Merry Monday and a happy new week St Anthony.
I hope that you and family enjoyed your weekend and that you are well and safe.
Thank you for your hard work. You keep on showing that you are such hard workers. Keep up the good work!
You will find home learning tasks by clicking on the relevant day below. This should help you find each day's learning tasks much easier. Please continue to email photos of your home learning to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please remember that you should still to be reading at least 15 minutes each day. You can use Oxford Reading Buddy for this. Continue to ensure that you are having breaks and going outside. This could be running around or playing in the garden or going for a walk. This week, there is only one learning task on Purple Mash.
Thank you for all your hard work. You are all super!
May is the month of Mary. To honour her during this month, please make your own altar to her at home. You will find a PDF below with ideas on how to do this. You can also paint/draw your own picture of Mary. When you have made your altar, please write a prayer to Mary and place it on your altar. It would be lovely to see some photos of your altars, so if you can, please email me with them. I have attached a copy of Hail Mary prayer - you might want to learn this prayer during this month.
Simone completed her V.E. Day flag
English Week beginning 4th May
Our English this week will be focussed on V.E. Day. On Friday the 8th of May, we will celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2. Due to the current situation, we won't be able to celebrate together as a school family in school. However, we want to celebrate this occassion collectively from home. We are asking that on Friday, you and family wear red, white and blue to signify the colour of the Union Jack. We are aiming to create and share a slideshow of all our families of Holy Cross celebrating this occassion at home. Of such, if at all possible, please have picnic - inside or outside then send in your photographs : email@example.com so we can share these. Thank you.
R.E. Wednesday 6th May - Today we will learn about Pentecost using the reading from Acts 2: 1-4.
After Jesus had gone back to his Father, his friends really missed him very much and felt weary and lost. They always talked about their time with Jesus and wondered about his promise 'I will not leave you alone'. Then, on the day of Pentecost everything changed. What is the day of Pentecost?
The day of Pentecost is a feast day. This year it will be on the 31st of May. On the feast of Pentecost, the Church family remembers and celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Good News of Jesus – the news of God’s love for everyone. At Mass, they listen to the story from the Acts of the Apostles about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Here is the reading:
The Holy Spirit has filled Jesus’ friends with new life. They are not afraid anymore, they wanted to share their joy. We too can spread the word about this happiness because we know that Jesus has brought new life for everyone through the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised. The Holy Spirit is a helper and guide in our lives.
Jesus friends after receiving the Holy Spirit:
Some questions to discuss with your child:
Draw a picture showing the Holy Spirit coming on Jesus' friends. On your picture you could write what happened on the day of Pentecost or show your picture to an adult/brother/sister then explain what happened. Here are some examples of pictures that could be used:
Music Wednesday 6th May - This will be linked to our upcoming at home VE Day celebrations
Listen to a song written especially for the VE commemoration, ‘Take You Home’;
Have a discussion about the song: How would you describe the music? What instruments can you hear? What is the song about? What do you think of when you listen to this music? How does the music make you feel?
Task: As part of our VE Day celebrations at home, we would like you to learn 'Take me home' as a family. As many of you can join in as you want. Please send in your videos to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun!
Art Tuesday 5th May - This will be linked to our upcoming at home VE Day celebrations
Please create a poster thanking our heroes past and present to display in a window of your house, informing everyone that you will be celebrating VE Day on Friday.
The Design is up to you!
Please see below for an example.
I would like to see your creation in our school compilation. If you would like to be included in the school compilation video, please send us a photograph of you holding the poster to : email@example.com (With your parent or guardian’s consent).
R.E. Monday 4th May - Today we will learn about The Ascension using the reading from St Luke:24:48-52
Today we are thinking about the last time Jesus met his friends. They knew he had to return to his Father in heaven. They were looking forward to the coming of the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit would help them. The disciples went with Jesus to Bethany, just outside Jerusalem, he told them they had to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came. As Jesus was blessing his disciples, he left them and returned to his father in Heaven. His disciples praised Jesus and went back to Jerusalem filled with great joy and spent their time praying as they waited for the Holy Spirit. (Based on Luke 24: 48-52)
This day is remembered every year by the Church at a special feast. The Ascension means the return of Jesus to his Father in heaven after the Resurrection.
Some key questions to discuss with your child:
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Our Class Saint is St Anthony. St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms.
St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God.
Prayer to St Anthony
Saint Anthony, great wonder-worker,
intercede for us
that God may grant us our request
if it be for the good of our soul.
be our patron, our protector,
and our advocate in life and in death.