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Year 5


Spring 1


Tree Planting

This morning, we listened to a story during assembly all about trees! We joined in with the storytelling and understood how important trees are. Afterwards, we worked with reception children and in small groups we dug holes and planted two trees on the school field. It was very cold but we loved every minute of it!


Welcome back!

After a good rest, we are all back to school ready to learn! This term, we are learning about the Victorians, fractions and reading a story called Dobber and the Silver Ring. Find out more by reading our parent newsletter.


Autumn 2


Christmas Jumper Day

It was lovely seeing you all in your Christmas jumpers today! Have a lovely Christmas and a good rest! Don't forget to keep ticking off your Christmas list homework and I look forward to seeing you back at school in the new year.


Christmas Mass

Thank you to all of the visitors who joined us for our Christmas Mass with Father David today, The children did a great job with their readings - well done to Year 5 children, Vanessa, Orion and Aisha. The singing was beautiful too. Later on in the day, we enjoyed our tasty Christmas dinner - yum!


Ancient Egypt Day

What a fantastic day! The children got into the spirit by dressing up as Ancient Egyptians and choosing an Egyptian name. Throughout the day, they enjoyed different craft activities, drama and dance activities as well as food tasting. Thank you to all of the parent helpers for supporting us!


Memphys Concert

A massive well done to the Year 5 children who took part in the Memphis Concert this evening. The show was magnificent - you all did such a good job and made us all very proud at Holy Cross.


Knife Prevention Show @ The Sue Townsend Theatre

Today, Year 5 and 6 went to the Sue Townsend Theatre to watch a very informative show based on knife prevention. During the show, the performers discussed key issues with the children, emphasising the dangers of carrying a knife and potential consequences that it can have.


Christmas Pantomime

This afternoon, we went to watch a Robin Hood pantomime at the Peepul Centre. The children had great fun participating, especially with the songs.


Advent Mass

Well done to all of the readers today during our Advent Mass. The service was beautiful and the singing was amazing as always.


Decorations Afternoon

Wow! What a lot of fun we had in Year 5 and Year 6 this afternoon! The children were busy decorating baubles, creating felt Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and much more! Thank you to our parents who joined us for the festive fun!


Anti-Bullying Week

This week, we are reinforcing the messages about being kind to others. The children in Year 5 will be taking part in various activities throughout the week and then will end the week with a workshop using drama and games to discuss key issues.


Year 5 Reconciliation 

Thank you to Father Tony who led Year 5's reconciliation service today. The service was lovely with confident and clear speakers and great singing.


British Values - Judaism (Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different Faiths)

This week, we will be focussing on Judaism in our RE lessons. We will be thinking about British Values alongside this and how importance it is to respect those of different faiths.


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.

You can find out more about it here: 
On your marks, get set, read!

Anti-Bullying Performance

Today, we enjoyed an anti-bullying performance to the whole school. The key messages from this performance will be discussed and reinforced throughout the week. We also have some workshops to follow on from this in the next couple of weeks!


Sportshall Athletics

An incredible performance from the Year 5 and Year 6s who went to this years Sportshall Athletics Competition. You all did incredibly well and did us proud! Events included running, jumping, throwing and relays - we had some truly incredible talent this year and finished in second place overall. Well done!


Autumn 1


No Pen Day

Today we focussed on language through different activities and didn't use a single pen all day! As part of our topic work, we dissected a sheep's heart - we learnt a lot about the different chambers in the heart; the left and right atrium and the left and right ventricles.


Year 5 Class Liturgy

Our class liturgy was about our class saint - St Catherine of Siena. We read beautifully and very clearly, informing the rest of the school and parents about St. Catherine's life. One of things that we can learn from her is to be peaceful with others.



Well done to our Year 5 and Year 6 footballers - you did a great job this afternoon! A fantastic result with both our Team A and Team B performing very well. 


Playground Leader Training

This afternoon, Year 5 trained to be playground leaders. They discussed what makes a good leader and practised leading lots of new and exciting games. The children will take it in turns to lead the games for other children at lunchtimes.


Holy Cross Jubilee Mass @ Holy Cross Church

Thank you Year 5 for being wonderful this afternoon! We enjoyed celebrating our jubilee mass - 50 years at Stonesby Avenue. We also received our class saint - St. Catherine of Siena.
The children really did us proud - you behaved superbly and read beautifully. Well done!

4/9/17 Our Class Prayer

Dear God, We thank you for our school, family and friends and all those who help us. We thank you for helping us in the past. We ask that you help us again this year with our new challenges. Help us to listen and learn together in faith. We pray for peace and fairness around our school. Help us to have love for each other, to forgive and build kindness into each and every day. Amen

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! 



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