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Home Learning:

Everything for this week will uploaded to Google Classroom. 

However, I am also uploading everything here in case you need it!

Home Learning 1.3.21.



On Thursday it is World Book Day. Please see the link below for lots of challenges and activities that Mrs Rackliff and Mrs Collett have created. The Masked Reader is brilliant! As well as this, please find below a range of different activities to complete on Thursday. You can do these as well as, or instead of, the timetabled Thursday work.

Tuesday RE:

Life is full of give and take and we know it is important to get the balance right.   Sometimes it is easy to take people for granted, parent or friends, and expect to have things our own way.  Sometimes we have to make sacrifices, to give up things for others. It is living today, in a simple way, what Jesus did. 
Sometimes you may give up something so your friend can have a turn.  Sacrifice always involves love.  
During Lent, we often make sacrifices by giving something up or making a Lenten promise.
On the Google Doc, write down what your Lenten promise is this year. Are you going to give up chocolate? Or another food you love? Are you going to promise to do something extra at home to help out? 
Write your Lenten promise on a piece of paper and decorate around it. Put it up somewhere that you will see every day.

RE - Thursday

This is the first lesson of our new topic - Sacrifice.
Read the information about Lent on the pdf documents below (they are called page 96 and page 98).
After Jesus had been baptised by John in the river Jordan, he went into the desert.  Jesus needed to be alone to pray in preparation for his ministry.  It was not an easy time for Jesus.  He was tempted by the devil, but he resisted him, and the experience strengthened him for his mission.  Read Luke’s Gospel describing what happened.
Then, answer the questions based on the Gospel in the google doc.
If you can, print off the Lenten Promise egg - colour in the different challenges as you complete them throughout the remainder of Lent. 


Home Learning 22.2.21

SPANISH:  Please use the Oak Academy revision links at the top of your home learning page for the week beginning 22nd February.

You have a new topic beginning next week so you do need to recap on what you know already.

Mrs Lonergan

RE - Tuesday

After the priest has said the words of consecration, he genuflects in adoration of the real presence of Christ and then says, “The mystery of faith”.  It is called mystery of faith because we cannot fully understand it or explain it, but Catholics believe that Jesus is truly present.  This is the opportunity for the people to say out loud what they believe.  There are three acclamations the people may make, (often they are sung).  These are addressed to the person of Jesus.  The first one is:

We proclaim your Death, 
O Lord and profess your 
Resurrection until you come again.

The second one is:

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, 
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
Until you come again.

The third one is:

Save us Saviour of the world,
For by your Cross and Resurrection
You have set us free

The words of the mystery of faith tell of the sacrifice of Jesus as it speaks of his death. The words of the consecration repeat the words that Jesus used at the Last Supper when
he said his body was to be given up for us and his blood shed for us.  The Eucharist is a memorial of the sacrifice of Jesus when he was crucified on the Cross and the memory of it becomes present to all believers in a special way.

Then, answer the questions on the doc and then choose one of the Mystery of Faith Acclamations and write it out in the middle of a piece of paper. Illustrate around it with pictures that reflect its meaning. Colour your pictures in.


RE - Tuesday- The Last Supper.

Mark’s Gospel tells us how the disciples prepared the Passover or Pesach for Jesus.  If possible, Jewish people like to celebrate this occasion in Jerusalem.  Jesus had entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey and being greeted by the people shouting ‘Hosanna’.  Now it was time for Jesus and his disciples to prepare for the feast of Passover.  The disciples would have gathered the food, the lamb, bitter herbs, salt water, unleavened bread and wine.

Now, read the scripture.

During the Last Supper the events of the Exodus would have been present in the memories of Jesus and his friends; they would have recalled how God led his people to freedom.  Jesus would have celebrated Passover every year of his life, but this time it was different.  He introduced something quite new as he blessed, broke and passed the unleavened bread
to everyone, telling them it was his body and then the cup of wine saying it was his blood and that it would be shed, be sacrificed, for everyone.  He asked that they repeat his actions in memory of him.

Answer the questions on the doc.

Then, look at Leonardo Da Vinci's depiction of The Last Supper. Around the images, insert textboxes to describe you answers to these questions:
What are the symbols used?   
Who are the characters depicted in the picture?  
What are they doing? 
Compare the picture to one of the gospel accounts of the Last Supper, what matches, what has been omitted or added.


English - Wednesday

RE - Thursday - The Consecration

Watch the video of the Consecration at Mass. Every time the Eucharist is celebrated, Christians are keeping the memory of Jesus alive.  The Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and makes that present and real, similar to the Jewish people the events of their freedom from Egypt are made present to them each time they celebrate the Passover.  

