St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

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Year 5 - Mr Brown

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

It's the Advent Term! 

Our Year 5 team have an exciting year ahead of us this year with lots of great learning opportunities and we will be making lots of incredible memories together in Year 5.

Notices:

  • Our day begins at 8:40am and finishes at 3:15pm
  • Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday please come to school in your PE kit on these days
  • Homework will be set on Fridays via Class Dojo

Year 5 Curriculum Overview for 2021-2022:

This year's EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar:

 The EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar is the liturgical calendar we use as a school. Each week has an accompanying word and theme for our collective worship. We display the calendar and the accompanying word of the week in the classroom and discuss them each week.

For further information on this great resource and many other equally great resources please visit the Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service website.

Our Current RE Topic:

Our class RE prayer:

Dear Lord,

Help us to get to know you, to trust in you, to listen to you, and learn from your word.

We thank you for the gift of learning you have given us.

Amen

Our Current Whole Class Reading book:

The Nigh Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf

We will be reading this book together as a class as practicing our VIPERS reading skills together.

'The boy's an absolute menace.'

'He's a bully. A lost cause!'

'Why can't he be more like his sister?'

"I've been getting into trouble for as long I can remember. Usually I don't mind 'cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention. But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything - even when I'm telling the truth! And it's only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park. Everyone thinks I'm just a bully. They don't believe I could be a hero. But I'm going to prove them all wrong..."

Told from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of bullying and homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.

Our narrative writing in English is based on the book:

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.

Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever?

Our Current Reading For Pleasure Book:

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling

'He'll be famous - a legend - I wouldn't be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in future - there will be books written about Harry' Minerva McGonagall Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins.

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