St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

Home Learning Platform

Good morning everyone!

I hope you that you enjoyed your work yesterday and would like to thank you for your emails.  Mrs Lamb, Mrs Dixon and I are really enjoying seeing your smiling faces and hard work on the emails, thank you.

Here are some jobs for you to do today.  Don’t forget to send all your completed tasks to by 8pm tonight so I can see all of the the work you have done and please send all of your work in one email. 

Let’s start our day in the normal way.

Literacy – Here is the story of The Gingerbread Man.  Can you ask your child to tell you about the story before you watch the video. 

Maths – Today I would like you to play on a game on the computer.  There are two games on this link, you can choose which one you’d like to play.  Maybe you’d like to play both.  Remember to take your time and use your pointer finger when counting.

RE – Today we are going to start our new topic of local Church – Celebrating.  Key words for this topic are family, community, celebration, celebrating, party and memory.

Can we start by asking the children what do they think a celebration is.  If you have anything handy linked to a celebration, maybe you could share them with your child, like a party bag, cake, invitation or a photograph.  Show the children the following pictures and ask these questions:


  • What can you see?
  • Who is celebrating? 
  • How do you think they feel?
  • What has been your favourite celebration?

Can you use some play doh or salt doh and make some food for a celebration.

There are lots of jobs that involve food.  Can you please spend some time with your child talking about theses jobs.  Why not ask them what jobs they know about that involve food.  You could start with a farmer.

For today’s mark making, I’d like you to get a tray, or a bowl, or a container that is not very deep.  Can you please add to it something like salt or glitter or sand.  You’ll also need an instrument for drawing, like a stick or a pencil or a paintbrush.  Can you please practise writing some letters.  Maybe you could work on writing your name. 

If you have the ingredients, why not try making your own gingerbread man.  There are lots and lots of recipes online for you to select from.

Don’t forget to keep practising with your coat.   Can you put it on yourself yet?  Have you managed the zip?  Do you have any buttons to try?

We’ve found another story that we think you’d like to hear.  If you have time, why not watch it, it’s called Little Bear and The Gingerbread Cookies. 

Stay safe children and look after each other x

Mrs Robinson, Mrs Lamb and Mrs Dixon