Message From Francesca Khaliq at Our Lady and St Vincent Church

Holy Week Quiz for FRHC. Primary School (Key Stage 2).FK.01.04.2020

Holy Week Quiz Younger Children (Key stage 1).Fk.01.04.20

Message from Francesca Khaliq at Our Lady and St Vincent Church

Dear families,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this unsettling time.

As it is Holy Week next week I am attaching some quizzes for the children to do, there is one for key Stage 1 (reception to Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6). Entries will need to be sent back to Deacon Axcel by Tuesday 14th April at, so just put the answers into an email, or you can print the quiz and fill it in and post them to the parish, whatever is easier for you. Axcel will put all the names into a hat and pick a winner, the prize is a £20 voucher, so worth having a go, please encourage them to take part; the answers will be emailed out when the winner is announced.  There is a quiz for older children in secondary school (Key Stage 3), you can request this quiz by emailing and Deacon Axcel will email it to you, there are £20 gift vouchers for the winner of each of the three quizzes.

It is wonderful that we have the capability of live streaming (remember you can access our live streaming by logging on to our website and clicking on live streaming link) but sad to see the benches empty without all our wonderful parishioners. So we would like you all to send a photo of your family so Fr Shaun and Deacon Axcel can print them out and stick them on the benches in church, so we are all there together. So please take a family photo and email it to

I have prepared a Children’s Liturgy for the children to do on Good Friday at home, all the information has been emailed to parents via schoolcomms, there is a run through and 3 attachments for the liturgy, have a read through and see if you can spend some time with the children to do this on Good Friday. Please don’t feel obliged to do it all if you can’t or if you don’t have the resources but have a look before Friday to see if you can get anything ready in advance, you will just need access to a laptop/IPad or mobile to watch the videos and access the music.

I pray that you and your families keep safe and well during this time.

God bless


Francesca Khaliq

Catechetical Co-ordinator

Our Lady & St Vincent


Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning Year 2,

We have come to the end of another term. Time really flies when you are having fun! You have all worked incredibly hard this term, especially over the last few weeks and I am very proud of you all. Please see below the Easter Home Learning project. I look forward to seeing your creations next term.

Wishing you all a holy and restful Easter.

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Lenten Prayer for Friday 3rd April

Loving, merciful Lord, grant us the capacity to be quiet and to listen.

Lead us to the joy of being present to others and hearing their story.

Let us look with love and gratitude on the world around us and open our hearts to those in need.


10am Community Mass Friday 3rd April

Please join this special mass with all the Catholic schools in our community to mark the end of term and the beginning of Holy Week.

You can access the live streaming via the link –









Complete the spelling test for this week’s spellings on the SpellingFrame website.–ing–ed–er–est-and–y-to-words

Copy the following common exception words into your handwriting books.


























WALT: Solve a problem using pictures


Sketch your biscuits.

Will you use a key for the different decorations?

Don’t forget to number your biscuits.

 Remember that there is not just icing on the 2nd biscuit, there is icing on every second biscuit. Which other biscuits have icing on?
Which biscuits have a cherry on them as well as the third one?
What about the biscuits with a chocolate button on them? Which ones are they?
Tell me about the biscuits that have no decorations on them.
Happy decorating!




















Friday 3rd April 2020
WALT: Use contractions.


Pretend that you are a Berwick swan. Write descriptive sentences using the contractions below.


I am – I’m

I will – I’ll

I have – I’ve

I cannot –  I can’t

I do not – I don’t

I would – I’d

e.g. I’m a snowy white swan and I’m coming into land.

I’ll stick my black feet out straight as I splash on to the water, etc. 





















Friday 3rd April 2020

WALT: Understand the events of Good Friday.

The Crucifixion and death of Jesus Mt 27:27-56

Read Matthew’s account of The Crucifixion and death of Jesus . See link below.

On Good Friday we remember how Jesus loved us so much he gave his life for us and died on the cross.

Draw your own crucifix in your book. Write and draw around it some of the important events of Holy Week. Write your own special prayer to accompany your crucifix.


Wonderful learning!

Computing! Childnet Film Competition

Childnet Film Competition 2020

The Childnet Film Competition is now in its 11th year and is open to all young people based in the UK. The challenge is to create a short film or a storyboard with a script in response to this year’s theme.

The theme of this year’s Childnet film competition is:

We want an Internet where we’re free to….

Think about all the things we love to do online. Create a film or storyboard that explains why we want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how we can can make this happen.

Childnet have released packs to give more information about the competition and to help you to plan and make your films at home. All details can be found at

Childnet understands that young people may not have access to specialist equipment at home but don’t let that stop you. Get creative with the technology you have, including phones and tablets, or enter the storyboard category, which doesn’t require any film making equipment.

I am sure there are some great filmmakers in our midst.

Good luck and happy filmmaking.

