Merry Christmas!

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We joined together this afternoon and placed the child Jesus in the manger whilst we sang carols and listened to the Gospel reading.

Thanks to Christian for placing him so carefully and to Joseph and Adeze for bring the first to wish him Happy Birthday! 


We also said farewell to two families leaving us for pastures new – the Oczokowski and the Andrews families. These children were sent off with our traditional blessing:


The four children were also given a special prayer book signed by each adult in the school. We pray for these children and their families as they begin a new adventure.

We then cheated and lit the 5th advent wreath candle: Merry Christmas! 


Have a wonderful Christmas celebration everyone. 


See you all again on Thursday 5th January 2017 … just in time for the arrival of the Kings on Friday!

Thanks from all of the staff for your kind festive wishes, gifts and treats! 

God bless you all!

Mr White xxx 

Festive fun in EYFS

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Festive fun in early years started with choosing which costume to wear. We then got together in Reception class for some party games – musical statues, the reindeer Hokey Cokey and Santa’s coming to name a few. Then it was time for some party snacks in Nursery. Super manners EYFS!

We then returned to Reception to share some Christmas stories and songs. All the EYFS staff are very proud of the super sharing, excellent team spirit and enormous smiles. Merry Christmas!

This week in Nursery

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We have enjoyed making our preparations for Christmas by: creating surprises for our parents; reflecting on our Advent promises and learning about how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

In Maths we have been comparing and learning vocabulary to describe different sizes and ordering items from smallest to biggest. We have used our new skills in Santa’s Workshop, to problem solve how to load the sleigh with presents.

In Phonics, we practised alliteration by playing interactive games and creating alliterative names for the elves!

Looking forward to our Christmas party next Tuesday!

Year One’s Week

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Well done Year One for a fantastic performance of Children of the World on Thursday. You should all be very proud of yourselves for all the hard work, time and effort you have put into learning your parts for the play. I was very proud to be your teacher! 

This week Year One have been learning about a very special kind of sound that has a very special name. These sounds are made from two vowels that are split by another letter. Can you tell someone at home what they are called Year 1? 

We made repeating patterns from 2D shapes this week in Maths, having a go at extending patterns that Ms. Coleman had started for us and making our own too. We also explained how we knew what shape was going to come next.

Our Advent calendar doors are almost all open now. The last door we opened asked us to help with some jobs at home. If you haven’t brought in your money to sign the class Christmas card yet, perhaps you could do a job at home this weekend in return for a pound or two Year 1. 

Have a restful weekend everyone.

What a busy week!

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img_1978Year 2 had another super busy week this week.  The week began with final rehearsals for our play.  This year we performed “Children of the World” with Year 1.   The team work was particularly impressive with  children from both classes supporting each other brilliantly. The performance on Thursday was spectacular with amazing singing, dancing and acting from everybody. It was exciting to learn about the different Christmas customs from around the world.  It is wonderful to know that although we celebrate in different ways so much is the same all over the world. Well done Year 2.

The Christmas theme continued with our Maths and English using Christmas stories as our inspiration.

 

This week in Year 5

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What an action packed week!
We performed brilliantly during the KS2 Christmas play-everyone was so impressed with our singing. Mrs White and Mrs Mather are looking forward to the Easter play already!
We had lots of fun making some very creative Christmas hats to wear during our delicious Christmas dinner, snow flakes and paper chains.
We have demonstrated great teamwork whilst working in our groups this week. In Maths we were party planners trying to stick to our £100 budget. We also took part in a Greek Murder Mystery game where we collated lots of different styles of evidence to try to find out who the murderer was…the Corinthian Nobleman, Zarek, was the culprit!
We have finally finished our ‘Oliver’ topic and we were excited to watch the whole film now that we have heard the story.

Congratulations to those children who received half termly reading, homework, friendship and handwriting awards.

Thank you to all the children who have brought in money for the CAFOD Christmas gifts-year 5 have managed to raise a magnificent £70!