St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

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Wishing all the St Joseph's family a 2022 filled with love, laughter and happiness. 
Miss Collier and the team :)
Welcome to St Margaret's Class Page

St Margaret's is one of our 5/6 Classes
We are looking forward to sharing all of our work with you this year

Our team in St Margaret's are: 
Miss Collier - Class Teacher
Mrs Hawley _ Teaching Assistant

If you need to get in touch with any of the team please do so using my e-mail - 

Absolutely amazing work from these 12 children. In Autumn term, we created mechanisms for a moving sail on a Viking Ship. The Christmas holiday challenge was to create the frame of the ship using different materials. Take a look at the outstanding job they've made!

Year 5/6 Spelling Resource

Please find all the spellings covered by the end of Spring, Week 2. These spelling rules should be continuously recapped to embed learning. A resource document is also provided for different activities.

Christmas Party Day!

Musical bumps, movie, dancing and more...!

Viking Day!
DT - Stitching Viking Emblems
DT: Viking Boat Making (December 2021)

Our DT this week involved making a mechanism. We used our measuring skills, our NEW sawing skills, our gluing skills and our mechanical skills! Our Christmas project challenge is to make the cam and follower mechanism into an actual VIKING boat. Competition Time!

Virtues Cross

Hanna was nominated for the school 'Virtue Cross'. Hanna is a role model of the virtue 'hope' because she always guides and supports others through their work, giving them 'hope' to achieve. Nominated by Isabelle.

Reading Y5-6 Parent Meeting

Thank you to the parents that attended one of our two reading sessions. We understand it was a quick tour of our reading progression in year 5 and 6, however hopefully the documents below will support you further. If you did not manage to attend one of our meetings, please use the documents provided for guidance including the powerpoint from the evening. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to send an email. Thank you.

Hero Day (Autumn 2)

In St Margaret's class, we dressed up as one of someone we believe is an 'everyday' hero...

St Margaret School Council Members

With great pleasure, I announce that our two school council members are Sammy and Zac!

Science Experiments (Autumn 1)

During our science topic this half term, children developed their knowledge and understanding of properties and materials. In our topic, we explored our learning through a range of activities and experiments. This included a class experiment on solubility and a group experiment on conductivity.

Geography Map Skills (Autumn 1)

Our Geography topic this half term involved understanding of the resources distribution. rnrnThe case studies included: recognising different settlements using Leeds; identifying economy developments using Salford Media City; exploring trade links using Liverpool Docks and understanding renewable and non-renewable sources using Fraisthorpe Wind Farm. Throughout the topic, we ensured we used our map skills to support our learning.

French Learning (Autumn 1)

In Year 5 and 6, we have been using our body language and hand gestures to support our French conversations. Successfully, we have learnt to greet, introduce ourselves, ask how others are feeling, give instructions and learn about school in French.

Den Building (Autumn 1)

Thanks to FOSJ, Upper Key Stage 2 had a fantastic day den building even if some were very wet at the end!

Fair Trade (Autumn 1)

During Harvest Festival week, St Margaret class developed their knowledge and understanding of Fair Trade. Fair Trade is a worldwide organisation that aims to ensure equality for workers, better working conditions, fair pay, opportunities for training, partnerships between traders, protecting the environment and developing the independence of developing countries to live happier and healthier lives. St Margaret class explored the term ‘co-operative’. Becoming ‘co-operative’ has enabled farmers in developing countries to positively grow. Farmers have learnt to work together, have been provided with education and developed the importance of understanding methods to support their businesses independently, allowing them to live higher quality lives.

Year 5/6 Spelling Resource
Below this message is the exciting learning of St Margaret class in the academic year of 2020-2021...
Pudsey Park 2021
Yeadon Tarn 2021
Alice the Musical 2021
Multi Faith Week: Islam!

Year 6 have explored their understanding of the Islamic religion this week.

Understanding the culture of Italy, Uk and Brazil in Geography!

Today, the children worked extremely hard in pairs to create a presentation to understand an aspect of 'culture' for our three countries we are studying at the moment in Geography: Italy, the UK and Brazil.

St Joseph Day 2021!

Today, Year 6 had a wonderful time using their creative skills to make a whole class mosaic for St Joseph. Enjoy the pictures of our class working hard.


Fabulous outfits from our favourite books in Year 6!


A little message from me to my wonderful class on the 4th January 2021.

Victorian Day

On Tuesday 1st December, Year 6 had a Victorian workshop. The children participated in a Victorian classroom, where the children followed a range of activities, including: using slates, chalk, slate pens, ink pens, abacus, charcoal drawings, explored with Victorian toys and games and more...

Advent 2020

This week, the children in Year 6 have created their own Advent calendar with ideas about 'kindness' over the upcoming weeks. Each day has been designed by one of the children to represent how their actions can show 'kindness'. The children also reflected on their own behaviour and actions to create an Advent Promise, which has created our own class wreath.

