Welcome to Year Five!


“Believe in the light so that you will be children of the light.”

John 12:36


In Year Five we all shine, we could not possibly shine anymore! We shine in the light of God so we are children of the light. The light guides us and helps us choose the right path. Our shine helps us to be the independent people that we are. We have discovered that we all have talents and qualities. We are all very polite and we work hard to make people happy. We are creative and holy children because at St. John Fisher we are the light. We are glad that God has made us all unique. We all care for each other and are friends. We are the shining lights of Knowsley. We all shine in our own way. We share our love and our light with others through our church, our community and our school. Our mission statement is a reflection of who we are and we strive to be children of the light always.

Written by Year Five pupils

In year five we strive to make learning enjoyable for all. We aren’t afraid of taking on difficult tasks and we always try our best.

We have Miss Fitzpatrick and Mrs Brooke helping us learn and 32 wonderful children! We hope you enjoy learning about our class!


Maths For Life Day (31.01.18)

During Maths for Life this week, Year 5 was visited by Mrs. McKenna who is a Nurse.  She explained how Maths is used within her nursing job every day.  Nurses use maths in so many different ways, they use measurements, time, calculations, charts and diaries every day.

They may take patients blood pressure and weight to work out their BMI.  They may need to change the weight measurements from pounds and stones to kilograms if needed.  They need to be able to use a clock to time health tests or to see what time their next appointment is.  They need to be able to work out when the patient needs to be seen again by using a calendar.  They need to make sure they give the correct amount of medication to a patient, either mg or ml depending on the type of medicine. Sometimes they need to work how much and how often patients should take their medicine by using a calculation of weight, height and age.

After Mrs McKenna left, we enjoyed a maths based P.E. lesson planned by the creative Mr Wilton. The children enjoyed given their brains, and their bodies, a workout! We then created some fraction art using squared paper and calculating the fractions shaded in each colour. Some of the calculations were very tricky butYear Five were up to the challenge!

We finished the day learning about budgeting with the enteraining Mr Souter, who reminded us to always try and have a surplus budget in case of emergencies.

It was lovely to have a day dedicated to such a wonderful subject, and to show thatmaths is not just for the classroom – it’s for life!