During the part of the Mass called the liturgy of the Eucharist, in the Eucharistic prayer, the priest holds the host and says the words:

“Take this, all of you, and eat of it: for this is my body which will be given up for you.”
and when he holds the chalice he says:
“Take this, all of you, and drink from it: for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.”

At that moment the memory of Jesus’ actions at the Last Supper are called to mind and made present and real for Christians.  These are called the words of consecration, consecration means made holy.

Catholics believe that at this point in the Mass, through the power of the Holy Spirit the bread becomes truly the body of Christ and the wine the blood of Christ.  The server will ring a bell as the priest holds ups, elevates, the host and then the chalice.  People will look up and make an act of faith and pray in their hearts something like ‘My Lord and my God’, affirming that they truly believe in the words of Jesus, when he said at the Last Supper ‘this is my body, this is my blood.’  This is the real presence of Christ.

Then answer the questions on the doc.
After that, underneath the questions, imagine you are writing a guide for people who want to become Catholics and are going to Mass for the first time. Describe what happens at this part of the Eucharistic prayer giving reasons for the words, actions and symbols used.


Still image for this video

Daily Grammar


Read through the document about how warfare changed during WWI - there is a lot of information, again, so make sure you read it very carefully. There is some really interesting information about some of the new technologies that were developed during World War I - such as tanks and machine guns. 
Then, look at the slides doc. There are lots of picture there which show some of the different aspects of warfare developed in WWI. Choose 4 of the picture cards and write a paragraph (using textboxes) for each one describing what they tell you about World War I. Refer to the information found out in the information document. 
There are also some WWI Top Trumps cards, if you can print them out then you could challenge a member of your family to a game! If you can't print, don't worry - you could have a go at creating your own WWI Top Trumps! You will notice that the last two cards are blank. This is so that you can use what you have learnt to create two more Top Trump cards.

RE - Tuesday:

This is the first lesson of our new topic - Memorial Sacrifice.
Listen to the story (Scroll down the link and you will see a button that says listen) and then answer the questions on the doc.
Then think about a memory which is outstanding for you. Make a note of who and what are remembered; how you keep the memory alive – for example, through what you say (the story you tell about it); what you do; something you have (a symbol you treasure); a way you celebrate it.
Write a paragraph describing this memory and illustrate it on a piece of paper.

Science - Separating Mixtures Lesson 3

RE - Thursday:

The Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt for many years their treatment at the hands of slave drivers got worse and worse, their boy babies were killed by Pharaoh and they were beaten. God saw their plight and had pity on them.  He called Moses to be their leader and told him to ask Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.  Pharaoh refused for a long time, then God sent some plagues on the Egyptians, the final one was the death of first-born children.  God told the Israelites to smear the blood of a lamb they had sacrificed on the door posts of their houses. That way death would ‘pass over’ them.  Finally, Pharaoh let the people go.

Ever since that time Jewish people have remembered the Passover when God saved them and lead them to freedom.  In the Book of Exodus this is what Moses said to the people, “Remember this day – the day on which you left Egypt, the place where you were slaves. This is the day the Lord brought you out by his great power. No leavened bread is to be eaten.” 
Exodus 13: 3

For the Jewish people, remembering the events at Passover (or Pesach, which is the Jewish word), every year is very important.  It makes those events present to them.  In a certain way they become real to them and have the effect of changing their lives.  

Research Passover using the links and scripture below. Then, answer the questions on the doc and then write a detailed descriptive paragraph explaining the events of the first Passover and how it is celebrated now. Make sure you make links to the events of Exodus and the celebrations that happen now and what they mean for Jewish people today.

Home Learning Week Beginning 25.1.21

I have slightly adapted our timetable for this week, to give the children a chance to continue with their learning but with less screen time. You will notice that Wednesday is now our 'Screen-Free' day. Most of the challenges and activities do not require a screen or only for a minimal time. As well as this, I have added a Review Session on a Friday afternoon, this will give your child a chance to look back over their learning from the week and recap and revise anything they may have found challenging - for example, they may choose to re-watch the maths video from a particular day or look again at the Spanish pronunciation etc. Please try to do the Big Garden Birdwatch on Thursday - Mrs Lonergan is ready for your results - please email them directly to the Year 3 teacher email address.

Weekly Timetable 25.1.21

Maths Work sheets

Wednesday Screen Free English - Reading Comprehension. Choose you own level of challenge and mark it when you have finished.

History - The Western Front. Read the information and then write a letter as if you were a WWI soldier writing home about what you have experienced.

