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Christ Church (Erith)

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October 2021


This month in English, Lichfield class have learnt the difference between myths and legends! We looked at several different Arthurian legends (from the time of King Arthur) including: The Sword in the Stone, Excalibur and The Five Terrors of Camelot. Using these legends as inspiration, we were able to create our own knight! We thought about all the amazing qualities that a knight should have such as: bravery, loyalty and strength. We then sent this knight on our very own quest, which had a few obstacles in the way! However, as always, good always triumphs over evil and our knights were able to come back to King Arthur a hero.



This term, Lichfield have had the amazing opportunity to go swimming at our local leisure centre. Lots of us were feeling very nervous on our first trip but after getting in the water we realised how much fun it was! We have already picked up some great skills that we couldn't do at first, such as putting our faces in the water, blowing bubbles, jumping into deep water and swimming without putting our feet down! For the members of the class who were already confident swimmers, we have been learning about how to be safe around deep water. We have looked at how to float on our backs and also how to tread water. We do this by 'washing the floor with our hands and riding a bicycle with our legs'. 


In maths, we have been learning about what are equivalent fractions. We found that we can find an equivalent fraction in a few different ways - one of them by drawing and using a fraction wall. If you use a ruler you can see that different fractions 'line up' - 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6 etc! We also learnt that we can find equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by the same number. Here are some pictures of us playing a triangle game, which involved us finding the equivalent fraction on each side of the triangle and then making one big triangle!