We have had a lovely first week back at school: the children have quickly settled back in and are, as always, showing lots of enthusiasm and excitement towards their learning. In English this week, we have been getting immersed in our new text type. On Tuesday, we found a cooking pot in our classroom, with a carrot, a note and a piece of writing inside. The note read “This carrot almost started a riot”! We deciphered the clues and discovered that we would be writing a prequel to ‘Once’, a short novel set in ww2. The children are, once again, really excited to be using their knowledge of World War 2 in English. In Maths, we have been continuing our learning on multiplication and division, focussing on formal written methods for multiplication and division. The children found this a bit tricky to begin with but have persevered with smiles on their faces! We have also spent some time this week setting up the children on Times Table Rockstars – all children now have their logins and should spend some time this weekend practising at home. In music this week, we have continued learning about strumming patterns, which the children are now applying to ‘Hey Ho’ by The Lumineers and ‘Happier’ by Ed Sheeran. Finally, today we have enjoyed spending some time in our house teams writing verses for our new school song. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the green team and all of the houses produced some exceptional work!