Friday, 22 December 2017

What a busy time the children have had enjoying the Christmas festivities.
They had a very special visitor arrive during the Christmas party.

The Santa fun run was a great success and the children had a wonderful time with Mr Simmonds whilst raising money for a worthy cause - The Freddie Goodchild Memorial Fund.

On Monday afternoon, it was lovely to see some of our Year 1 children rise to the occasion and represent their house in the Strictly X-Factor competition. Well done to them all!

On behalf of Mrs Serra and myself, I would like to say a big thank you for the cards, gifts and seasonal wishes. It was very generous of you all and much appreciated. We have had a fabulous term with your children and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Enjoy the holidays and see you on the 4th January!

Friday, 8 December 2017

WB: 4.12.17.
It was wonderful to see so many of you today at the Year 1 and Year 2 Nativity. The children were just amazing – I am sure you were so proud of them all. Over the past couple of weeks they have worked very hard to learn so many of the songs for ‘Behind the Stable Door’ but I am sure you will agree it was all worth it. They sang with enthusiasm and supported the Year 2 children wonderfully.
The Angels!

The Inn Keepers

The Sheep

Thank you so much for your generosity today after the performance. The total amount collected was over £350 for the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted which was just wonderful.
Next week is going to be another busy week.
On Wednesday, we will have the KS1 ‘Spelling Bee’. There is also the opportunity to ‘Bling Up’ your scooter for a competition.
On Thursday, it is Christmas dinner day. If your child has a Christmas hat then please send it in for them to wear.
On Friday, it is Christmas party afternoon. A special thanks to our class representatives who have already began organising the food and drinks for this occasion, it is very much appreciated.

See you tomorrow at the Christmas Fair!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Cannot quite believe that December is upon us already and the Christmas preparations are well under way. Our new RE topic of ‘Waiting’ has enabled the children to think about how we can prepare ourselves during the season of Advent. The children have made their own little Advent wreath, bells to decorate the Christmas tree, an Adventcalendar and listened to the story of the Annunciation. The RE homework set for this week will support the children’s understanding about how Mary felt when she was told she was going to have a baby called Jesus.

In Maths, the children have been using mathematical language to describe the position of objects in a grid.
In English, the children have been working on the non-fiction book, ‘Who Lives Here?’ They have been creating diary pages which have included headings, pictures and captions.
In Science, the children have been learning about the season of winter and had much fun exploring objects frozen in the ice.
During Art and Design, the children have focussed on three kinds of lines to create their beautiful winter pictures; a thick line for the tree trunk, medium lines for the branches and thin lines for the twigs.

The children learnt a very valuable lesson on Wednesday when Mrs Moloney came in to speak with the children in assembly about road safety. The focus of the assembly was to Be Safe and Be Seen. The children learnt about the importance of looking, listening and holding on to an adults hand near busy roads. They were given different scenarios about road safety to think about and learnt a rhyme to reinforce this important message. 

The children have been working hard to learn the words of the songs for the performance of ‘Behind the Stable Door’. We look forward to seeing you on Friday at 10.00a.m.  Please remember to send in any slips for seats by Wednesday so that we are able to allocate any extra requests for seats.
If your child would like to take part in the Strictly X Factor show then the auditions will be taking place on Monday lunch time.

Enjoy the weekend!