St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Good morning Year 5.

Happy Friday!

Thank you all again for all of the wonderful work you have sent in to me.

Today we will focus on Maths, English, RE, Computing and our Tudor Project.


Today we will be investigating the area of irregular shapes. It is very important that you watch the video provided.

We will be using words like ‘estimate’ which means to roughly calculate or judge the value of something.




Today we will finish the week with a poetry comprehension. Enjoy the poem and take your time answering the in full sentences.

Poetry Reading comprehension

Poetry Reading ANSWERS


We begin today’s RE lesson by looking at the memory of Passover. If you remember, we cover the subject and events of Passover during our Judaism week in October. It is important that revisit this to help us think about the rest of this RE topic. Here is a useful link to the BBC bitesize website to recap Passover.

For the Jewish people, remembering the events at Passover (or Pesach, which is the Jewish word), every year is very important.  It makes those events present to them.  In a certain way they become real to them and have the effect of changing their lives.

You can read through the scripture here:

Exodus 13_3

Once you have read through the scripture and looked through all of the BBC bitesize information about Passover, complete the following task:

Write an article for the local newspaper about the events of the Passover.  Describe and show understanding of what Passover is, what it represents and how Jewish people celebrate it today.   Giving reasons and making links to the words, symbols and actions with in. You could even link the words from our scripture above.

Here is a newspaper template, you do not have to use it all, and you could just use it as a guide. If you want to create your own in publisher that is up to you.



Click here for Mr. Patterson’s ICT lesson

Friday Project:

Week 4 of our Tudor project, remember that you are creating more than just one piece of work to put together in a presentation at the end of the project.

Tudor Friday Project 1

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 themselves. 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! Our teachers will be contributing too and sharing with you what we do when we’re feeling low. This week you’ll see some of my art work that helps me relax.

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?

Take care,

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Make sure to take time for yourself and have a lovely rest.

Mr. Craig.