Wednesday 1st December - The Saints Football Resilience Project in for Years 2, 3 and 5
Thursday 2nd December - Mr Akrew assembly for all classes
Rags2Riches collected tomorrow
Friday 3rd December - School closed for staff training
Monday 6th December - Steve Harris Assembly
Governing Body meeting 4.30pm
Tuesday 7th December - Military College workshops in for Years 4 and 5
Friday 10th December - Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 15th December - Christmas Fayre outdoors 2-3.20pm. (More details to follow)
Thursday 16th December - Online Christmas Pantomime and Party
(School will send out the online Christmas concert the last week of school)
Friday 17th December - Christmas Toy Day and School closes for Christmas holidays
On Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December, please could all children wear Christmas jumpers, as we are recording our Christmas concert songs. Further details to follow.
YEAR 6 REQUEST
If any parents have any spare white socks/children’s socks that they could donate to Year 6 so they could make sock snowmen they would be gratefully appreciated.
HUGE THANK YOU
An amazing £426.32 was raised by our pupils for Poppy Appeal.
We are really pleased with how well the Nursery children have coped with the transition to their temporary classroom. They have had lots of fun exploring both inside and outdoors, and especially love the big climbing frame! Nursery have been working their Christmas topic, by bringing in something Christmassy from home for Show and Tell, making Christmas tree decorations, and writing letters to Santa.
Reception had their very own message from a very special person from the North Pole. This amazing message started our Pole to Pole project! Exciting times ahead.
Year 1 have kicked off our Monster Christmas with a bang! We have been designing and making our own Christmas monsters. We have also got a brand new member of our class - Santa’s spy Edgar the dragon! He has even brought us our own advent calendars!
We have also had lots of fun working on description, and have been improving our describing skills by playing a monster version of guess who!
Last Wednesday our sneaky Elf dropped off a Mystery Perfect Present for us. We spent the afternoon discussing and drawing what our Perfect Present would be. Some of us chose a Nintendo Switch, Barbie Dream House or a cool Keyboard. It was all very exciting.
On Monday we started our new topic called “Christmas Cracker”. We shared with Miss Ollis all we know about Christmas and we came up with lots of amazing ideas about what things we would like to learn about.
We even told her what Christmas activities we would like to do. Rosie-May suggested that we should make Christmas decorations like snowflakes.
Oliver came up with the brilliant idea of decorating the classroom ourselves. We’ve got lots more exciting ideas too!
Year 3 have been using their knowledge and skills in ICT to recolour and adjust images on a computer.
This week in Year 4, we’ve had a visit from Staff Morgan from the Military College. He taught us all about self-discipline and self-control. We had great fun standing at ease and then standing to attention.
We had to listen carefully to the instructions he gave us, so that we could learn new games.
Year 5 had a great week exploring our new topic "The Art of Christmas". After telling Mr Swann everything we thought we knew about the topic, we gave him loads of ideas about what we would like to learn over the next few weeks. We were lucky enough to have a visitor from the MPTC Young Leaders who tested our knowledge on healthy food groups and took us through our paces out on
the newly improvised drill square! We looked incredibly smart and showed great self-discipline. In maths, we've been looking at polyhedrons (or 3D shapes!) and exploring their vertices, edges and faces! We even had a "Shape Off" to see who could name them the fastest. We also came into school this morning and found an extra member of the class swinging from the projector! We hope Jingles won’t get up to too much mischief whilst he's with us!
Year 6 have kick started their new topic ‘Magic Moments’ which will look at different aspects of diversity at Christmas.
We had fun on Monday morning watching and discussing different well known Christmas Adverts (eating popcorn at the same time helped). We voted on our top three out of the 7 adverts. We watched and the favourite one was Aldi 2020 – with Kevin the carrot. We were amazed at the hidden messages behind so many Christmas Adverts. We are each currently investigating different Christmas traditions in different countries to create a slide show which we will present to the rest of the classes. It will be interesting to find out how Christmas can be different in other countries. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Mae Rhagfur yma. December is here. (Phonetically pronounced – My Rag-vir uma)
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