Year 5 – W/C 11th May 2020

I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend in the sunshine and celebrated VE Day!

Here are this week’s lessons…


Complete White Rose Maths week 3. This week’s lessons are ones that we have already covered in class, so it should be like revision!




Space Lesson 3 – see the blog post!

Come and See

Paul was originally called Saul.  He was a Jew who came from Tarsus.  In the Acts of the Apostles Paul explains what happened to him and how he was converted.


As I was travelling and coming near Damascus, about midday a bright light from the sky flashed suddenly round me.  I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul!  Why do you persecute me?”


“Who are you, Lord?” I asked.  “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute,” he said to me.  The men with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.  I asked, “What shall I do, Lord?” and the Lord said to me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything that God has determined for you to do”  I was blind because of the bright light, and so my companions took me by the hand and led me into Damascus.


In that city was a man named Ananias, a religious man who obeyed our Law and was highly respected by all the Jews living there.  He came to me, stood by me, and said, “Brother Saul, see again!”  At that very moment I saw again and looked at him.  He said, “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see his righteous Servant, and to hear him speaking with his own voice.  For you will be a witness for him to tell everyone what you have seen and heard.  And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptised and have your sins washed away by praying to him.”

Based on Acts 22: 6-16



  • What do you think about Saul’s story? Does anything surprise you?
  • How do you think Saul felt when Jesus asked him ‘why do you persecute me’?
  • Why did Ananias ask Saul to become baptised?
  • How was Saul transformed by the Holy Spirit?


  • Imagine you were Saul. Write a letter to a friend describing what has happened to you and give reasons to show how this experience has changed your life.


  • Using a painting such as Fra Angelico’s ‘The conversion of Saul’. Discuss how the artist has shown the transformation that has taken place and the effect that it had on Saul.   Make links between the two and record your reasons on a grid or similar.  Note that most pictures depict a horse, which is not recorded in scripture.


In the scripture it says… On the picture it shows… I think this because…




  • With a partner reflect on and discuss what you think the Come, Holy Spirit prayer means for Christians in their daily lives. Re-write or annotate each line in your own words showing you understand what it means.
  1. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
  2. And kindle in them the fire of your love.
  3. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
  4. And you will renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray

God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of your faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in your consolation,

Through Christ our Lord.





  1. Chapter 3: The Den

    As he awoke from his sleep, he saw a twisted tree trunk higher and mightier than any of the other trees. He so wanted to climb it but he knew his siblings would scold him bitterly, “but what did he care” he mumbled to himself. As he started to climb he saw that the leaf covered ground seem to be getting less comforting for a fall and more like an arm breaking mechanism at every step. Cautiously, he clung on to the moss covered branches, but suddenly his foot slipped and he fell onto the hard ground with a THUD.

    As he looked up in a daze, not sure whether he was alive or dead a blurry figure walked towards him he heard a harsh voice and scared babies voice, he realised that it was his siblings. When his eyes focused Lila with an edgy tone in her voice said, “where have you been we were worried sick” though it didn’t look like she was worried just angry, but he didn’t dare argue. Even though Lila had forbidden him he still badly wanted to climb it, so with much doubt and effort he started to climb again. Nervously, he held onto the branches his hands shaking and sweat on his brow but this time he was more successful he reached about grabbing onto anything sturdy looking just like an excited baby. When he got to the top he was out of breath and his hands were red and sore. He looked around in amazement there was a whole new house up here with a dwarf sized bed and washstand, a chair, stove and a small toilet all stood before him like a real life’s dolls house. As he was peeping around the small house, he noticed that the roof was cleverly made with plaited vines and the floor was sturdy obviously from an oak tree, as he was walking around he saw a large door with a brass knocker and handle. Did he dare peep inside?…

    • This is brilliant Libby! I love the suspense you created throughout the chapter and left me wanting to read more. You have used some wonderful vocabulary such as mumbled, scold and sturdy. I also really like your complex sentences 🙂 Well done for having a go at speech, just go back and check for missing punctuation in your speech Libby.
      Well done! Miss Andrew 🙂

  2. Marinate: soak (meat, fish, or other food) in a marinade.

    Max had to marinate the meat before he ate the juicy chicken.

  3. chapter 3: The Den:
    Wandering through the rain forest Fred wanted to adventure onwards to conquer more land. Stumbling across a rocky path they came upon a viney mess. Hidden underneath was a chamber of secrets. Fred leaped back in ore as he then discovers what him and his children had witnessed. Pulling back the vines he reveals more, more secrets. Could this help Fred get home …

    • Hi Logan, you’ve used some great vocabulary such as: wandering, conquer and ore. Re-read through your paragraphs, where are you missing commas and you change from past tense to present tense towards the end. I wonder what was behind the vines….
      Thank you for your writing, Miss Andrew 🙂

  4. Shoal
    A group of one type of fish.
    The children were very close to becoming food for the shoal of piranhas.

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