Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Monday 20th April

Good morning Galileo children and parents!


I trust that you are all well and that you have had a lovely Easter. It may have been a little different this year but I hope that you have enjoyed time with family, the sunshine and lots of chocolate! Mrs Davies and I are missing you all and we have been busy discussing how we can provide some fun home learning for you over the next few weeks. We recognise that having structure is helpful to make days run more smoothly and where possible we have planned lessons loosely linked to our usual Galileo class timetable.


There is additional information for parents to read on the Galileo class page. Find the star named 'Information for Parents Monday 20th April'. 


Plan for today:


Phonics and reading

10am – watch live Set 2 Speed Sounds lesson.

10.10-10.30am – Read ‘The Troll in the Pond’ OR ‘The Pet in the Attic’. Remember to read the Green and Red words before reading the story. The ebooks can be found at You will need to sign up but it doesn't take long. 

10.30am - watch live Set 2 Speed Sounds lesson.


Use the link to access the live Speed Sound lessons


If these times don’t work for your family then the videos are available for 24 hours so they can be watched at a different time of the day.




Please test your child on the spellings set before the holidays and set them a new set of spellings to practise. Remember to carry on practising any spellings you have struggled with previously. If you want your child to have an extra challenge use the words from the spelling lists in sentences.



For the next few weeks the new unit of work for maths is multiplication and division. The first lesson focuses on counting in 10’s. Please complete lesson 1 of the PowerPoint presentation and then download the worksheets. There are three worksheets of different ability (shown by the number of stars). Choose the worksheet which you think is best suited to your child. There is an additional worksheet which involves colouring counting in 10’s if you want extra work to complete.


Today is our final lesson thinking about ‘Significant Nurses’. Your activity is to discuss with someone in your family about how modern day hospitals are different to those in Victorian times. You should find a worksheet in your purple folder to complete. They can be downloaded below if you are struggling to find it. Draw pictures or write sentences how modern hospitals are different to those in the past.