Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas!

It's been a fun-filled, festive week in school!

On Monday afternoon the children took part in a reconciliation service with Canon Tony and afterwards they were given the opportunity to attend confession.

On Tuesday afternoon the children were lucky enough to watch Sienna in 'Cinderella' at the Public Halls. She was fantastic and the children really enjoyed themselves.










The school were also treated to an orchestra and brass concert this week. Well done to all of the children who took part-you were superb!

On Thursday, children and staff were served a delicious Christmas meal complete with crackers and homemade table decorations.








Despite all of this, we have managed to do some work! In English the children wrote letters to Santa, using persuasive language to try and persuade him to bring them presents this Christmas time. The children have also taken part in a series of Maths problem solving activities with a Christmas theme!

We still have lots more to look forward to before the end of term, including the KS2 Dance off, our class Christmas party (thank you for all your contributions!), Strictly X Factor and the Santa Fun Run! 

Whilst there is no 'homework' over the Christmas holidays, I am encouraging the children to practice their times tables and of course read daily and record some entries in their reading records. Some children still have some abacus activities left over from this term to finish. Our topic for next term is 'Fairtrade' and if the children wish to do any reading on this they are more than welcome.

Lastly I would just like to say a big thank you for the generous gifts and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Computing

The children have made their own video games in Computing using Scratch this term.





We have now began our new topic which we will continue after Christmas. In the first session the children made semaphore flags and used these to communicate three letter words to their partners.







Today the children used morse code to communicate with each other. They had to flash the torch for 3 seconds to represent a dash and 1 second to show a dot. Afterwards the children had a go at cracking sentences written in morse code.