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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.

Last year we celebrated 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 'MEMORIAL SACRIFICE'. This topic focuses on the special meal that is the  Eucharist. The children will know and understand that the Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus' sacrifice alive and present in a special way. We will reflect on the true presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and come to realise that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic Faith.


We are looking forward to our Class Liturgy on the 28th February where we will remember in a special way the 18 apparitions of Our Blessed Mother Mary to Saint Bernadette in Lourdes, France. The Feast of our Lady of Lourdes took place on Sunday, 11 February and Our Lady as in Fatima has asked us to pray the Rosary.  




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 are studying a book called 'Rose Blanche' which tells the story of a brave German girl saving the lives of Jewish prisoners in a concentration camp outside her village. The children have completed a letter, play-script, diary account and Wanted poster to date and will continue to improve their writing skills using the book to inspire them.

We are looking forward to studying some poetry in the coming weeks and will focus in particular on poetry written by Kit Wright.



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

More recently the children have been revising the following topics:

  • Roman Numerals
  • Percentages
  • Statistics
  • Perimeter and Area 


We are looking forward to science week!

As part of British Science Week, the Science museum are running a competition to design a poster. We would like the children to research any famous explorers, for example: James Cook, Gertrude Bell, David Livingston, Sir Ralph Fiennes, Christopher Columbus and Mary Kingsley.

Posters will be judged on how creative and well researched the ideas are and how well the posters has been drawn or made. We are allowed to choose 5 entries to send into the Science Museum competition. Posters are due into school by Monday 5th March.

Good Luck !!





Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Any problems or questions please ask Mrs Price in Year 6.