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St Michael's RC Primary School

St Michael's RC Primary School

‘I came so that you may have life, life in all its fullness’ – John 10.10

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Year 5


St Augustine: Mrs Dada

St Bartholomew: Miss Green




Teaching assistants:

St Augustine: Miss Fielder

St Bartholomew: Miss Eldridge 

Shared: Mrs Motlagh


Key Dates:

  • PE Day: Every Monday (Mrs Dada's class)
  • Swimming Day: Thursday or Friday (Miss Green's class)
  • Forest school: Every Tuesday 
  • 19th April- Term 5 Begins

  • 20th April- Sir Link Alot Workshops for Pupils Children will be introduced to a new spelling programme, designed to help with tricky words and the application of spellings in writing
  • 21st April- Sir Link Alot Workshop for parents via Zoom- details to follow on ParentPay
  • 25th April- Parent Forum @ 2 pm
  • 2nd May- May Day- No school
  • Week beginning 23rd May- Multi-Cultural week
  • 27th May- The Queen’s Jubilee
  • 27th May- Last day of Term 5


There will be interventions on a daily basis. These will be available to support each child in their learning. For your child to get the most out of their interventions, please arrive promptly at school for 8:30.

Year 5 Maths help video

Year 5 Reading help video

General Information:

 Our P.E. day this term is Monday. Please remember to bring your P.E kits in every Monday ready for when we do P.E and giving them time to quarantine before our P.E session. You may wish to bring your kits home on a Friday to be washed or alternatively they can stay in school until the end of term.


 Remember to read your book every night for at least 20 minutes and remember to get your learning journal signed. You will receive two housepoints for every time you read and an extra 5 if you read everyday throughout the week!


 Spellings will be given every Friday, you will need to practice them daily ready for your spelling test the following Friday. If your child misspells a word from the spelling list in the Friday test, the way


they wrote it will be written next to the spelling in their reading journal so that parents can see the error made


and continue to work on this spelling at home.


 There will be dip and dos posted on the year 5 jotter page at the beginning of each term. This is optional learning but housepoints will be awarded if you complete this extra learning!


 If you have any queries please contact the school office via phone or email. A phone call or meeting can be arranged if necessary. 



Jotter Learning Platform

To access the jotter learn platform to see your dip and do learning this this term follow the link below.

Collective Worship

As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.




1 Corinthians 2:5


As a class, we reflected on the lyrics of the song called 'Oceans' to help us with with the meaning and understanding of what faith is. Afterwards, there was a class discussion on the different ways we show our faith in our daily lives.


"You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand"

Hope- The Resurrection of Jesus

Mark 16: 1-8


This week in our Collective Worship, the children reflected on the Resurrection of Jesus. We looked at how the disciples and His followers had hope of Him coming back one day, just as he said he would. We then thought about our Hopes for a better future and the children created their own poems and posters to reflect on this. We discussed a few ideas as a class, and thought about how we could go forth and make these Hopes happen. 

Choosing Kindness 

Matthew 12:30-40


This week in our Collective Worship, the children reflected on their attitude in the playground. Children shared their worries, fears and joys in the playground, they took in turns our the behaviour of others impacted them and vice versa. We linked in our RE: The Ripple Effect and discussed how our actions can produce a ripple effect of kindness. 


The children watched  a short film about playground inclusion and applied the Ripple Effect. It was interesting how we could all relate to the boy in the story.

Compassion- Matthew 14:14

Following on from last week, the children looked at compassion. They explored the scripture Matthew 14:14 Jesus feeds the 5000 and discussed how Jesus showed compassion in the parable. Going forth, we came up with different ways that we can show compassion. Our lesson ended with dedication prayers that the children chose for themselves.


Support and love for Ukraine

Together, we watched the news about the war in Ukraine. The children were very compassionate and thought about what God has taught us about being together and helping others. 

We explored different scriptures and sang 'We are the world' to show our unity with the people of Ukraine. 

As a school we donated lots of items to Ukraine to help them. 

Jesus, the Light of the World (Candlemas Assembly)

This week, St Augustine had their class assembly on the meaning of Candlemas. The children explained the history and meaning of candlemas through poetry, dance and Scripture.


Jesus as the Water of Life

Scripture- John 4: 13- 14

Today we looked at Jesus as the Water of Life through the story of the Samaritan Woman. We wondered and discussed what Jesus meant as the Water of Life and realised that through the Scriptures, He is the water that quenches people's thirst and those who drink of His cup will never thirst again. 


"I think when Jesus said we will never thirst again, it means that as humans we all have a need for something and there is always going to be something missing but Christ is the missing piece and we all need Him." - Martha


After, the prayer leaders led two teams in a role play to re-enact the story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman and the key lessons Jesus wanted us to learn.


Scripture- Psalm 51: 1- 10

This week during our Collective Worship, we discussed the meaning of trust and how God put his trust in people to spread his word. We read the Prayer of David and considered how we can put our trust in God. We have also been exploring the covenants that God had with different people in the bible.


Scripture - Matthew 25:14-30

This week during our Collective Worship, we discussed the meaning of gifts and talents and how God blesses us with different gifts for a purpose. We read the parable of the Talents to help us reflect and consider how we can be faithful to God in the small things we do to prepare us for greater responsibilities through our daily lives.

 St Bartholomew class assembly- Anti bullying week

Scripture - Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” This tells us how powerful love is and why we should show love to others.

Today, we performed our class assembly to our families and to KS2. In our assembly we had acting, singing and a bible reflection using our reflection prayer table. 

Our focus was on anti-bullying week and how it can be dealt with. The theme this year was 'One kind word'.

Remembrance day

Scripture - Matthew 9:9 Appreciation of peace

Today, we learnt about Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a special day that takes place on 11th November every year. We watched a short video about the meaning of Remembrance Day and thought about the history of Remembrance Day and why it is so important.

Remembrance Day and the time of Remembrance is about honouring and respecting all of the people that have been involved in war and conflict.
It’s also a time to reflect and think about the past generations of people like our grandparents and great grandparents and the sacrifices they have made for us.
We thought about anyone we may know who has made sacrifices for us.

Also we thought about the men and women who work to keep us safe such as the Army, Police, Firefighters, Air force and Navy.

 All Saint's Day 

Scripture - Matthew 5: 1-12

November is a time where we celebrate All Saints Day. As a class, we looked at the importance of remembering the Saints and the lessons we can glean from them. We were able to use this as a reflection point to reflect on the people we admire and inspire us, and use this as a point of prayer for them.


This week we explored the celebration of the Diwali Festival. We looked at the meaning and history through the story of Rama and Sita. We were inspired to use our creativity through Rangoli patterns and made some 

Diwali Lights using the patterns.