Weekly Blog & Homework ~ 13.3.23

Blog & Homework for week beginning 13.3.23
Dear parents and carers,
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Willow Class had another busy week in school. Apart from the fun and excitement of snow, they are really enjoying their dance sessions on a Thursday and our first swimming lesson was a huge success! I'm sure the children are looking forward to this week's lesson. Can I give a reminder that no aerosol sprays are allowed at the pool please.
Willow Class have a new teacher on a Wednesday whilst I continue with my SENDCO role. Mrs Tate, who many of you will know as she also teaches in Pear Class, has joined our team. Miss Langman is now covering Mrs Chambers whilst she is on maternity leave. The children built up a fantastic relationship with Miss Langman but at least we still get to see her around school, and I just know that they will love being taught by Mrs Tate too.
Swimming will be on a Tuesday with our PE session for this term on a Thursday. For swimming, children should come in their school uniform. On a Thursday, please make sure that your child comes in a school PE kit and has a named water bottle in school. 
Homework Overview
English Homework ~ Our English for the next few weeks is based on the story of The Lambton Worm. The children really enjoyed this short, memorable legend and reading about all of the devastation the Lambton Worm caused! You have two options for your homework task this week.
1) Draw the Lambton Worm in as much detail as you can. Then label it using awesome adjectives. Can you remember how to use commas to list your detail?
2) Create your own version of the worm. What would a worm that terrorises Alnwick look like? What would it be called? Draw your worm in as much detail as possible and again, label it using awesome adjectives and commas where you list.
I look forward to seeing what you produce. Please bring this work back into school by Monday the 20th of March .
Spellings ~ Spelling Frame - access Spelling Frame and complete at least 2 activities and a practice test. 
Times Tables Rockstars ~ Jump on to TTRS to have fun building fluency with your times table calculations. Children should spend around 15-20 minutes minimum on Times Tables Rockstars each week. Fluency of multiplication facts will help your child in so many other areas of maths.Top winners each week will receive a certificate.
Reading ~ Your child has a Guided Reading Book. Please ensure you read with your child as well as encouraging independent reading and leave a comment in the reading record to let us know how they are progressing. Your child can write comments too.
Please ensure your reading book and record is in your bag every day.
~ Little and often...and not last minute! Give yourself enough time to complete homework tasks. Why not get as much done through the week so you can have the weekend off : )
~ Be comfortable...make sure you work in a comfortable space, perhaps with a drink and snack.
~ Have little screen breaks to keep your eyes healthy and happy!
If for any reason, on any week, you have any issues with homework, please just let me know. 
I think that's all for now. If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Take care everyone,
Mrs Smith