From Miss Davey

Computing Subject Leader


PE snakes and ladder fun

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well. I thought you might like to try this PE version of snakes and ladders with your family instead of (or in addition to – if you’re feeling super fit!) joining Joe Wicks this morning. There are many different challenges included. All you need is a dice, appropriate clothing, water and a safe space. Enjoy and send me some pictures of you having fun if possible.

Love Miss Pringle

pe snakes and ladders

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I can tell from the emails I have received that there are a lot of busy bees in Year 2. Thank you for sharing your fantastic learning with me. Keep up the great work!

I hope you enjoy today’s learning activities. Please find them in the table below. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the Science design challenge. If you have any questions or if you need any help.. you know where to find me..

Have a lovely day!

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Lenten Prayer for Thursday 2nd April

Lord God, we are called to lives of service, especially to serve those who are poor, excluded or vulnerable.

Grant me the strength to respond to your call, in whatever way I can.

May I always seek to act out of love for all your people, our global family.










Compose a sentence for five of the spellings words and write your sentences in your handwriting book.



Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.

You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Oxford Owl website:



Use the Class Login area.





























Morning Challenge
Fluency 5 x 2

10 + 50 + 20 =
25 + 9 =
88 – 10 =
____ > 27
How many minutes in half an hour?
Half of 80 =
Make 50p 5 different ways
Double 60 =
How many minutes in 1 hour?
31, 41, ___, 61, ____, ____, ____, _____,


WALT: Solve a problem.

23 … 2+3 = 5

How many different numbers are there in Ben’s list?

Write all the numbers in order.

Please note that Ben’s numbers include 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. There is one 5 digit number.

Extension Challenge:
What if the digits added up to 6? How many different numbers are there now?






















































































































































Thursday 2nd April 2020
WALT: Answer comprehension questions
















Did you know….

Early in 2019, a cotton seed was successfully germinated on the moon. However, it did not live very long because during the lunar night, which lasts for approximately 13.5 days, the temperature plummeted and it was too cold for the seedling to survive.

If humans were to ever colonise Mars, they would need to be able to grow crops in order to survive. However, the extreme cold, low atmospheric pressure and high radiation environment would mean that the plants would need to be grown in a heated transparent enclosure if they were to grow to maturity and provide crops.

Get Growing on Mars!!!!

Design and make a Martian ‘grow pod’.

Use recycled materials to create a place where a seed could germinate and grow in a place like Mars.

Think about the conditions that a seed needs to germinate and grow.

I can’t wait to see what you design and create!


Eggciting News! Easter Maths Competition!


The Hertfordshire Maths Team have set an Easter Competition for Years 1 – 6.

Each year group has an Easter problem to solve.

If you are keen to have a go….post your entries by April 24th to your class teachers.

We look forward to your entry!

Click here for the problems to solve!

From Mrs McNamara

Maths Subject Leader

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. In the table below you will find today’s learning activities. You can keep in contact with me by posting comments to the Year 2 Blog or by sending me an email at Thank you to everyone who emailed me yesterday and shared their wonderful WANTED number posters. Keep them coming!

Have a great day! Look after one another and be safe!

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Lenten Prayer for Wednesday 1st April

Father, help me to listen to your word and respond to the truth that you show me.

May I have the courage and strength to bring about change in whatever small ways I can.


Handwriting Copy and complete these sentences using this week’s spelling words into your handwriting books.

  1. He _______ the song they sang in assembly.
  2. She was ____________ the tune she heard on the radio.
  3. I want to be a _______________ in a band.
  4. The cat was _____________ on the wall.
  5. The car ____________ at the red light.





















Morning Challenge

Insert <, > or = to make these number sentences correct.

Remember to prove your answers using pictures, dienes or counters.WALT: Use ‘Think 10’ strategy to solve calculations.



27 + 6 = ____






  1. 35 + 7 = ____
  2. 43 + 9 = ____
  3. 56 + 6 = ____
  4. 68 + 8 = ____
  5. 77 + 4 = ____
  6. 89 + 9 = ____

Extension Challenge:

What do you need to add or subtract from each of these numbers to total 60?

40, 44, 66, 69, 76, 86, 99, 89, 79.

























Wednesday 1st April 2020
WALT: Write similes and descriptive phrases 

Read the poem, The Eagle by Alfred Tennyson.What do you think Tennyson is talking about when he says ‘crooked hands’?

Sometimes poems are a bit like puzzles. We have to work out what they mean.

Tennyson uses similes in his poem. Similes are a type of figurative language. They are used to describe things, by comparing them to something else. Similes may use ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare two things. Similes make our descriptions more interesting for reader. Example: His eyes were as black as coal.

Complete similes about the eagle and write as many words and phrases to describe the eagle as you can think of.






















Wednesday 1st April 2020

WALT: Know about the events of Holy Thursday according to Matthew’s Gospel.


Holy Thursday: The Last Supper Mt 26:17-35

Read Matthew’s account of The Last Supper . See link below.

Create your own Last Supper scene. See examples:

Write a retell of The Last Supper from Matthew’s Gospel in your own words.

Remember to Identify:

· Setting – where does the story take place?

· Characters – who are the people in the story?

