Wednesday, 21 December 2016

WB: 19.12.16.

What a busy and exciting couple of weeks the children have had in Year 1.
They sang beautifully and supported the Year 2 children wonderfully in the performance of ‘Straw and Order’. It was lovely to see so many proud parents and family members join our celebration. 

 A big ‘well done’ to Alys, Cian, Francesca and Martha for representing Year 1 in their first Key Stage 1 ‘Spelling Bee’. They were all just amazing and we were very proud of them.

The children had a lovely time at the Christmas party with a special visit from Father Christmas. Many thanks to those parents who arranged the party food to make this a memorable occasion for the children.
On the same day we said ‘Goodbye’ to Jack and his family who are heading off to Hawaii.  We shall miss him but hope to stay in contact via e-mail, to find out how he is settling into his new school.

We had great fun watching the X-Factor and it was lovely to see some of our own Year 1 children rise to the occasion and perform in front of the whole school.

On Tuesday, the children had a wonderful time with Mr Simmonds on the Santa fun run. 

On behalf of Mrs Kelly, Mrs Andralojc and myself, I would like to say a big thank you for all cards, gifts and seasonal wishes. It was very kind of you all and much appreciated. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We also said ‘Farewell’ to Mrs Kelly on Tuesday. We thank her for all the hard work and support she has given to us all and wish her well as she begins her new adventures.

Enjoy the holidays and see you all in 2017!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

WB: 28.11.16.

Cannot quite believe how the time is flying and we are now in the month of December. 
We began the week with a lovely Advent assembly which helped the children to understand the meaning of the Advent wreath and the significance of the candles. In RE the children began the final topic and have thought about how it feels to ‘wait’. They have also made their own Advent wreath which has helped them think about the forthcoming weeks leading up to the birth of Jesus.   
In English, the children have been creating their own little non-fiction books, complete with captions, labels, headings, a contents page and page numbers.
During ‘Financial Capability’ week we have been thinking about where we get our money from and how much objects might cost. I think one of my favourite comments from a child this week was, ‘If you could dance for the Queen you could earn £1000!’
The children have been working hard preparing for the festive season and learning the songs for our Nativity, ‘Straw and Order’.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.00a.m. Please remember to send in any slips for seats required by Wednesday so that we are able to allocate any extra seats if we have them.  
A special thanks to those ‘angels’ who took home costumes in preparation for Wednesday’s dress rehearsal.

Have a lovely weekend!