St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Happy happy Friday!

It’s finally arrived …. and what a lot we’ve learnt this week! Well done everyone for your hard work. There’s only one week left until we can all have a rest and recharge our batteries over half term!

Today on our timetable we have Spellings and  Mental Maths Test, English, Maths, Geography / Art or Computing, Handwriting and Collective Worship. Today I will feedback on your English work.

We’ll meet at 9.00am on Google Classroom and then again at 2.45pm for our Collective Worship. Try to make sure that you remain on mute unless you’re asking or answering a question. Please also remember the rules that we agreed yesterday afternoon;

  • Try to sit still on your chair
  • No drinks or snacks
  • No toys or teddy bears

Spellings and Mental Maths

Today you need to ask someone in your house to complete your Spellings and Mental Maths test for this week. This is the sheet you need to be tested on. SPELLINGS 5.2.21

Here are your Spellings and Mental Maths to learn for next week. SPELLINGS- to be tested 12.2.21


Please keep reading. Try to read a little bit every day. Remember you can login into Oxford Owl using the username and passwords y2smst. Once you’ve logged in, I would recommend that you click on the level at the right hand side. Move it down to the Book Band level Turquoise. Then today I’d recommend that you read the book ‘Animal Magic’.

Please don’t worry if you’re reading something else at home – keep reading that!


Today in English we are going to write a description of the wolf for a WANTED poster. Yesterday you all wrote some wonderful expanded noun phrases to describe many features of the wolf. Have these beside you today because you’ll need to use them.

Work through the PowerPoint presentation where I remind you of some of the features of descriptive writing and then I model writing some descriptions.

Wolf Description – PowerPoint



In maths we’ll continue to work on money. Today we’ll be exploring finding different ways to make the same amount. You need to watch the video first before you begin your task. I have uploaded some images of coins that you may want to cut out and stick onto your sheet to make the money values or you can draw your own coins and write the valued. If you draw your own, try to make them as neat as possible so I can see the value of each coin.

WAYS TO MAKE 1                             COINS

We’re going to look at making some larger money values next week – so keep any spare coins you have!

London Landmark Poster

Today you’re going to create a poster about the London Landmark you chose yesterday.

You need to include some of the facts you discovered yesterday about your landmark. You could draw your own pictures of the landmark or you could print them out and stick them in. Or perhaps you’d like to make your poster on the computer and copy and paste the images in. You could use Publisher, Word or perhaps PowerPoint. You can choose how you’d like to make it.

If you are going to draw and create yours, I’ve included a template below that you might want to use, but again you can create your own if you wish.

Landmark Poster

Please send your posters to me because I will use these for our Erasmus project with our partner schools in Spain, Italy and Romania.


Today we will look at the letter ‘o’. Watch the video very carefully and make sure you keep pausing throughout to give you plenty of time to rehearse writing the letter, letter combinations and words.

Looking after our Mental Health

This week is Children’s National Mental Health Week. We should all look make sure that we look after our mental health. If we were feeling unwell with a stomach ache we’d go to the doctor or if we had a toothache we’d go to the dentist.  So if you’re feeling sad,  lonely angry or anxious,  it’s really important you tell someone about this too.

Take a look through this PowerPoint Presentation too with a grown up.  MENTAL HEALTH PowerPoint

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.  From this Friday there will be a section of the Focus dedicated to ‘Expressing Yourself’ and if you want to, you can contribute! Teachers will be contributing too and sharing with you what we do when we’re feeling low. The link below has lots of ideas about how you can express yourself, perhaps you could find time to look through it with someone you live with?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. make sure you get plenty of time to relax and have fun!

I look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Monday morning!

Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Gourley 🙂