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St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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Year 5 - Miss Melville

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Hello and welcome to year 5

I’m very happy to be working with your children this year and have lots of exciting learning opportunities and activities coming up.

In the morning we study English, maths and Religious Education and in the afternoon, we study science, computing, humanities, art, music, P.E and French to meet the outcomes of the National Curriculum.

If you ever have any questions about school or your child's learning, please come in to have a chat.



Religious Education


Every morning we start our day with a prayer before a lit candle and at midday we say ‘The Angelus’.

The children will continue to add to their knowledge of catholic prayers and devotions.

This year we have been celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. To mark this special year, we reflected on the special events which took place there and will continue to pray the Rosary as requested by Mary to the visionaries.

Brother Chris and Brother Royston talked about their vocation during our Year 5 retreat and we learnt about the special Redemptorist saints who inspired them. 

We also had a visit from two local police constables who talked about their special job in protecting and serving the community.


Our current Come and See topic is 'HOPE'.  We will reflect on Advent as being the church's season of waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus,   the promised one, at Christmas and at the end of time. 






Picture 1 Brother Chris and Brother Royston
Picture 2 Talk on St Alphonsus Liguori
Picture 3 PC Sophie and PC Andy
Picture 4 Serving the Community


The children continue to focus on improving their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. This term we have been learning about the language of persuasion. We recently watched a clip on the pros and cons of tourists visiting Mount Snowdon  and after much debate and discussion, the children were able to write a balanced argument presenting both sides of view. What do you think?




This term we have been completing lots of number work to improve our arithmetic skills.

More recently the children have been studying statistics with a particular focus on how to read and interpret bar chars and line graphs.




Our Science topic this term is Animals, including humans

Our programme of study will include the children being able to: -

  • Know the parts of the circulatory system
  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise
  • Plan an investigation on exercise