Friday, 19 December 2014

WB: 15.12.14.

Wow, what an exciting two weeks the children have had – attending the pantomime at the public halls, singing, partying, making Christmas cards and decorations…
It was lovely to see so many of you on Monday when the children sang and performed beautifully to remind us of the Christmas story. Such a perfect beginning to a very busy week!  

On Tuesday afternoon we watched the X-Factor and the children in Year 1 certainly rose to the occasion, displaying many talents. On Thursday the children had lots of fun at the class party and especially enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas. Many thanks to those parents who helped wrap gifts, prepare party food and party bags to make this a wonderful occasion for the children and the staff. 

To conclude our RE topic this week the children enjoyed making a Christingle. The children have learnt that Christingles are made up of different parts, each one being there to remind us of something special.
·         The orange represents the world and all the goodness that is in it.
·         The candle reminds Christians that Jesus is our light of the world.
·         The red ribbon goes all round the 'world' and reminds us of the love that God has for us.
·         The four cocktail sticks represent the four seasons of the year.
·         The sweets and fruits remind us of the wonderful gifts that God has given us.

After Christmas our theme for the first half of the term is going to be ‘Animals in Contrasting Climates’ which I am sure the children will enjoy. During the second half of the term our theme will be ‘Toys’ and we will be looking forward to visiting a Toy Museum. There will be more information about this trip in the New Year.
On behalf of Mrs Kelly and myself, I would like to say a big thank you for all your cards, gifts and seasonal wishes. We really appreciate your generosity and look forward to opening and enjoying them over the holidays. We have shared a wonderful first term with the children and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

Happy holidays and see you all in 2015!

Friday, 5 December 2014

WB: 1.12.14.

What a busy week we have had in Year 1. 
I am sure you will agree the children performed brilliantly today during their class assembly. Mrs Kelly and I were very proud of all the children as they sang beautifully, remembered their words and displayed just how talented they all are! 
For homework this week the children have been given two carols to practise singing.
This is in preparation for our ‘songs for parents’ which will be held on Monday 15th December at 9.30 am. There will be a class list put up on the door so you can put the names of the people who will be attending this.  
Enjoy the weekend!