Grrr Christmas jumpers, Grrr tinsel, Grrrrrr Christmas carols and Grrrr Christmas cards!!
That’s right, it’s the final week of the autumn term and Hawthorn have thoroughly enjoyed ridding Mr Frewin of his Grinchiness! They’ve serenaded him with carols and etched garish depictions of snowflakes and Santas onto the back of his retinas with vivid Christmas knit wear. Of course, I jest. Christmas in school is a magical time of year, we can all reflect on a successful term and allow ourselves to float along with Chagford school Christmas traditions.
I gave them the choice of a final PE session or Christmas hat making and of course, to my horror they chose hat making. Some of the creations were truly spectacular. I’m really sorry I haven’t got a picture of them all wearing their hats, but after the class had been turned into what looked like the battlefield of a confetti fight, we had to spend the last 10 minutes of the session manically tidying or risk our Christmas dinners being served to empty seats.
We did decide on some prizes:
Kit created the most original. His was a giant mug of hot chocolate to keep you warm on a cold (not this year!??) Christmas eve.
Ruby won the prize for most colourful. She used both pen and tissue paper to really bring her creation to life.
The most Christmassy award went to Ollie for his giant Santa head.
Finally, the best made went to Lily for her fully covered Santa hat made completely from paper.
Once the bin was as full as saint Nick’s sack, we paraded down to the hall for our Christmas feast.
The food was delightful- Mikey ate at least 8 sausages and more than one member of the class managed to wangle a second helping of dessert!
But it hasn’t all been Christmas this week. In English we had a brief recap on using conjunctions correctly as this was an area we felt the class needed a bit more guidance on. The misconceptions mainly centred on the very subtle differences in meaning between those tricky subordinating conjunctions. I challenge you to define and compare while and as.
Mr Frewin finally got the display up of the classes work (Yay!) do please come and have a look. If your child’s work did not make it onto the board, please do ask to see their work since everyone worked really hard in completing it and it would be a shame for it to stay in my folder until it goes home at the end of the year.
In maths we have continued to wrestle with multiplication and division. This week’s focus has been the fantastic 9 times table (so many tricks to learn) Try challenging your child to tell you if any number is in the 9 times table. And I mean any, go as big as you want.
The next post I write will be from the New Year where will be embarking on another exciting journey of discovery and learning.
In maths we will continue with our times table practice so any help you want to give your little angel over the holiday will be greatly appreciated.
In science we will be moving away from rocks (to be revisited later on in the year) and into the light- we will be learning about light.
We will be starting a new book in English called Leon and the place between. This is a text I am very fond of and cannot wait to hear everyone’s insights and understandings.
In History we will be studying the Anglo Saxons and Scots.
Of course, if you have any knowledge expertise, facts, literature, Google or anything else that you would like to share with your child please feel free to do so. It would be great if I could learn something new from each person to start the new year.
Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm this term. I honestly cannot wait to get this Christmas over with and back to the classroom with your wonderful sparky little darlings.