Big Garden Birdwatch -

Please see the bottom of the page on the link below for lots of activities for the Big Garden Birdwatch


Homelearning Week Beginning 18.1.21

History - World War I

Read through the information slides. (There is a lot of information there so take your time!)
Then create a storyboard illustrating 6 of the main events in the lead up to the start of World War I. (There is an example  for how you might want to set this out but it's up to you.)
Then choose one of the countries involved in the start of WWI and find out what its flag looked like in 1914. (Some were different to their flags today!) Find out some information about that country in 1914. You can draw the flag on paper.

RE - Tuesday

Read the information about Dioceses.
Visit our Diocesan website and find out a bit of information about the Diocese of Brentwood.
Copy the Coat of Arms for the Brentwood Diocese and write about what each part of the coat of arms symbolises.


Look at the image on the Word Doc - We Are Making A New World.
Answer the questions about this piece of art.
On a piece of paper, try to recreate this painting. You can use pencil, pens or paint.

Separating Mixtures Worksheet

RE Friday

Re read the information about Bishops/Dioceses.
Annotate and label the image of the Bishop on the ppt doc to explain the symbolism of what the Bishop wears and carries. (Use text boxes and lines to annotate).

14th January 21

Please see link below.  We also have lots more information on our e-safety page.  Go to 'Key Information - E-safety'

Children's University Activities - Week 1

English - work through the chapters and answer the questions.

History As we didn't get to finish our Victorians topic in the last week of term, I thought we could complete it this week before beginning WWI next Monday. Read through the PPT. Then complete the activity based on A Day in the Life of a Workhouse Child. There is also a reading comprehension challenge. If you complete this and you still want some more work... it would be fab if you could create a beautiful information text (like a double page spread we have done in class) about Victorian Workhouses.

Tuesday RE - Read the scripture from Isaiah on the powerpoint. Answer the questions. Identify the words of comfort from Isaiah, found in the passage. Select phrases and illustrate the meaning of these through words and pictures.

PE - Choose one of the challenges below to complete.

RE Friday:

In the Gospels, we read about Jesus’ mission. ‘Gospel’ means ‘Good News’. The Good News Jesus came to make known is that God loves each of us and that living in God’s Way brings love, justice and peace for the entire world.  In his Gospel, Luke shows us how Jesus chooses God’s way and begins his mission.  Jesus carried out his mission by what he said and what he did.  He started this when he was about 30 years old.  Jesus did not carry out his mission on his own, he called people to be with him and they were inspired to work with him.  He travelled through towns and villages preaching and proclaiming the Good News.  He chose twelve people to be his apostles and share his mission.  The twelve apostles and some women went with him. 
Read the scripture below and answer the questions on the doc.
You could then make a poster explaining Jesus's mission - think about what it might encourage people to do/be like.


Dear Parents

DfE guidance requests schools to set 4 hours home learning for KS2 pupils


Kind Regards

Mrs Kelliher

English - Read the Text and answer the questions

Wed - Spanish/RE - 

Watch the video and read the information from the website.

Write a paragraph describing how Epiphany is celebrated in Spain/Spanish speaking countries.

Home Learning Day - 5th January 2021.


Today, please complete the English, maths and RE challenges. When you have completed a challenge you can photograph it and send me an email, if you want.
Make sure that you also do plenty of reading today (remember that you can log into AR from home if you have finished any books over the holidays, so that you can do the quiz.)
You must practise on Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars today. 
You might also want to log into Interland or to do some computing.


Modal Verbs Grammar Lesson

Maths - Multiples. Watch the first video on the link - multiples. Complete the sheet.

RE Lesson:

Read the attached PDF about the Richmond Fellowship.
Research another charity, such as RNLI (Life boats), Caritas, CAFOD, Missio, NSPCC, RSPCA etc.  
Find out such information as:
- who was the inspiration for the group
- who is involved
- who do they help
- how are they funded
- how people can help
- what reasons people have for wanting to help.
Write a paragraph about the charity on word. You could then email the document to me.

The Richmond Fellowship

Autumn Term 2020 - Home Learning


Please see Google Classroom Stream for a range of Maths and English activities to be completed this week - 16.12.20 - 18.12.20. These resources are all Christmas themed and should be fun to do this week! Please also see the information below for some further activities. 


Below you will find a learning grid of opportunities for you to continue at home if your child is having to quarantine or self-isolate.


As soon as I can, I shall also email you directly with additional resources to guide you in your child's current maths learning while they are at home. The link below will take you to the relevant teaching videos from White Rose.


For English lessons, please see the link below to The Oak National Academy. These are stand alone lessons for the children to complete while they are off.

The first set of lessons are based on the David Walliams book The Demon Dentist. 

If your child completes these, please move onto the following link based on Oliver Twist - this is a great link to our history leaning!


Please feel free to contact me via the teacher email if you need further advice or assistance and I shall do my best to get back to you as soon as I can.


Many thanks, Mrs Rockall