St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Good morning and happy Friday!

Well done for getting through week 5. One more to go and then it will be half term!

Today I would like you to write your own persuasive letter in English, carry on with division in Math, carry out a Collective Worship to complete our RE topic and complete the Mini-Project you began working on last Friday.

On Monday morning I will be giving feedback on your mini-project and any other misconceptions.


In this lesson, you will write your own persuasive letter to a person/organisation/thing of your choice. You will need to remember the features of a persuasive letter which you have studied over the past two weeks to support you in writing a very persuasive letter. In case you are struggling to think of a persuasive topic to write about, here are some ideas:

  • Persuade people not to drop litter in the river.
  • Persuade the fisherman to catch different species of fish.
  • Persuade your parents to stay up later on an evening.
  • Persuade the school council to get something on the yard you like the sound of.
  • Persuade Mrs Bishop to try peas (Mrs Bishop refuses to eat them).


You are going to carry on with division in Math today. I would like you to use the skills you developed yesterday but remember you can use objects around the house to support your learning and help you check your answers. Follow the instructions carefully in the video, then complete the worksheet.

050221 Divide 2-digits by 1-digit

Collective Worship

This is the final work on our current RE topic of Journeys. Today I would like you to reflect on your own journey and complete a collective worship around this. Follow the instructions on the sheet, you might want some calming music to carry out your collective worship to.

I have also included the Psalm 122 which you might want to put up on a screen or print for your focal point.

050221 Collective Worship



Today you will continue working on your River Pollution task from last Friday. This could be in the form of a poster, PowerPoint, leaflet or anything else you would like to create. To help you, please think about the following,

  • What is river pollution?
  • What are the main causes of river pollution?
  • What is affected by river pollution?
  • How could we help prevent river pollution?
  • Any interesting facts about river pollution?


Looking after our Mental Health

This week is Children’s National Mental Health Week and as we’ve talked about in class, it’s very important that everyone looks after their mental health. If you had a sore arm or leg you’d tell someone about it. So if you’re feeling a little sad or down, then it’s important you share that with someone too. The video below has lots of ways we can make ourselves feel better and get help.

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?

Enjoy your work and have a wonderful weekend. I will see you on Google Classroom at 9am Monday morning 🙂

Mrs Bishop