St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Summer - Week 5

Religious Education


Word of the WeekAscension


Please visit YouTube to view our word of the week video on Ascension. Reflect this week by praying the feather prayer. You will need feathers and a straw. Think about how the disciples must have felt when Jesus ascended into heaven. Take a feather and gently place it one end of the straw. Now, think how you would feel if Jesus was not with you. Blow gently into the straw to release the feather. This symbolises Jesus’ ascension but also that he will never leave your side.


Pentecost – Serving- Good News


Week Commencing-Monday 18th May

Say what they wonder about Pentecost Day and the Holy Spirit. AT2 (ii)


Create a Holy Spirit Blow Painting using red, orange and yellow paint.

You will need; paper, straw, paints, water and some huff and puff!

Watch Mister Maker for technique tips by following the YouTube link below

Perhaps you could make shapes of flames or a dove to represent the Holy Spirit.

Talk to your child about what they have learnt about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost Day. Ask them what it makes them  wonder about?





Please view the reading/performance of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and download or print the literacy planning and relevant documents below.

🐻 We're Going On a Bear Hunt 🐻| BOOK | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

You can browse more videos like Michael rosen Chocolate Cake on the Official Michael Rosen channels We're Going ...



Letters and Sounds W/C 18th May


This week we are beginning Phase 4. There are no new graphemes introduced as this is a consolidation phase and consists of recapping the graphemes taught in phase 3. It also involves lots of reading of words containing CVCC words and CCVC words.

(C-Consonant) (V-Vowel)


Monday – Recap all phase 3 graphemes by playing Flashcards Time Challenge

Select Phase 3 & 2 minute challenge


Tuesday - Recap all phase 3 graphemes again by playing Flashcards Time Challenge

Select Phase 3 & 1 minute challenge


Wednesday – CVCC Phase 4 Circle That Word Activity Sheet


Thursday – Phase 4 Yes Or No Questions PowerPoint


Friday – Phase 4 Pictures and Captions Writing Frames


Remember there are Letters and Sounds lessons for Reception children available from 10am daily. To view please follow the link





This week please learn the cursive script for:

v  w  y  s  z


Number formation 0-10



Please continue with the forty-five keywords. Remember to learn two or three new spellings per week.



This week we will be looking at half/halving an amount. 



This week we are looking at 'Minibeasts'. Please open the link below for the activity for this week.


Staying with our 'Minibeast' theme... Can you make a paper caterpillar?


Below are two sites to give you some ideas on  constructing a  paper caterpillar. - paper caterpillar      paper caterpillar

P.E - Movement & Music

Dance – Minibeast related 3 x 20 minute activities for the week


Bees do the waggle dance:

Digging for worms:

A dragonfly hovers in the garden:



Anansi the Spider