· Events – what happens in the story – First, Next, Then, After that, Finally


WANTED number poster!!!!

Working hard!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning Year 2!

I hope you all had a great day yesterday. I know that you have all been working very hard. I am very impressed with all the amazing learning that I have seen. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see your WANTED number posters. Send your posters to …

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Lenten Prayer for Tuesday 31st March

Lord God, we turn to you when we find ourselves in difficulty.

May we also listen to those in need, especially to those who are sick, frightened or living in poverty.

May we never turn our faces away from those in distress.












 Copy the following sentences into your handwriting book.

  1. The loud noise was stopping me from doing my work.
  2. He was sitting on his favourite chair.
  3. Mrs Heymoz hummed the tune.
  4. My brother is a drummer in a band.
  5. The car stopped at the red light.

Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.

You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Oxford Owl website:



Use the Class Login area.









































Morning Challenge


Create a Wanted Number poster for number…..35.

Include as many different ways of representing 35 as you can think of.

Don’t forget to include addition and subtraction number sentences. You could also include a word problem in your poster. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

WALT: Visualise 2-D shapes.

Extension Challenge:

Create your own 2-D shape puzzle.

















Tuesday 31st March 2020
WALT: Use contractions in our writing.


When we talk we often push two words together, instead of ‘cannot’ we say can’t, ‘do not’ we say don’t and ‘I Would become I’d.  I’d like to fly like a bird. I can’t soar up high, I don’t know how to. When spelling these words we use an apostrophe to show the missing letters in the contraction.

Write sentences for the contractions in the table. Try to use some of the verbs you thought of yesterday.

e.g. I’m an enormous eagle soaring over the mountains.



















The portrait that you were looking at yesterday can be found in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait was painted by Albert Charles Challen. The sitter of this portrait is Mary Seacole. In this unit we will be looking at the life of the 19th century nursing pioneer – Mary Seacole.

Research Mary Seacole and create a timeline of her life.

What interesting facts can you find out about her life and achievements?



Runner Bean news!

We have germination! Remember to top your beans up with some fresh water so they don’t dry out!

If your runner beans have a sturdy stem and a few leaves …then it is time to plant your beans into a pot of compost. Don’t worry if your beans are not ready yet! They just need a bit more time!

Marvellous Maths! Well done to everyone for using pictures to prove their answers!


Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that you are all very well and I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.

Caterpillar update! The caterpillars have shed their exoskeletons for the last time and have pupated – become chrysalides. I have moved them into their new hatching habitat. They look like they are resting peacefully, but an amazing transformation is taking place inside. Now we wait!

In the table below you will find today’s learning activities. Please keep in contact and continue to share your fantastic learning with me. If you have any questions or if you need any help please email me at:

Have a great day!

Miss Davey


Subject Activity




Lenten Prayer for Monday 30th March

God, you are infinite mercy, wisdom and love.

Lead me towards healing and rebuilding broken relationships, in my home, locally and globally.














Copy this week’s spellings into your handwriting book:


Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.

You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Oxford Owl website:



Use the Class Login area.



































Morning Challenge
Fluency 5 x 2

44 add 7 equals
50 + ___ = 62
91 – 10 =
21 subtract 9 equals
35 > ___
___ < 53
20 – ___ = 14
double 35 =
How many days in a week? _____
How many days in a fortnight? _____

WALT: Reason.


Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark.

How many creatures could he have seen? How many different answers can you find?

You can record your answers with pictures and number sentences.


4 + 4 + 4 =12

Think about the following questions:

What creatures could there be?
How many legs do they each have?
What’s the greatest number of creatures he could have seen?
What’s the smallest number of creatures he could have seen?

Extension Challenge:
What if there were 12 creatures? How many legs could that be?











Monday 30th March 2020
WALT: Write imaginative and descriptive sentences using synonyms.Imagine what it is like to be a bird. Close your eyes and imagine what it is like to swoop around in the sky.Watch the following clip about how birds fly. clip shows how the Albatros glides and the Fairy Tern hovers.

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings. Brainstorm as many words as you can to describe flying. Using the sentence starter below write several sentences about where you would go, e.g. over a high mountain, to the silver sea, high in the sky

Use your synonyms for flying in your sentences.

Sentence stater: If I were a bird I would ………………………………………..


Use the following words in a sentence: hover, flutter, flap, swoop




























This is a portrait of a famous person. The image has lots of clues about why she is important and about our next topic! Use this portrait to ask and answer questions about the subject. See the question prompts below. Record your answers in your lined writing book.

How old do you think she is?  Her expression can give us clues to the type of life she had. Describe her face. Does she have any interesting features? Where is she looking? What could she be thinking about? What is she wearing? Why do you think she was awarded those medals? Could it have been a brave act? How does she look? Do you think she has a job that is tiring? Think of jobs that require you to work very long hours. Can you guess her profession?  


Thank you for sharing your wonderful learning! I am very impressed with everyone’s tremendous effort! Well done and keep up the great work.