday 21st December 2018  

Preparing for Christmas


During the last week of term, the children took part in a number of festive events. On Monday afternoon, it was our Christmas Fair. We even had a visit from Santa just before lunchtime! On Tuesday morning, the whole school visited De Montfort Hall to watch the performance of Peter Pan. On Wednesday afternoon, KS2 took part in a Carol Service at St. John Bosco’s Church. This was a lovely event which reminded those present about the true meaning of Christmas. On Thursday, not only did the children and staff have their Christmas Dinner at lunchtime but in the afternoon Year 5/6 had lots of fun making Christmas decorations. Thank you to all the family members who joined us for this occasion. To mark the last day of term, we held a Christmas jumper day; organised for us by the school council.

Have a lovely Christmas everyone!


 Tuesday 12th December 2018  

Internet Safety Assembly

Google and Parent Zone teamed together to deliver a highly interactive, fun and educational assembly to our five KS2 classes.

The assembly focused on the five main pillars of internet safety which are:

 1) Power passwords

 2) Dangers of oversharing images

 3) Phishing

 4) Being kind on line. 

 5) Reporting to a trusted adult.


 Friday 7th December 2018  

 Menphys Concert

Well done to the five Year 6 children who formed part of our school choir at this special event. The singing was AMAZING!

Thursday 6th December 2018  

 Year 5 Liturgy

Wow! What a fantastic liturgy! Year 5 did an amazing job telling the rest of the school all about how our world was created (creation story) and facts about the planets. The singing was amazing too! Thank you to the parents who came along. We hope you also enjoyed it!


 Wednesday 5th December 2018  

 Year 5/6 Advent Mass

This morning, Year 5 and Year 6 marked the beginning of the season of Advent with a Mass; the theme of which was hope. Thank you to Father Tony.

 Monday 19th November 2018  

Year 5 and Year 6 Able Maths Day

Six children from Year 5 and Year 6 were selected to take part in an able maths day led by one of the UK’s leading maths tutors, Pete Hall. His moto is 'Making Maths fun!' and the group certainly had an enjoyable day taking part in his mathematics workshop.


Tuesday 13th November 2018  

 Anti-Bullying Week: Choose Respect

In Year 5, during Anti-Bullying Week we revised what we already knew about bullying. Bullying is Several Times On Purpose. We looked at scenarios in the book Wonder and decided what would be the best thing to do in those situations.


 Friday 9th November 2018  

 Sportshall Athletics

A group of Year 5/6 children represented our school at this afternoon’s West Leicester Sportshall Athletics competition. Well done to everyone involved.


Wednesday 7th November 2018  

 All Dominican Saints' Mass

In our Mass this morning, we thanked God for the lives of the Saints of St. Dominic’s Order of Preachers. Year 5 gave special thought to their class saint St. Catherine of Siena and Year 6 remembered their class saint St. Thomas Aquinas.


Tuesday 6th November 2018  

 British Values: Individual Liberty

In Year 5, the children looked at a picture called ‘Freedom Park’. They identified and discussed the different freedoms that we have in this country.


Monday 5th November 2018  

Year 5/6 Trip to The National Space Centre

Year 5/6 had a wonderful time visiting The National Space Centre. They took part in a special workshop where they got to learn about being astronauts and also watched a show in the Planetarium. In any free time between sessions, they explored the different zones; learning more about space.


Thursday 1st November 2018  

 The Feast of All Saints

Today, we marked All Saints’ Day with a Mass. Saints are happy people and our Mass gave us the opportunity to thank God for the lives of these individuals. As part of the service, we remembered the people who recently lost their lives in the helicopter crash in Leicester.


Thursday 18th October 2018  

 Harvest Mass

Our school community came together today to thank God for the harvest. Thank you to all the staff and children for your generous donations which we can now share with those less fortunate than us. 


 Thursday 11th October 2018  

 School Council

We have learnt about one of the British Values - Democracy. This means we live in a country where we vote for things such as our prime minister. In our class, we voted for our school council representatives. The school councillors in Year 5 and Year 6 travelled to Sir Jonathan North Community College today to learn how to become effective school councillors.


Wednesday 3rd October 2018  

Year 5 and Year 6 More Able Writers' Day

Six children from Year 5 and Year 6 were selected to take part in an able writers’ day led by Jon Mayhew, author of the award-winning Mortlock and Odyssey Series. They enjoyed learning about how to create engaging characters through the use of vocabulary. Well done!


Friday 28th September 2018  

Our Best Book

Today, we welcomed a visitor from the library. We were told all about the 20 books that will be part of the 'Our Best Book' scheme this year. A long list of about 20 titles are discussed, debated and voted on by pupils in participating Leicester schools, to produce a short list of five great books. The top five books are read and voted on by the children involved, and the winner announced. On your marks, get set, read!


 Friday 14th September 2018  

 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

As a way of marking this occasion, KS2 visited Holy Cross Church for a special Mass led by Father David. Thank you to all of Year 5 for being such wonderful role models and to those members of the class who either read or acted as Altar Servers.


A big welcome from Year 5!

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find regular updates about what we have been up to! 

Class Teacher: Miss Gardiner
Teaching Assistant: Miss Tangen




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