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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Good morning. If you're working at home today, here are your lessons.

Class Worship - Daily Prayer

Good morning, Dear Jesus

I give you this day,

My soul and my body,

My work and my play.

All for you dear Jesus,

All for you this day.


RE– LEARNING INTENTION:         Preparing for special times.

Talk about preparing to come to school in the morning. What do you do? Is it the same each day? How do we prepare for special occasions: e.g. a party or going on holiday etc. What jobs does each person have to do?

  1. Why is it necessary to prepare?
  2. What would happen if you didn’t prepare?
  3. How do you feel when you are preparing for special times?
  4. What sort of preparations do members of the family make for Christmas?
  5. What would happen if people didn’t prepare for Christmas?
  6. Is there anything you don’t like about preparations – for example, crowded shops?



  • Make a list of the preparations that are made at home in readiness for Christmas. For example, buying cards, stamps, gifts, food; making cakes, puddings, mince pies; preparing decorations, a tree; booking a special outing to a pantomime or a meal.

Make a list of the preparations that are being made in the neighbourhood and the media for Christmas, e.g. shop displays, catalogues, advertisements, street lights and decorations, television programmes, carol singers, Father Christmas etc.


  • Make Christmas decorations e.g. paper chains, baubles.


Gather around the display or focus and have a quiet moment to reflect on and appreciate the preparations being made at home for Christmas.


I’m glad my family prepares for special times...

I enjoy preparations for Christmas because...


Let’s think of people who are working to make Christmas a happy time for others.

Maths – L.O to subtract 2-digit numbers 

Follow the link to watch the video.

Print out the worksheet and complete.


English - Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

L.O - To draw upon what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher

Using pictures of the engine room, children are to create labelled diagrams with short sections of explanatory text underneath 

The cogs rotate when the engine is working.

When the handle is turned, the cog rotates. 

When the cog rotates it moves the road.


Children stick in pictures and write a sentence for each.

The cogs rotate when the engine is working.

READING - Read your online reading book for 15 minutes.

Reading Skills

Practice reading next weeks spellings by using the attached PPT, handwriting and wordsearch.


To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions in the context of considering whether doctors are scientists.

I can use my own ideas to explain how doctors use science.

To describe the importance for humans of exercise, of eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene  in the context of creating a poster for a doctor’s surgery to explain how to stay healthy.

I can describe what is important in order to stay healthy.

Key/New Words:

Doctor, science, Elizabeth Garrett

Anderson, surgery, healthy, exercise, diet, hygiene, clean.

Are Doctors Scientists? Children discuss whether doctors are scientists and share their ideas with their partner

Meet a Doctor: Children watch this BBC clip and meet Dr Dave Caesar, who explains how he uses science in his role as a doctor. The clip also includes a timeline of medicine and information about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first female doctor in Britain. While watching, encourage children to consider how doctors use science. Elizabeth Garret Anderson: Use the Lesson Presentation to tell the story of how Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became the first female doctor in Britain. Using Science: Describe the science skills that doctors must have as shown on the Lesson Presentation. Look for children who can discuss how doctors use science in their work.


Children use the differentiated Doctor’s Surgery Activity Sheet to create a poster for their own imaginary doctor’s surgery, telling people how to stay healthy.

Being a Doctor: Children discuss whether they would like to be a doctor when they grow up.

I can discuss whether doctors are scientists.

I can use my own ideas and things I have observed to explain how doctors use science.

I can describe healthy life choices.

I can explain the important things to do to stay healthy.