Welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week….

In Maths, we have been using a written method for division. This method has proved to be a tricky one to grasp, but I am so pleased to see how EVERYONE’s confidence has grown from day 1 on it to day 3! We really need to know our times table facts to solve division questions, so keep up with your times table practice! I have given the class some division questions to practice at home for their homework this week with as clear an explanation as possible (it’s a hard method to explain on paper!)

In English, we have been doing lots of reading, including a reading paper to see how well we are doing with our comprehension of a text. We have also started to look at a new story in our Read, Write, Inc lesson, which has a historical setting. The class are really enjoying this story and there are so many writing opportunities that this story provides. This story has also given us an insight into Victorian London and the dreadful conditions of the workhouses…so dreadful that a couple of brave children decided to escape in our story, ‘Runaways’.

In RE, we have been reflecting on the story of the Epiphany and thinking about what three gifts we would like to offer to Jesus. Rather that picking literal objects like Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, the children have really thought deeply about what words and actions they could offer that reflect Christ’s example.

This week’s Golden Award went to Ryan for his positive attitude towards his learning and towards the people around him. Ryan is such a kind and considerate member of the class, and a joy to be around!

This week’s Writing Award went to Audrey for her beautiful piece of RE writing. Not only was it a well-written piece. it was thought-provoking and really highlighted her religious beliefs.

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AuthorCatherine Slater