Wow! What a busy final week of term it's been!
We started the week with a whole school nativity performance, followed by two performances to families which were fantastic. The children were so excited when they returned from both shows and loved performing to such a happy audience! Thank you everybody for your support in making these happen!
We have done some fantastic writing in English to recount our nativity. The children showed great focus with this and enjoyed sharing their writing with friends!
On Wednesday, we had our Christmas dinner in the hall - sporting our amazing reindeer hats (thank you Miss Glenister for helping us with these!)
Thursday was especially exciting, with our whole school trip to The Tower Theatre for the pantomime! It was a super performance and the children had a brilliant time. It was great to see them cheering, clapping, dancing and smiling throughout the whole show. We continued the grooving into the afternoon, when we had our class parties!
Our final day of term was exciting - particularly when the children saw we had the apparatus out in the hall for gymnastics! They were brave and daring with their climbing in this lesson! In the afternoon, we enjoyed a Christmas film with Mr. Day!
Thank you so much for our generous, lovely presents from the class! We look forward to putting the voucher to good use!
We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year! See you next term!
Miss Lawless and Miss Glenister
We have been busy this week with final nativity rehearsals and enjoyed putting on a performance for the pre-school children on Friday morning. We are so looking forward to our nativity performances next week!
We also enjoyed visiting the church on Tuesday afternoon to see the KS2 Christmas service be performed. Year One were a wonderful audience and really enjoyed seeing the older children's hard work.
We have embraced the cold this week and enjoyed reading lots of winter and Christmas stories together. Our favourite was 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth. It generated some fantastic discussions about whether or not we would let cold animals into our homes if they knocked on our front doors. Some brilliant responses... 'Only if they promise to be good!' 'Only if they can talk!' 'Only if that hedgehog is not too spikey!' 'Yes! Any animal! All animals! They can stay forever!'
We have been busy with lots of Christmas craft this week - gingerbread men, reindeer hats, Christmas stencils and more! The children tell me how many days there are until Christmas every day - just so I don't forget! I think they might be just a little bit excited now!
Hedgehogs class were so brave in P.E this week, perfecting their forwards roll techniques from a vault!
It is starting to feel festive in Hedgehogs class with nativity rehearsals in full swing! We enjoyed some Christmas art this week, creating sparkly reindeers to decorate our classroom!
In maths this week, we have been learning to subtract using resources such as cubes and number lines to 'count backwards'. We have been weather reporting in science this week - using a thermometer and measuring beaker to record the temperature and amount of rain each day. We have been learning how the weather changes when we move from autumn to winter.
In R.E, we spoke about the 'good news' in the Christmas story. We discussed what 'good news' means to us, and what we would give to baby Jesus if we were a wise man. Dinosaurs, teddies, golden coins, building blocks - we had some brilliant ideas! We had great fun shopping at presents for parents on Thursday afternoon and enjoyed gymnastics on Friday where we saw some AMAZING forwards rolls (whilst holding a ball between our legs!)
Friday was another exciting tag-day, thank you for the generous donations on Friday for The Rainbow Centre!
We have begun rehearsing for our nativity performance this week which has been great fun! We are enjoying the songs and working on our dance moves! In English, we have been sequencing and re-telling the story 'The Lion Inside' and working on our super sentences! In maths, we have been learning how to solve subtraction problems by crossing out and taking away. In history, we created 'wanted posters' for Thomas Percy from The Gunpowder Plot and in P.S.H.E we have been working on our gingerbread men to celebrate difference. In art, we were continuing to use warm and cool colours in the style of Hazel Thomson, this week working on a colour grid with crayons. We experimented with warm and cool colours when painting digitally in computing.
We had an exciting visit from the fire service on Wednesday and learned lots of important information!
We enjoyed tag day on Friday - thank you for the generous donations to presents for parents, helping to raise money for the school.
This week in English we have been learning to write lists! We have written shopping lists and a list of ingredients to make a good friend, inspired by our book of the week 'The Lion Inside'. In maths we have been solving addition and subtraction problems, using the part-whole model to help us with our reasoning skills. We started to learn about advent in R.E and made advent promises to keep. In history, we sequenced the story of The Gunpowder Plot by placing key events in time order. We have been learning about warm and cool colours in art and this week we were painting in the style of Hazel Thomson. We used our fingers to represent the trees in our changing seasons which we have learned lots about in science. We also had a go at this digitally in computing - selecting warm/cool colours using the paint and spray tool.
It was anti-bullying week and we had an amazing drama session with Ian from Kic Theatre. We read a story called 'Friends' and considered the thoughts and feelings of the characters. We used drama to represent parts of the story and all had such a lot of fun!
Friday was Pudsey day and we celebrated in style with crispy cake making, a toy party for our class treat and a range of fun activities around the school, including P.E games with Hi-5.
What a busy week!
This week in English we have been learning to write captions. We have been writing super captions for images of arctic animals and the gunpowder plot! In maths, we have been working on our addition number sentences and learning to break down word problems. We have been very good at this!
In science this week we were dressing Seren for the seasonal changes of autumn. We selected appropriate items of clothing to keep her warm in cooler temperatures, and dry in wet weather! In P.E this week we enjoyed some bonfire themed yoga and gymnastics with Hi-5. We learned more about the problems for plotters in history this week and created some role-plays of our own to act out how they might have been feeling when they were caught in the gunpowder plot. We created some super bonfire collages in art and our own firework displays in computing, learning to paint digitally using lines and shapes this week. We have been learning how to celebrate difference with Mrs. Shields in P.S.H.E and enjoyed creating our gingerbread people this week!
This term our big question is: What can we see in the sky? In science, we have been learning all about the four seasons and what they look like! We created a seasons wheel to show what trees look like at different times in the year. In history, we have been learning all about why we have firework night! We have learned about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and in art we created a firework display of our own using salt and paint! In computing we have been learning to create digital art by using the paint brush and rubber tool. We have begun our new unit in P.S.H.E with Mrs Shields which is all about celebrating difference and we had a super gymnastics lesson for P.E lesson with Hi-5.
In English, we have been writing acrostic poems all about firework night! Year One did a great job with these and enjoyed sharing their work. We have been exploring number bonds in maths and learning how to use a system to find all possibilities!
Have a super weekend everyone and enjoy the sparkly sky!