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Term 2

Week ending, 18th December 2015

What a week! On Monday we had the matinee performance of 'It's a Party!' and the children were amazing! Pam Ferris visited the classroom afterwards and told the children it was the best Nativity she had seen - quite some praise coming from the star of 'Nativity'!  Our final performance was on Tuesday evening and a very tired cast rose to the occasion again. Well done Willows, Hazel and Acorns!

 

                 

 

 

On Thursday, we had a school tea party in the afternoon, but in the morning we had our own celebration, as we had got 20 marbles in the jar.  We played 'Pass the Parcel', numerous rounds of' Musical Statues'and had a dancing competition. Watch out 'Strictly'!

On Friday, we went to church for our school Carol Service. Willows re-enacted the story of The Nativity, whilst the Year 6 children read. We were very proud of them.

Sadly, Mrs. Angela Gay said farewell to us in the church as she is retiring after 22 years at Elham, as a T.A.  We will miss her terribly as she has been such a support to the children and me, always being professional, showing great patience and skill in encouraging and nurturing her charges. Fortunately for us she has promised to come back in the New Year to do some specialist teaching with groups of children.

What have we learned this week?

'I learned if there is a mishap on stage to just carry on and no-one will notice!'

'I learned to share with a remainder.'

'I learned to write a poem with similes.' (for Mrs. Gay's Leaving Card)

'I learned to write instructions for making a calendar.' (using the imperative verb)

'I learned to make snowflakes, by folding paper into quarters and cutting patterns into it'.

 

Happy Christmas everybody!  I look forward to seeing you in the New Year1

 

Term 2

Week ending 11.12.15

Wow! We have just had our first performance in front of the school and lots of Mums, Dads, Grannies, Grandpas and other enthusiastic relatives!  The children said they were nervous before their debut, but there were no butterflies in sight when they went on the stage. They were brilliant!  We have two more performances next week - prepare to be amazed!

 

On Thursday, the children went to the Marlowe Theatre to see 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'.  They had a fantastic time and were very well behaved. I am really looking forward to reading their recounts of their visit.

 

What have we learned this week?

'I learned that doubling is the same as x 2.'

'I learned that halving is the opposite to doubling.'

'I learned the sharing sign'.

'I learned that sharing is also division or divide.'

'I learned how to write a letter.' ( to Father Christmas)

'I learned how Mr. Horta made masks in Tocuaro.'

'I have designed my own animal mask'.

 

Star of the Week; All of Willow Class for their amazing performance of 'It's a Party.'

 

 

 

Term 2

Week ending 4.12.15

An exciting week as it was the beginning of Advent on Tuesday! We have put the tree up, together with our stable and Nativity scene; we have a traditional Advent calendar (with glitter but no chocolates!) and a Father Christmas/Christmas stocking Advent calendar (with chocolate coins!).

 

Our Nativity play is coming on beautifully - all will be revealed at our dress rehearsal next Friday!

On Friday we had our Christmas Fayre. Willows had a bagatelle game and skittles. Both proved extremely popular and we were run off our feet!  A great big thank you to Sam, Selina, Yasmin, Ollie, Ed and Jasper, who stepped in, without prompting, to help a very hot and tired teacher on the games!

 

What have we learned this week?

'I learned about 'The Rule of Three'.

'I learned that in a list 'and'or 'or' go between the last two things and commas go between the other things in the list.'

'I learned that a describing word is called an adjective.'

'I learned how to double numbers.'

'I learned that doubling is the same as the 2 x table.'

'I learned about the 'good news' in The Nativity Story.'

'I learned that all living things need water, air, food and shelter.  They also need to have babies and be able to grow.'

 

Star of the Week:   Imogen, for always trying her hardest and producing beautiful evidence of her leaning.

Term 2

Week ending 27.11.15

The Nativity play is beginning to come together and we are busy trying to remember all the words to the songs! Only two weeks to go to our Dress Rehearsal...

