St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Hello Year 5.

Thank you for all of the wonderful work you have been sending in to me via email. Keep up the great work.

Make sure to join our google classroom meeting today at 9:15am, I will be explaining your art task in more detail.

Today we will focus on Maths, English, Geography and Art. During our google meeting tomorrow, I will be giving feedback on Maths and any other misconceptions.


Please make sure you watch the video below. Our Maths work today will be investigating timetables and answer questions about the information provided through timetables. For question 2 on the worksheet, please design a timetable using the lessons you have today, structuring this like you are in school with break and lunch time included.


ANS6-Timetables ANSWERS


In this lesson, we will review the past, present and future progressive tense. Make sure to complete all tasks and send these to me at the end of the day.

To revise the past, present and future progressive tense (


For your geography task today I would like you to learn about a famous person in history from the Tudor time period. Sir Frances Drake was a famous explorer from the Tudor time period. Read the information below about Sir Frances Drake (from both the website and the PowerPoint PDF) and complete the fact file, I have provided an example below too.


sir-francis-drake-significant-individual-fact-sheet EXAMPLE

sir-francis-drake-fact-sheet BLANK

Finally, use the information you have read and the information from the website and plot out the journey Sir Frances Drake made when he travelled around the world by sea.



Today for art I would like us to focus on ‘Still Life’.

A still life is a drawing or painting that focuses on still objects. The subject matter is inanimate and never moves, typically with a focus on household objects.

To begin this topic, I would like you remember the work we have done in class when shading and sketching. Think of techniques such as a cross hatching, blending etc. I will explain these further during our google classroom today.

Your task will be to select five items from around your home. I would like you to sketch these objects.

Your success criteria:

Think about being accurate, draw the object as you see it.

Create shading in your drawings.

Can you add a light source to your object? This means to recognise the shadow an object creates.

Here is an example of simple sketches of everyday objects:

Example of Still Life Art

Our school Lent challenge:

This year for Lent, as a school community we are going to take part in the ‘Walk for Water’ Lent challenge.

Watch the national assembly created by CAFOD

In this assembly, find out how even though we are all apart, we are still connected. We’ll travel to a place called Afar in Ethiopia, one of the hottest regions on earth, to meet people who make long journeys to collect water because it is so scarce.


Watch the following video about Abdul and Mohammed who live in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Try to imagine how it would feel to walk 5 hours every day for clean water.

So, let’s walk for water so others do not have to.

Click on the link below to access the instructions to help others by raising money and awareness this Lent.

1. CAFOD Walk for Water guide for Primary schools

Also download the water droplet trail template and complete this. Look out for these in your community when you are out for your walk. How many can you spot?

CAFOD Water droplet trail template

To help raise money and awareness, you could set a target for how far you could walk as a family or set a target for how much money you could raise to help others.

We have also included a helpful calendar, which can allow you to keep track of each day through Lent and provide you with ideas to pray daily during this special time.

CAFOD Primary Lent calendar 2021 one page

Please make sure to send in pictures to your teacher, as we would love to see all the wonderful things you are doing this Lent to support and help others.

If you do donate money directly to CAFOD, please inform school via so we can include this in our community total. Alternatively, you could keep your money raised and hand this in to school once we are all back together.

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Staff at St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School


Take care everyone,

Mr. Craig.