This week in reception…

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Another wonderful week in Reception. We enjoyed sharing our Snow day stories with each other in Snack and Chat time. We found out that the birthday boy this week asked for snow for his birthday and it arrived…on his actual birthday!

Santa’s workshop was open and extremely busy with lots of letters being written and decorations being made. Some great blending was happening when the letters were written. The parcels are still waiting to be wrapped and weighed…looks like another busy couple of days next week.

In RE, we heard about John the Baptist spreading joy in the gospel reading. We talked about the pink candle on the advent wreath meaning joy too. Remember to help spread that joy to those less fortunate than ourselves by donating some money to, and signing our card for, Cafod. We chose to put the music from our advent mass on the CD player and the singing in D&d was super.

Monday morning is our EYFS Christmas party so come to school wearing your party clothes (appropriate to wear all day please mums and dads!). Looking forward to celebrating with you then.

 

Year One’s week

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What a busy busy week! Well done Year 1 for such a fantastic performance on Tuesday morning. Despite the traffic and rush getting changed AND missing your dress rehearsal on Monday you did an absolutely amazing job of retelling the story of Christmas. We were all very proud of you and you thoroughly deserved your Christmas party on Thursday afternoon with the Year  2 children. We enjoyed a Chrsitmas quiz on Thursday morning and worked in teams to try to solve the Christmas puzzles!

Well done Year 1! 

A festive week in Nursery

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As we lit our first Advent candle, the week began with two amazing performances of the Nativity story, on Monday to the whole school and on Tuesday to our families. The children sang from their hearts, remembered actions and delivered their word perfect lines clearly and even mastered using a mic on stage! We are very proud of them.

We had a visit from Elfie who gave us a challenge of writing a letter to Father Christmas, telling him all the good things we have done and what we would like as a present. Everyone rose to the challenge and had lots of ideas for their letters. The children then practised their pencil grip and mark making when writing their letters to Father Christmas. Problem solving skills were used to work out how to get our letters into the post box and the children then helped each other fold them carefully so that they would fit into the slot. The next day, we arrived in school to find the post box had been moved and Mrs Hurley’s special camera had taken a picture of Elfie collecting all our letters to take them to the North Pole! 

Our role play cafe closed for the season, but has been replaced by Santa’s Workshop. The children have been very busy wrapping gifts, counting paper chain links they have made before hanging them around the tree and comparing sizes of children’s stockings to work out if gifts will fit in. Lists have been made to ensure our final week of preparations covers all we need to do in order to prepare for Christmas Day. All we need now is some snow!