I'm no gardener, but I find Monty's voice very soothing and re-assuring that all's right in the world.

So, the second full week means lots of continuing to embed processes and the chance/need to deepen/further learning across the subjects. We've got the early work routine sorted - 1 x Guided Reading, 1 x Mental Maths, 2 x spelling activities - from Monday to Thursday, with new spellings, spelling tests and times tables work happening on Friday. English will feature some more drama and a detailed look at two more texts related to Mary, Queen of Scots (another by Terry Deary and one by a French visitor to Fotheringhay in February 1587) before we attempt the parallel pieces of narrative featuring accurate use of the past tense and conjunctions to start sentences, which will require a comma, and conjunctions within sentences which will typically not require commas.. Maths will give us our first run at multiplication and division (with a homework to follow) and Mrs. Walker will expand the class's knowledge of the solar system. We will find out what the Saxons looked like and what was important to them, use Scratch to begin to develop a computer game, complete our first pieces of preparatory art work (which should be good enough to display) and finalise our R.E. led hall display too. I'm hoping to introduce the prayer/reflection corner, like the one the class had in Blue Class, very soon and the intent is to give the pupils somewhere to be quiet and thoughtful as well as giving them a specific idea on which to reflect each week, with a means of sharing their thoughts.

After school clubs also get going this week which always makes everyone feel that we're fully operational. Here we go...

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