Weekly Blog & Homework ~ 16.1.23

Blog & Homework for week beginning 16.1.23
Dear parents and carers,
We have had a great first week back in Willow Class following the Christmas holidays. The children have really enjoyed getting into our new class reader which we are using for this half term's English unit - Rabbit's Bad Habits. They enjoyed some hot-seating on Thursday where they worked in pairs to 'get into the shoes' of the characters and ask and answer questions. In maths we have been practising column addition where exchanges are needed and it is so lovely to see that the children remember this method from last year. To top the week off, our final group of children enjoyed their first session of Forest School and the rest of us learned all about the bones within our body. Great work!
PE for this term will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child comes in a school PE kit and has a named water bottle in school. 
Wellies ~ 
Please make sure your child has a pair of named wellies for your child as we will be outside in all weathers. Thank you.
Homework Overview
Google Classroom ~ See full instructions on Google Classroom for this week's homework which can be completed on this week's slides or written out and brought into school.
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.
~ 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