Eventful Advent

The lead up to Christmas has started. We kicked off our celebrations by finishing our Hanukkah Menorahs and learning about the importance of Advent to Christians. The children enjoyed finding out about Advent wreaths and the symbolism involved with each of the candles. They especially liked opening the first days on their class Advent calendars!

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In English we considered how Christmas is celebrated across the world, using our skills as writers to produce a range of  posters and books. The finished books and posters look great and will make a brilliant addition to our class Celebration displays. We can really see the progress every child has made in their writing since the start of the year. Well done Year 1!

Practises for our Christmas production are in full swing and it looks set to be a true Christmas extravaganza. We look forward to showing you the finished article on Wednesday next week.

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Our week has ended by investigating, design and making our own felt Christmas decoration. The children have had a fantastic go at shaping and sewing textiles on their own and we know you will be very impressed with their handiwork when they bring it home with the rest of their Christmas craft bundle.

In amongst all of this, the children have also successfully completed their end of half term Reading, Grammar and Maths assessments.

We have a very busy and exciting week ahead planned. Amongst other things, we will be:

  • Retelling the story of the birth of Jesus from a Christian perspective.
  • Performing the Christmas nativity.
  • Evaluating our Christmas decoration.
  • Making a window hanging.
  • Making a Christmas card.
  • Investigating how to stay safe in the light and dark.
  • Completing our end of term Phonics assessments

Don’t Forget the KS1 Christmas performances are being held at school at 9:30am and 2:30pm on Wednesday 7th December. Tickets are available from the office.