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Holy Cross Catholic

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.


Good Morning Year 4 - Happy New Year.  Don't forget to email in your work to  The best work will receive house points so that you can keep working towards your Ambassador badges even if we can't all be in school together.


We are continuing with our grammar work today and tomorrow.  We will be exploring apostrophes this week as many of you struggled with this in our assessment before Christmas.

Read through the powerpoint and poster and then complete the first 2 worksheets.  You don't need to print them, you can just write the answers on a piece of paper.



Read the text and answer the questions.  You do not need to print the sheets, you can write the answers on a piece of paper. You should be reading an age appropriate text for 15 minutes every day.  If you do not have a book at home that you can use, then log on to Oxford Reading Buddy and choose a book from there to read.

Reading Journal Task Monday - choose 3 words you have read today that you don't know the meaning of and find out what they mean.


Practise handwriting your spellings each day.  Then use a dictionary or to look up the meaning of only 2 words each day.  Write out the meanings.


Today's Maths lesson is Multiply and Divide by 6.

There are no video's to go with this weeks Maths.  Go through the powerpoint. This will help you to understand some of the questions.

Now you can complete the worksheet and challenge yourself with the true and false quiz. 

You do not need to print the worksheet you can do your working out on a piece of paper  

Now you can practise your times tables on either Times Tables Rockstars or you can practise your times tables speed at


This week we beginning our new topic of community.  Now, more than ever, community is important. 

After Christmas children will explore the theme of Local Church, which is our story. The parish is where people gather together to celebrate and practise care and love for each other. The diocese is the community of the Christian faithful. The Local Church theme focuses on the people of God, gathered in Christ, united in the journey of faith, in care for one another, in sharing their story and in celebration.

The experience of community is an essential and enjoyable part of life for people of every age and faith. The cycle of a year and the span of a lifetime contain occasions for regular celebrations as well as unexpected surprises, when people want to celebrate with family, friends and communities.

The Church’s celebrations are also community occasions. On Sundays, the parish family gathers together. It is a time to remember how much there is to celebrate; a time to say thank you; a time to know that God’s love is offered and made visible here and now in Jesus and in people. Sacraments are more formal special moments: signs of ‘God-with-us’, who journeys with his people; signs of strength and blessing for life.

There may be some roles carried out in the parish community which you are not familiar with so these definitions may help you explain the roles to your child:

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – a Catholic lay person who assists in the distribution of Holy Communion, either during the Mass, or afterwards, to housebound persons (ministers to the sick)

Deacon - Permanent deacons are men ordained to an office in the Catholic Church. They can be single or married and usually have secular jobs.

Transitional deacons are students in the last phase of training for the Catholic priesthood. After being a deacon for a year, they are ordained a priest by the bishop.

Deacons can baptise, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute Holy Communion, proclaim the Gospel and preach the homily.


Sacristan – The sacristy is the room in church where the priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and articles of worship are kept. The sacristan organises the books needed for the church celebration. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, (the vessels used in Mass) linens, oils, processional crosses, candles and torches.


Greeters – meet people at the back of church as they arrive and hand out hymn and Mass books.


Catechists – someone who delivers parish education and formation programmes, for example Baptism preparation, First Holy Communion classes

Use the word web below (and the picture above), like we do in class to share what you already know about 'community'.  Then create a poster to go in your window to show how your community is important to you.


This week in computing I would like you explore - what is computer science?  Use the link below to explore the different areas of computer science.

If you have time continue to challenge yourself to beat your score, time and level on Dance Mat typing.

CBBC Home Learning

If you are sharing a laptop or computer, instead of being bored, you could engage with some of the CBBC home learning programme.  See the timetable below.

Have a lovely day and remember to email in your work to