On Friday, we had an amazing Music Concert instead of Celebration Assembly.  Willows played 'London's Burning' on their ocarinas and sang the chorus; they also sang a very funny song entitled 'Fancy That!' and did actions to a song about transport.  At the end, the Big Bears played 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' - not a dry eye in the house!. I was extremely proud of them and they really did sound very good! A great big 'Thank You' to Mrs. Hickman who arranged the concert, ably assisted by Mr. Ansell.

 

What have we learned this week?

'I learned the 'dge' sound.'

'I learned the 'oa' sound.'

'I learned my 2 x table.'

'I learned what animals need to survive.'

'I learned how to play hockey.'

'I learned about Mother Teresa.'

'I learned there is a sentence called a statement.'

 

Star of the Week: Edward for showing what a great actor he is, in the role of Joseph - another Lawrence Olivier!

Term 2

Week ending 20.11.15

Nativity rehearsals carry on apace! I am really impressed with Willows learning their lines. We are now starting to add actions to the words - watch out for the 'Egyptian Moves!'

Following a science lesson, the children received a leaflet about washing hands and a free toothbrush and toothpaste.

 

What have we learned this week?

 

'I have learned to write a sentence with an exclamation mark!'

'You use an exclamation mark to show  something is surprising!'

'You use an exclamation mark to show something is funny!'

You can use an exclamation mark to show something is dangerous!'

'You use an exclamation mark to show something is LOUD!'

''I know that' bang' and 'pop' are onomatopoeias.'

'I can write a sentence with a question mark.'

'I can count in twos.'

'If a number can be shared between two it is even. If it can't it is odd.'

Even numbers have a unit/ones number of 0,2,4,6 or 8.'

'Odd numbers have a unit/ones number of 1,3,5,7 or 9.'

'I learned St. Francis gave money to the poor.'

 

Star of the week: Freya for always trying her best.

 

Term2

Week ending 13.11.15

An exciting week as we went on the stage for the first time!  The children had been brilliant learning their lines and were thrilled to have costume fittings.

On Friday it was ‘Children in Need’ day, with the children dressing up as Super Heroes. We had many Cat Women, Bat Men, an Iron Man, Flower Power and even a Hot Tom!

 

  

 

 

We noticed that the date 13.11.15 was made up of odd numbers.

What have we learned this week?

‘I learned  the ‘stamping on the toe’ sound ‘ow’.

‘I learned that St. George is the patron saint of England and that he fought evil.’

‘I learned that odd numbers end in the unit or ones number 1,3,5,7 or 9.’

‘I learned that even numbers end in the unit or ones number 0,2,4,6 or 8.’

‘I learned about the Line of Symmetry.’

Star of the Week; Hannah Sharp for always trying her best.

 

Term2

Week ending 6.11.15

Lovely to welcome Willows back to school - all raring to go!

The children were very excited to learn which parts they were taking in our Nativity play 'It's a Party'. They received their scripts and highlighted their words; we have had a couple of' read- throughs' and on  Friday we walked it through in class. The actors are having great fun, putting actions to their words. Next week, we will try out the stage!

 

We announced the winners of our annual seed competition: the theme was the long reign of Queen Elizabeth 11 and the entries were amazing.  It was impossible for me to judge, so I asked Ms. Shephard, Mrs. Risby and Mr. Elgar to make their choices: First place Grace, second place Katie and third place Ivy. All the children who entered got a prize and we will be sending a picture to Her Majesty, with an accompanying letter.

 

           

 

We noticed an interesting pattern in the date - 5.11.15 - another palindrome!

 

Star of the Week: Daniel for making an excellent recovery from his operation and returning with great attitude towards his learning.

 

What have we learned this week?

'I learned to use my ruler to measure in centimetres'.

'I learned to write a prayer to God.'

'I learned about 2D shapes and said how many sides and corners they have.'

'I can spell people and friend!'

 

 


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