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Week beginning 9.11.20 


Willow students have had an excellent week with Mrs Reed and Mr Selby in my absence.  I have been in contact with staff on a regular basis and have been keeping a close eye on things - one thing I'd like to see more of is Times Tables Rockstars being used!  It makes life so much easier when table facts are learnt and instantly recalled and this is actually not as hard as it seems.  All it takes is regular, repeated practice of a few minutes every day!


Have a good weekend,  Mr Ballard



The children have been revising the features of balanced arguments and drafting their own based on whether children should have to go to school or not. It is a sad fact that not every child in the world does have access to an education.  In Victorian times, Britain was the same and we will look at why this might be the case around the world in our topic work next week.



It has all been a bit broken up this week - numbers have been divided into bits and parts of the whole.  Fractions of whole numbers and how to find them quickly are a core skill for maths and the link to times tables is really important here. 

We have done converting mixed numbers (when there's whole numbers and parts like one and a half) and improper fractions (fractions that sound wrong like three halves). 

Children have been using their times table facts to divide whole numbers into equal parts and then find multiples of those parts.  For example, 3/4 of 12 is 12 divided by 4 x 3 = 9.  Make sure your child accesses TTRockstars as often as possible next week, ideally every day!



It was back to school for Willow this week - Victorian school!  The children learnt about how it was the Victorians who led the way in creating free education for everyone although their schools were very different to ours with much less creativity, strict punishments and NO TALKING!  I miss the old days....



Reading needs to continue at home as it will in school.  Please try to hear your child as often as you can.  If you can’t hear them read, take time to talk to them about what they are reading. 

New spellings went home on Friday and each child knows which word list they are working on.  They have a sheet to practise each day and will be tested on those words next Friday. 

Each child knows what times table they should be working on.  Again, a little run through every day is best or as often as you can.  Don’t forget to use TTrockstars! 

There is an additional maths homework sheet which is on this page but there is no need to print it as every child received a paper copy. There are two different levels but your child knows which sheet they should be having.


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9