We have completed lots of fun Christmas activities today like Christmas Maths mosaics, a Christmas quiz and some wonderful Christmas story writing. Some of us invented our own Christmas stories, some adapted a familiar story and others watched the John Lewis advert 'The Bear and the Hare' and used this to inspire our Christmas writing. We were so engaged that many of us asked to do extra writing at lunchtime! Three children made story maps and then used lego and plasticine to retell their story.
Wow! What a busy week we've had! It has been so much fun as you can see below. As well as performing our Nativity three times, we've enjoyed Breakfast with Santa, a Christingle Service at the church, learning how to multiply using different arrays, and also secretly rehearsing for our Red Carpet Event next week.
Breakfast with Santa
On Tuesday we had an R.E. day where we discussed and suggested meanings for symbols associated with Christmas. We then took it in turns retelling different parts of the Nativity story, and then enthusiastically wrote our own versions. Finally we created our own Nativity tableaux.
We have also worked extremely hard rehearsing our Nativity Play, and are really excited about performing next week!
We were so lucky today as we attended an Owl Workshop. Not only did we learn lots of facts, we had the opportunity to have our photo taken with an owl sitting on our shoulders.
We have had great fun this week creating our own Mr Men, and then writing our own books We can't wait for this afternoon as we will have the opportunity to read them to Apple Class.
This week we created timelines from the 1960s to the present time. We placed various events along the line and wrote up facts.
For some of us in Cherry Class, Thursday was the best day of our lives! An aeroplane appeared on our playground from the MAF Charity, and we were joined by Gemma from CBeebies and news reporters from Kent Messenger and Meridian. The best part of the day was having the opportunity to sit inside the aeroplane and "fly it!"
This week we stepped back in time to the 1980s! We had great fun exploring a variety of popular toys from that decade and our favourite was the view master.
Thank you for helping us raise money for Children in Need. We have definitely enjoyed showing each other our crazy hairstyles!
Cherry Class have been learning about life in the 1990s, finding out about the popular toys, games, books, TV, music and fashion. But what did we want to find out about most of all? SPICE FEVER! With the shock announcement that the Spice Girls are reuniting, we made our own TV adverts to persuade people to audition to replace Posh Spice on the upcoming tour. Parents and Carers, do you ‘wannabe’ the next Spice Girl? Then ‘Stop’ and watch our adverts to find out more…
During our assemblies this week we have learnt more about Remembrance Day and we have also had the opportunity to visit the church to look at all the hand made poppies.
On Monday we were extremely lucky to have our own indoor firework show! We wrapped up warm, stepped into darkness, and then watched with our friends. Afterwards we created beautiful poems based on what we could see and hear.
Last term Blue Table won the most marbles for keeping their table tidy, sitting on the carpet quickly, and also working quietly and super hard! So today we were treated to a Hot Chocolate Party. We sat on the teachers' chairs in the staff room and slurped our hot chocolate with marshmallows, and sucked lollipops! We then played with lego and sat colouring. We really enjoyed laughing and chatting to each other, and were really noisy!
This week we have explored Autumn. First we walked around the school looking for signs of Autumn. We then each had a turn at taking photos to show what we had found. While back in class we used these photos to generate ideas in order to create a poem. We were all able to include nouns, adjectives, verbs and even adverbs. Later in the week we worked in groups and performed our poems. Below are a few of the photos we took.