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Week beginning 1st June

Hello year 5s!  I hope you are really well and have been enjoying the amazing weather we've been having.  It's way too hot for me, so I tend to only go in it at the beginning and the end of the day when it's a bit cooler. 

The home learning will be uploaded for you every week and I just ask that you take your time and think about quality over quantity.  I would rather you spend longer over a piece of writing than trying to get t done quickly and it not be so interesting. I'll start reading more of Fly Me Home tomorrow, for those of you that are following the story.  It is really good.  

Hopefully, you're able to take more exercise now, so make the most of getting out and about safely.  

I'm thinking of you all every day and miss you all. 



Read the following information about Pentecost.  The disciples must have felt a little  like we all do as the restrictions slowly begin to lift following 'lockdown'.  They were scared to leave the upper room, as Jesus was no longer with them, and they were scared they would be hunted and persecuted.  Then Jesus revealed himself as the Holy Spirit and gave the disciples courage and the strength to go out among the people and tell them all about the Good News that is Jesus.  

It is Pentecost that the church as we know it was begun.  It was a new way of living - a new life.  

Write a letter addressed to world leaders, telling them of a new way to live.  Think about how nature is starting to heal itself because there's less pollution from cars and aeroplanes, people are kinder to each other even if they are strangers and we're buying only what we need not what we want.  Tell them how you want people to live their lives so this never happens again.  

Take your time and really think about it and write a couple of sentences a day, re-reading them so they say exactly what you mean and selecting your vocabulary precisely.  Use scripture to evidence your argument and include the holy spirit.  


Pentecost is the liturgical season after Easter which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church, ushering in a new era for the people of God. In Acts 2:1-41 the Holy Spirit descended upon apostles in which they were able to speak their native Galilean dialect but were understood by people of many different languages and nations. Pentecost begins the eighth Sunday, or 50 days, after Easter Sunday.


“Pentecost” is from Greek meaning “fiftieth.” The name Pentecost was originally given to the Jewish Feast of Weeks which fell on the fiftieth day after Passover, when the first fruits of the grain harvest were offered to the Lord (Leviticus 23:15-21 and Deuteronomy 16:9-11). The second chapter of Acts begins by noting that the Feast of Weeks had just passed.


Some people regard it as the birthday of the Church because from that point on the apostles carried the message of Christ to the whole world. It is indeed a new age of the Church through which Christ works in different means for our salvation.