Who will be teaching and supporting your child in Year 5?
Mrs Charlotte Hathaway
My name is Mrs. Hathaway. I have had the joy of teaching children from across the Gloucestershire area. I have worked across a range of inner city schools where I developed and led a variety of areas. Eleven years on, and in my third year at St. Joseph's, I have settle into a more rural setting closer to home. I have taught across primary curriculum including EYFS. I have a passion for for developing the young minds of the next generation, which I do through developing a creative and engaging curriculum. I currently have the pleasure of nurturing a class full of studious and thoughtful individuals, who aspire to be the best that they can be, whilst understanding the wider world through our understanding of Catholica Social Teaching e.g. stewardship.
When I am not in school, you will find me: up a mountain, camping, painting, crocheting, reading, playing netball! It's a safe bet that if it's creative or active I will not be far behind! To fit into my outdoor adventures and cozy nights by the fire, I have my puppy Penny to keep me company and bring joy to me everyday.
Mrs Michelle Jenkins
I have been a TA at St Joseph's since January 2017, working in Years 1-4, this is my first time in Year 5 which I am very much looking forward to. I also run our very passionate and driven School Council.
Outside of school, I love reading and walking my two Whippets Misty and Midge.
Mrs Katherine Piper
Mrs Joanna Beaven
- Saint Teresa's homework will be set on a Friday, this will include: Spellings (green book) – These will need to be practiced at home ready for a test every Thursday. One other piece of homework will be set on Teams, this could be Grammar, Math's, English, Topic or RE work. This all needs to be completed and submitted/handed back in on the following Wednesday.
- PE will happen every Thursday and Friday. The children should come to school wearing their PE kit.
- Outdoor learning or gardening will happen every Friday, so the children will need wellies/waterproof shoes and wet weather gear, as we will always try to go our regardless of the weather!
- Reading at home is really important for all children. Children will be rewarded marbles if they read at home five times a week.
- Each week, a child will bring home our class Prayer Bag. Within the bag, you will find a cloth (linked to our Liturgical Season), prayers and religious objects linked to the time of the year. Please use this to pray together as a family.
What is it like to be a child in Year 5 at St Joseph's?
When your child reaches Year 5, they are in their penultimate year before they leave for secondary school. With this, comes a step up in their academic endeavors, where we prepare them for what to expect come Year 6. The aim for the children is to head into Year 6, where they will consolidate what they have learnt throughout their academic journey at St. Joseph’s. Within the year, children will be expected to step up; holding a combination of nurturing roles and responsibilities, making sure they are following of modelling our school mission statement to inspire everyone to REACH through our virtues of faith, hope and love.
The children continue to grow in their faith by embedding Catholic Social Teaching in their daily lives, rooted in the gospel. Children have demonstrated that they work as a community and come together to participate in a variety of ways. For example, planning their own fundraising opportunities, singing in the local community, linking up with others schools for trips and supporting the local community and parish.
Within my classroom, I endeavor to ensure all my children feel loved, unique and special and that their individual talents are celebrated. Every child is seen as a valued member of the class where they are nurtured in a calm and creative manner. The children work incredibly hard throughout the school day, following a similar timetable daily. This includes: Group Reading, Maths, Spellings, Liturgical Prayer, Writing, Maths on Track (MOT) and afternoon subjects such as History, Geography, PSHE, Art, Music, Science, French, Computing and DT.
The children in Year 5 experience Christ at the heart of the school, which comes through from a range of subjects such as Religious Education; Relationships and Health Education (RHE); Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education and GREAT DREAMs. Children permeate the qualities and values of resilience, empathy, aspirational, confidence, high expectations.
Year 5 is full of many experiences, activities and privileges. Some of the things the children can expect to take part in is the Annual science festival, Harvest, Carol concert, historical trips, Geographical experiences, cooking, roasting marshmallows on an open fire and a beach trip. Not only this, but I am always quick to snap up experiences offered by local companies and organisations.
With a jam packed year, the children of Year 5 are sure to take enjoyment from their work and experiences, helping to shape them into well-round individuals who have the confidence and knowledge to succeed outside of school. Every child is seen as an individual in their own right, with their unique individual needs being support and developed. Every children is on their own journey being nurtured and guided in a way that suits them, not as a group but as the special and unique individual they are.
How do I contact my child's teacher?
Our relationships with our families is very important to us and we are more than happy to answer any questions/concerns you may have throughout the school year.
You can email your Class Teacher via SLT@st-josephs.gloucs.sch.uk or you can catch us on the playground after school. We are always happy to help!