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


Have a marvellous Monday St Anthony!

Maths - L.O. To add two 2-digit numbers - not crossing 10

Please ensure that your child watches this video first before completing the paper based activity attached below. I have also uploaded the answers.


Last term, you all worked very hard to create your Non-Fiction report on the Human Lifecycle.  To refresh our memories, this week we will focus on another Non-Fiction Information Text.  We will link this to our Science topic 'Living Things and their Habitats'.


Today you will listen and respond to an information text. 

Click on the link below for today's lesson.


Today we will recap on the alternative grapheme /ou/ for the phoneme /ow/ that we learnt when we were in school.  Here is a picture of the page we used: 



  1. Both /ou/ makes the /ow/  sound.
  2. When you hear the /ow/  at the end of a word or syllable, use ow (cow, now, pow/er, show/er).
  3. Most times, when you hear /ow/ at the beginning or middle a word or syllable, use ou (ounce, house, loud). The word owl is an exception.

    The exception to the rule:

  4. If the word rhymes with down (for example, frown, clown, town) or owl (howl, towel, growl) we usually use ow.



Attached below is a 'sort' activity.  

Read out the words carefully then sort the 'ou' and 'ow' words by writing them in the correct box.

Guided Reading

  1. You will need to log into your account on Oxford Reading Buddy. 
  2. This week we will be reading and exploring the non - fiction book 'Way - Out Day Out', written by Rob Alcraft. This is what the cover page looks like: 
  3. Once you have logged in, search for this book.
  4. Read pages 4-9 only. Remember that you can also listen to the story by pressing the 'play' button.
  5. Once you have finished, answer the following questions in full sentences and please remember your full stops.


The Sun

  1. Where is the Sun positioned in the Solar System?
  2. What is the Sun?
  3. What temperature is the Sun?



  1. What would happen if a human landed on Mercury?
  2. If we measured Mercury in Earth days how long would one day in Mercury be?
  3. What is the temperature of Mercury at night and at day time?



  1. What two things would happen to you if you landed on Venus?
  2. What temperature does Venus reach?
  3. How would you describe the surface of Venus?


If you could choose......

  • If you could choose one of these planets to visit, which one would you choose?  Why?



Yesterday was the second Sunday after Christmas.  During Advent we learnt that Mary was told by Angel Gabriel that she would have a baby and His name will be called Jesus.

Below you will find a Liturgy for today's lesson. This will pave the way for our next lesson.  It teaches us about another name for Jesus based on the reading found in St. John 1: 1-18.

Please join in and listen to this then complete the activity.


Use different materials at home e.g.lolly stick, paper and create a 'Star of Jesus'. On each side of the star write a different name for Jesus.  Think back on all the names we came up with when we were in school.  For example the Prophet Isaiah said His name would be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  What names do you call Him when you pray?

Here is an example of what your star could look like. Please remember to ask your adult to email your work to me.


Children's Liturgy Second Sunday after Christmas : John 1:1-18 Illustrated Gospel and reflection

Sister Mary Rose reflects on the Gospel Reading John 1 :1-18 for the second Sunday after Christmas with prayers and an art activity making a ' Star of Jesus'