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Christmas Celebrations Part 1- Performance and Dinner

We’ve been practising our Christmas Performance for weeks!

We started practising in the Studio and learning the songs in classrooms then we got to go to the Hall and see where we would do it for real with our families watching.

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We got better and better learning to remember our words until the grown ups didn’t need to remind us at all. We remembered our words and acting all by ourselves. We didn’t even need the grown ups to remind us when it was our turn to move.

We did a dress rehearsal when the Y1 and Y3 children to see us and help us practise at saying our words in front of an audience. We also got to try on our costumes for the first time.

Then it was the big day and it was time to show our families our Christmas Show- Whoops a Daisy Angel.

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When we went in the big hall it was packed. We ran out of chairs and some of our friends and families had to stand up! It didn’t put us off though…. we were amazing! All the grown ups in school were so so proud of us for putting on our show and remembering all of our words.

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Rightly so, our families and friends gave us a MASSIVE clap at the end to say well done and show how proud they were of us. Some of them said we were amazed that we were so confident to stand up in front of all of those people and speak.

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Our fun day wasn’t over there though….. Wednesday was also Christmas Dinner day! We were all very excited to try our Christmas dinner and even the teachers had one as well.

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You might spot some other school adults in the picture as well. We thought our school Christmas Dinner was yummy.

Our Christmas celebrations are well underway and we can’t wait for some more Christmassy excitement 🙂 We’ll be letting you know what we’ve been up to soon…..

Big thanks to all the parents carers who supported our Performance by not only attending on the day but also providing items for costumes when we asked.

Thank You! 

 

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A Gingerbread Man Hunt

There was a strange message when we came into school the other Friday morning. We weren’t sure who it was from so we decided to follow the clue and see if we could find out more. First stop was the school library. When we got there we found another clue. We all had to do good listening and see if we could finish the rhymes to help Miss Parker work out where to go next.

After a few clues we’d worked out that it was the Gingerbread Man that had left us the clue and we had to be really quiet so we didn’t let him know we were coming. By the time we had finished we’d been all round the school, including the MUGA outside and past all of our older brother and sisters classrooms upstairs, and met lots of important people, like Mr Sieczkarek and Miss French. Following the clues meant we’d been upstairs and downstairs, inside and out. When we got back to “the room that is best”, we found the Gingerbread Man had left us a special treat to say well done.

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The following week we did lots of learning about the Gingerbread Man. We checked that everyone knew the story and what happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of.  Some children enjoyed retelling the story in their own words. Some children enjoyed trying to write it on a BIG story map like they’d seen Miss Parker do.

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What have we been learning? 

  • Where places and people are in our new school. This is particularly important for the children who came to us from different settings. 
  • The purpose of reading to find out more and help us solve problems. 
  • To remember a familiar story and retell it in a variety of ways. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Retell the story of the Gingerbread Man and other stories your child is familiar with. 
  • Ask your child to retell stories in pictures and using words. 
  • Point out to your child when you are finding something out by reading or reading for pleasure to help them understand why reading it so important. 
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The Last Chocolate

We ended up with a problem in Onyx Class this week. It was Valentine’s Day so we did lots of Maths using some chocolates. The chocolate really helped us as we were able to see how many we were taking away alongside the number line. We were all looking forward to a chocolate on Friday as we had been promised by Miss Parker and Miss Morris.

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On Thursday we decided that it would be kind to give our chocolates to Garnet Class when we sang them a Friendship song on Friday. Some of us weren’t too sure to begin with but after we talked about it we decided that it was the right thing and although it wasn’t the easiest thing we wanted to be kind to Garnet Class.

On Friday we went to get the chocolates to take them with us as we went to the Studio to sing our song. But……. image

What were we going to do??? We couldn’t give Garnet Class one chocolate!

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We ended up leaving the Studio without giving Garnet Class any chocolates at all. Even though the lovely songs had cheered us up a bit we felt a little bit sad. We went back to the classroom with only one chocolate.

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Some of us still felt a little bit sad on Friday afternoon because the rest of the chocolates still hadn’t come back but we knew we’d done the right thing giving Miss French our last chocolate. We talked about how it was difficult but the fair thing to do.

Then, right at the end of the day, ………..image

Everyone was very excited that the chocolates were back and that we’d done the right thing. Everyone went home happy, including Miss French 🙂

What have we been learning? 

  • to think of others before ourselves
  • to make up and sing our own songs
  • to make decisions which are fair even if they are difficult

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • make up your own songs using familiar tunes, 

eg. If you want to be my friend, clap your hands, 

If you want to be my friend, clap your hands, 

If you want to be my friend and you really want to play, 

If you want to be my friend, clap your hands.

  • include your child in some decision making, e.g. when handing out biscuits how can you make sure it is fair? 
  • encourage your child to do things for other people, e.g. picking up something that someone has dropped on the floor or letting someone have a turn before them. 
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Autumn Term Punctuality and Attendance

We found out this week who had the best attendance for Autumn term in Onyx class after October half term. Look at all the children who had 100% attendance for November and December…

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We also got the good news that Onyx class had the best class Punctuality and Attendance for the whole of Autumn Term in KS1 and Foundation Term. Miss French will be coming soon to tell us what our special well done treat is. We can’t wait to find out!

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Well done everyone. Lets hope that Spring Term is just as successful.

 

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Attendance Superstars

During our first ever full time half term in school, we had a great attendance record.

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We won the Attendance Trophy for the best weekly attendance in the whole of FS and KS1 a couple of times.

We also won the Punctuality Trophy for the least lates in a week for the whole of FS and KS1 a few times.

Miss French and our teachers were also really proud of us when we found out how many children in Onyx class had 100% attendance for the first half of Autumn term. Can you believe 17 out of 29 children came to school every single day?!? That’s brilliant. A huge well done to all these children…

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And also to Jenna who also had 100% for the first Autumn half term 🙂

If you come to school every day for a whole term then you get to go to the special 100% Attendance Disco. For the Christmas 100% Attendance Disco,  Father Christmas often makes an appearance. All the children above still have their invite- they just need to come everyday until Christmas to keep it.

Dont worry if your child has had a day off, we start again after Christmas and the children can work towards the Easter 100% Attendance Disco.

You will have had a individual letter with your child’s attendance on this week. Please ask if you have any questions.

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Attendance and Punctuality Winners!

We were very excited this week when two very shiny trophies arrived in our classroom! We had won not only the Attendance award for FS and KS1 but the Punctuality award as well.

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Miss Parker and all the other teachers were very proud of us. We’re hoping we win it again next week and every week! Miss French has told us there’s a special surprise if we get the best attendance and best punctuality for the half term.

Keep coming to school everyday on time everybody!