Diary Entry Writing

WOW - Year 6 have truly progressed in their writing skills. This half term, Year 6 have been working on developing their diary entry writing as the character Jim from our book, 'Street Child'. The children are thoroughly enjoying our novel linked to our topic of Victorians. Overall, the children have written SIX diary entries each based on different parts of the story. Every single child has developed and shown improvements! Here are six examples of work. Diary 1 - Amber B, Diary 2 - Theo, Diary 3 - Isla K, Diary 4 - Michael, Diary 5 - Maeve, Diary 6 - Noah.

Victorian PE Drill!

On Friday 27th November, Year 6 spent part of their 'Victorian Education' topic lesson experiencing a Victorian PE Drill. The children were brilliant and we really enjoyed this practical activity together.

Thank you for two wonderful parents evenings this week. I really enjoyed the opportunity to share the positive progression of the whole class with you. Unfortunately, we are experiencing a few absences as a class but do not worry as all the work completed in class is available on the 'Remote Learning' page. As always, I know you will aim to ensure your child stays up to date with current learning and I appreciate the support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself directly. Stay safe and happy! Thank you Miss Collier!
October Half Term Study!

On Thursday 22nd, those children who were able to be in school received their homework for the half term. Here is a copy of the Maths Booklet and 'The Baking Battle' reading challenge (Page 1-10) in case anyone requires an extra copy. All the work provided this half term includes only aspects of learning we have covered this half term. Good luck! Remember enjoy the half term and stay safe!

Beautiful Handwriting...
Congratulations to all those children who have shown their wonderful handwriting this half term and received a handwriting pen. This includes: Alex, Annabelle, Jennifer, Maeve, Maisie, Frankie, Orla and Olivia! I'm excited to see who will be next, could it be you?

TT ROCKSTARS update 22.10.2020
Fantastic work form Izzy and Amber (S) for using TT Rockstars this week - YOU ROCK! Remember the October holidays is a perfect opportunity to develop your knowledge of tables - good luck!
Harvest Festival

For homework this week, Year 6 were asked to explore their understanding of Harvest through links with famine and CAFOD. I was overwhelmed by the effort many children put in towards creating posters, poems, songs and more. To include all their effort, I combined a range of work together - everything was from someone's homework (some phrases were swapped from different pieces to edit others). Today - 22nd October - Year 6 performed their piece to the whole school and parents at the Harvest Festival on zoom!

Science - Light!

This week (w/c 19th October), Year 6 have worked extremely hard to develop their knowledge of 'Light'. The class are able to describe: How we see! Reflection! Refraction! Spectrum of Colour! They even managed to complete a science investigation, thinking about different variables!

This evening, I have been blown away by a magical piece of reflective writing by Amber B, a quote from her piece to inspire you all...
"I show courage by being determined to succeed in my goals. I shoot for the stars but if I miss, I land on God's world and he gives me the courage to start again!" Simply beautiful!
Literacy Team Effort by Year 6!

Super proud of Year 6's work these past two days. They've worked tremendously hard to understand the importance of editing and up-levelling their work. Well done!

TT Rockstars Update 15.10.2020!
Thank you to those children that are recognising the benefits of developing your knowledge of multiplications and have accessed TT Rockstars this week: Miller, Oliver and Maisie - superb!
Macmillan Buns!

Year 6 really enjoyed demolishing their cakes today whilst raising awareness for the charity Macmillan. Thank you for all the donations!

Monday 5th October - Miss Collier's Shout Out!
Congratulations to Annabelle, Alex and Jennifer for achieving your handwriting pens - the first three in Year 6! Well deserved - keep up the hard work!
Super impressed with Isabelle for using TT Rockstars over the weekend and to Maeve for using TT Rockstars this evening! Well done girls - you rock!

09.10.2020 - This week the children have explored their understanding of Haworth and Leeds further through a range of activities.

St Margaret's Newsletters

Please find below our newsletter for this half term which tells you what we will be covering until October half term.

Live Stream Mass!

Today (2nd October 2020), Year 6 had a live stream mass with Father Peter. Frankie and Maeve had the opportunity to go to Church and read at the Mass.

Thank you to Jennifer, Miller, Amber B, Isla K and Michael for using TT Rockstars during the first four weeks back at school. Super impressed with your positive attitude to your learning! Well done!
We love to read!

Every half term, there will be new books in our favourite five section. Here we share our favourite five boxes with you. Take the opportunity to take a book from this section and have a read yourself.

Class Virtue of Curiosity and Faith!

In our second week back at work, our class focussed on the values of curiosity and faith. We used the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to support our understanding of virtues and vices. As a class, we wrote a speech to share with the school.

RE - Called to Serve!

This half term, our RE topic is Called to Serve. These pieces of creative work simply had to be shared!


These first few weeks, the children have been exploring their understanding of vocabulary and are now beginning to up-level their work to create effective sentences!


This half term children have discovered the rhymes: Never Eat Shredded Wheat or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water to help them remember their compass points. The children have also worked extremely hard this work using Ordnance Survey maps with four-figure AND six-figure grid references! Well done Year 6!

We love to independently read!

VIPERS book reviews are a great way Year 6 are showing their knowledge about the text they've read. Here is a fantastic example from Jennifer!

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


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