# Friday 16th October 2020

This week we had a special Liturgy in School.  We were celebrating that we are all the disciples of Jesus. Each one of us is called to follow Jesus, every single day. The children wrote on fish cut outs how they ‘dare’ to be a disciple. For example I dare to be a disciple when I am forgiving.  The children shared their dare and added them to a year group net.  These are currently being displayed in the school entrance at school.

In Maths this week we were looking at multiplication and division using the times tables.  We focused on the 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables initially.  Later in the week we looked at solving problems such as – ‘Zig Aliens have 3 legs and Zog aliens have 5 legs.  If Mr. Chapman saw 25 legs on the school field, how many of each alien could there be?’ The children drew the problem (aliens) and then began to apply their mathematical knowledge of the times tables to solve the problem.

In English, the children have been looking at writing instructions. We have been learning about imperative verbs, prepositions and times connectives to help us write some accurate instructions for how to wash a woolly Mammoth. Next week we will be applying these skills in our writing but this time thinking about washing a sabre tooth tiger.

The focus in our spelling lessons was on the ‘or’ sound after a w.  We looked at the words: worm, word, worth, worthy, worthwhile etc. In Phonics the children explored the sound -ew. We would like you to be creative with your home spellings this week. Can you make the words using lego? Can you write them using sticks? Can you write the words with chalk on the ground?

Home Learning: On Friday 23rd October we will be looking at the reading reviews again. These are completed in the Yellow reading journal.  We hope to post some good examples on the blog so don’t forget to bring them in to share.  There are activities to try on Sumdog again this week. Login and have a go! And don’t forget to practise your times tables on TT Rockstars too.

Congratulations to all the children who have received their pens – You need to keep them now by always writing in your best handwriting.  Well done to our show stopper writers, our golden key winners and our Perfect Presentation children.

Reminder: A few children didn’t have their coats in school today and it was particularly chilly in the morning.  Please remember these as it gets colder.

Have a lovely weekend to you all. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Team Three