A lovely last week ready for Christmas! We have:
- Estimated and measured the length of presents for Santa’s sleigh.
- Written emails to Santa,
- Finished writing our group Nativity story books,
- Complete a ‘tooth brushing’ mission for Santa’s elf, writing messages for keeping our teeth healthy with all the sweets and chocolate that are about over Christmas,
- Watched the ‘A Christmas Carol’ pantomime and written a review,
- Had our Christmas party, doing lots of dances and the conga around the school!
We would like to say thank you and goodbye to Miss Holmes our student who has been with us the last half term - she has worked very hard and we will all miss her.
Finally, a very big thank you for all your generosity towards myself, Mrs Jones and Mr Manford with our Christmas gifts! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this term - the children have come such a long way since September, and we are so proud of each and every one of them! Have a very merry Christmas from us all 😊
We have been busy getting in the festive spirit this week! We have:
- Written letters to Santa using the Welsh for ‘Can I have’ (ga i),
- Started to make a group nativity book,
- Gone on a maths hunt to see if we could find the naughty elf,
- Used the balance scales to see which presents would be heaviest on Santa’s sleigh,
- Had our Christmas dinner,
- Created some Christmas crafts.
We were all also completely amazing in our nativity performance which took place in the church on Wednesday - Miss Roberts was one very proud teacher! Diolch to all the parents for helping with line learning and all the amazing costumes!
An extremely busy week working like little elves in the workshop getting ready for the Entrepreneurial Christmas fair on Friday! We have:
- Made plans to show the materials and design for our product - Christmas baubles,
- Written group instructions on how to make the bauble,
- Made our baubles,
- Created posters advertising our baubles,
- Planned and made adverts for our baubles - we took it in turns to take pictures of each other then planned what we wanted to say (see below to watch them! We are very proud of these and really enjoyed making them!)
We also enjoyed a visit from Coverdale puppets who performed a show called ‘A Lad in a Manger’. We have enjoyed making our own nativity puppets as a result of this and some of us even made a set in the classroom to put on our own little puppet show!
We have also performed our nativity show to the rest of the foundation phase as a practice ready for all our grown ups to come and watch in the church next week! We have worked so hard learning when it is our turn to speak and learning lots of songs and actions - we can’t wait to show everybody what we have done.
We have loved our circus adventure this week! We have:
- written about what we can see at the circus,
- used ordinal numbers around class and to make a circus timetable,
- looked at adding,
- made clown hats,
- practised circus tricks and skills,
- collected data to decide what to make for our entrepreneurial challenge next week (more details to follow!)
- collected data to decide what Christmas display to make,
- explored mixing primary colours with paint and melting ice cubes,
- started clown paintings,
- practiced our Christmas nativity - every day the children are being louder and slower with their words - da iawn!
Very proud as always of how brilliant the children are being and how well they are progressing.
This week, we have been learning all about Blackpool! We have:
- Written post cards and made maps of Blackpool,
- Developed our estimating skills,
- Built Blackpool for the Beebot to travel round,
- Investigated light sources and shiny things as part of our work on the Blackpool illuminations (we have LOVED using Miss Roberts' finger beams whilst exploring the class and different letters and shapes!),
- Created Blackpool illumination finger paintings,
- Written our own positive messages to spread like light,
- Worked in teams to see who could build the tallest newspaper Blackpool tower in a time limit,
- Used our sense of sight to spot signs of Autumn during Forest Schools,
- Used our sense of touch to explore the outside with the help of friends whilst we were blindfolded - lots of excellent team work and helping was witnessed here!
This week some of the things we have been up to include:
- Been learning the Welsh names for Autumn clothes and playing a dress up game,
- Writing instructions for what to wear in the Autumn,
- Counting on and back from different numbers,
- Learning about the story of Joseph and his colourful coat,
- Making Autumn leaves.
We also took part in ‘Children In Need’ day activities on Friday - diolch for any donations!
Back with a bang for Bonfire and Remembrance week! Some of the things we have been up to:
- Writing about things we remember from our past,
- Learning about the poppy and what it help us remember,
- Learning about Remembrance Day,
- Listening to songs from the wars that cheered the soldiers up,
- Taking part in some soldier training using the assault course and the amphitheatre - we ran all the way there and back!
- Ordering numbers and counting groups of items,
- Sparkler dancing,
- Making senses poems and nature pictures in Forest Schools.
The children have all made me so very proud this week!
The children should all have come home today with their money boxes ready to make and fill for Children in Need next week; please let me know if there are any issues. Diolch!