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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.

Tuesday 1st December

Good morning St Jude, here are your lessons for today.  Remember to work hard and keep your work safe as I would like you to hand in all your work when we get back to school.  The elf is out so keep checking back for updates.

English -  please continue with your research about lions  You wrote your 5 questions about lions yesterday so today I would like you to continue with your research.  Remember to make all the technical words stand out by underlining them, use bullet points to collect your information.  I don't want you to just copy the information as we will be writing the information in our own words.

Maths - please see the attached worksheet and tutor video.

Guided Reading - Oxford Reading buddy

Times tables - log on to times tables Rock Stars

RE - 

Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s year (Church’s Story 3 page 86). A traditional way of remembering that we are drawing near to Christmas is the use of a Jesse Tree.

The Jesse Tree represents the family of Jesus.


The name is taken from Isaiah 11:1, in which says;

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.


Jesse was the father of King David, an ancestor of Jesus. Day by day, symbols relating to the ancestors of Jesus and of the events leading to Jesus’ birth can be placed on the bare tree. Short Scripture readings relating to the ancestors can be prepared for the children to hear ( we will do this when we are all back to school together).


Select some symbols:

Adam and Eve – apple (Genesis 2:4-3:24)

Abraham – star (Genesis 22:12-19)

Joseph – colourful coat (Genesis 37, 39:1-50:21)

Moses – tablets of the law (Exodus 2:1-4:20)

David – harp (1 Samuel 16:17-23)

Isaiah – lion and lamb (Isaiah 1:10-20, 6:1-13, 8:11-9:7)

Mary – lily (Luke 1:26-38)

Joseph – hammer or saw (Matthew 1:18-25)

Roots are important parts of a tree, providing strength and a source of life just as our ancestors have done for us.




  1. Why is a tree a good symbol of a family?
  2. Explain the meaning/relevance of chosen symbols on the Jesse tree? (daily, on-going)
  3. Why are our family roots important to us as people? (Sensitivity  to situation in the class is needed here)
  4. Why would ancestors (roots) of Jesus be important to him?

Now draw a tree of your on and put all the members of your family on the tree to create the branches.

maths woeksheet