Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas cards, parties and a visit from Father Christmas!

Today we have continued our Christmas celebrations! This morning we made beautiful Christmas cards for our families. We tried to create festive silhouettes and added glitter as a finishing touch!

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At lunchtime we changed into our party clothes to share a buffet lunch with everyone! We enjoyed singing along to songs and ate lots of cake!

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Following this, we had a KS1 party in the hall which included lots of energetic party games!

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At the end of the afternoon we had a special visit from Father Christmas! We all had a fantastic day 👍

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Sparkle, glitter and baubles!🎄✨🎉

This morning we thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Wiltshire Scrapstore! First of all we learnt about waste in land fill sites and how it is much better to recycle, reduce and reuse as many everyday materials as possible. We reused lots of materials today and made beautiful Christmas decorations from them! We all created Christmas table centre pieces. There was a huge range from snowmen and Christmas puddings to reindeer and candles! Here we are in action…

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These are some of our fabulous, very glittery creations…

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After break we continued making new items out of old scraps of material! We all chose different decorations that can be hung on Christmas trees or displayed at home over the festive period.

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Christmas festivities carried on at lunchtime as we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch in the hall with lots of songs and laughter!

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Report writing!

After researching about different materials earlier in the week, we have since turned those notes into sentences for some non chronological reports.

Within our non chronological reports we had to include:

  • heading
  • introduction
  • sub headings
  • conclusion

Once we had written these in our English books we used the book creator app to write them up. We have also started to add sound buttons and pictures! We hope to finish them this week.

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All about materials.

This morning we combined our English lesson with topic work about ‘Everyday Materials’. We worked in pairs or a small group to find out the following questions about a particular material:

What are the properties of the material?

How is the material made?

Which objects are made from this material?

We learnt how to make notes and researched all about the material we were given – wood, wool, glass, metal or rubber.

Later in the week we will start to write non chronological reports using these notes!

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Super sentences!

This afternoon we looked at the next 5 key words: fox, through, way, been and stop. We were set a challenge to write some outstanding sentences that had to include the key words. We also tried to use interesting adjectives, the power of three and a range of punctuation! Here are some of our sentences

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The Christmas Experience!

This morning we were combined with Sycamore Class to take part in The Christmas Experience. There were 5 different stations that told a different part of the story. We went on a journey through the story and collected special symbols in little boxes we had made. As well as this, we had all made an angel that we later wrote messages on to loved ones.

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After this session we all used seesaw to send our parents pictures of our angels. We love using this app on the iPads! Our angels are proudly hanging on our festive twigs in the classroom. They read ‘Peace be with you this Christmas’.

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