Blog and homework for week commencing 23rd of November

Hello and welcome this week's blog and homework page. It was great to see everyone back in school last week following an unexpected long weekend! Thank you to everyone for signing up to parent consultations. It was lovely to have the opportunity to speak to you all and even though it is not our usual way of holding the meetings, it was still good to communicate how your children have settled back into school life.
 
We started on our history topic of 'The Romans' last week, beginning by comparing Celtic and Roman life. Attached is a photo of a lovely Roman soldier made of wool which was created by Daisy so I thought I'd share that with you all. By all means, if you decide you want to do a bit of your own creative home learning related to our topic, take a photo of your work and email it to me. We could have our own online Roman gallery!
Below is an overview of our Willow Class celebrations as well as details of this week's subject homework, spellings and Bug Club.
 
WILLOW CELEBRATIONS
 
We have some Spelling Frame Stars who have been working hard to practise their spellings and build up well-deserved points. Well done to our famous five for this week who are Tilly Ostle, Lucas Graham, James Lamb, Emmie Keenan and Lily Mallaburn. Keep up the hard work everyone and make sure spellings are practised ready for our weekly test. Let's see who will appear at the top of our leaderboard next week. There are School360 points up for grabs!
 
Our Star of the Week for last week was Zach Harris for his detailed step by step recipe homework on Busy Things as well as his attitude to learning. Zach always works to the best of his ability. Keep it up Zach!
 
We also have three Times Tables Rockstar's heroes this week following the Math's Week England competition. Certificates are heading their way to James Lamb, Chris Bridgens and Isla Lockett. Well done to you all! Remember, Times Tables Rockstars is a great way to practise your times tables and you can all access it anytime.
 
 
SPELLINGS & HOMEWORK
 
~ All spellings can be found by logging onto Spelling Frame. Please log on regularly every week to practise your weekly spellings. If for some reason your child is not able to access Spelling Frame, please get in touch and I can send you the spelling list. 
 
This week's homework is once again set on 'Busy Things' in 'My Assignments'. Thank you for all the fantastic comic strips last week. I really enjoyed reading them all and seeing how you all used images as well as speech and thought to tell each story.
This week's homework can be found in 'My Assignments'. This week's history homework requires you to do some research on Roman entertainment. Last week, we compared Celtic and Roman life, including what they did for entertainment. You are free to choose your own template on Busy Things. There are options for researching and writing about a colosseum, chariot race or gladiator match - the choice is yours. As well as finding out more about your choice, I'll be looking for capital letters and full stops in your work. Don't forget to use those looking eyes to check your writing makes sense before submitting it to me. Have fun!
 
BUG CLUB
 
I was delighted to hear all of the positive feedback on Bug Club. On the whole, it seems to be a very engaging and motivating reading tool which gives an additional thread to what we provide in school and to what you, as parents, provide at home. I discussed with some parents the need to set more reading books each week. I mentioned setting a band of books for each child but after some thought, I have decided just to set a few books each week which your child can read through at their own pace. As long as at least 1 book is being read each week, I am happy with that and if extra is done that's a bonus. 
 
Take care everyone and have a good week,
 
Mrs Smith