Texture, numbers, rhyme, experiments and germs!

We found some ice outside and decided to complete an experiment to see how long it took to melt. Sophie guessed that it would take about half an hour in the heat of the classroom. As you can see in the photograph below she was right!

This week we also had a visit from the school nurse who told us how we needed to wash our hands to keep us germ free.

We have explored texture, using words to describe how objects free and using our hands to feel objects we cannot see. We also made texture pictures.

We have been recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and also learning about rhyme and rhyming strings.  It was a busy week for all!

First week back!

We had a very busy first week back. We have been recognising numbers to 20, learning about addition, exploring musical instruments, sharing a prayer service with Year 6, learning the meaning of new words ‘Next to’ and writing our Christmas news. We have also had the opportunity to role play in our new ‘Sweet Shop’. Please would you donate any empty sweet or chocolate boxes to add to our shop.

Below are a few photographs from the week.

The children have some more tricky words that they need to practise, will you please help them to do this.  We would like to say thank you to all of you that take the time to read with your child, it really does make a difference to how they progress in their reading skills.  Please can we ask that everyone spares a little time each day to help your child read their book.  Thank you.

Special Visitor!

To end our party day we had a visit from a special person, Father Christmas! We all had a present and sang some Christmas songs for him before he had to go. We hope you all had a lovely, holy, peaceful Christmas with your families.

Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas and say a big ‘Thank You’ for all our lovely cards and presents. You were very generous.  We have had a lovely day watching the Gruffalo and having our face painted.  We are having a visit from Father Christmas this afternoon and ending with a party.  Below are some pictures of our faces.

 

School starts again on Tuesday the 8th of January.

Wow! What a week.

The children where amazing on Tuesday and Wednesday and give a great performance of the Nativity. Thank you for coming along to watch, it makes all their hard work worth it.  Later in the week we had a special delivery from Santa and the children were really excited to receive a reply to their letters.  We sang a goodbye song to Mrs Ellis and to finish the week, we had Christmas Jumper day.  Below are some pictures of the week.  

The class party day will be on Friday and I will send out a letter with more details in the week.

Snow Dome visit

We had a great day at the Snow Dome today, playing in the snow, watching Santa and visiting the animals. The children were all very well behaved and really enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to all our helpers, we really could not provide the experiences without your support.  I have added some photographs of the day below.

 

 

 

Snow play!

This week we are looking forward to our visit to play in the snow.  We will meet real reindeer and see Father Christmas.  For part of the visit we will be playing in real snow so please can you make sure that your child has warm clothes and wellington boots.

At the start of the week we will be writing a letter to Santa with a list of toys we wold like for Christmas.  In Mathematics we will be talking about one more and one less.  We will also be continuing to practise for our Christmas Nativity, the children are working hard and looking forward to showing you the results of all their hard work.

The children have made an Advent wreath  for our classroom and also written a class prayer.

All Souls’ Christmas Bazaar!

This Saturday is our annual Christmas Bazaar and we can’t wait to see you all there!

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There will be lots of different stalls, cake and tea, a performance from our wonderful choir, a secret room for present purchasing, a very special visit from a very special man and lots more for you to enjoy!

As always, we thank you for your kind donations and encourage them to keep on coming. We are in particular need of chocolate (bars/tubs/etc) and any other little bits and bobs for the tombola or raffle prizes.

We would also like to remind you that this Friday is ‘Bring a bottle’ into school day where we ask the children to bring in a bottle in exhange for wearing non-uniform for the day! These donations do really make a difference and make our bazaar the success it usually is.

Many thanks 🙂