A lot has happened since our last post. We had a wonderful time performing our Christmas Productions and going out to the pantomime in Melton. Our Christmas party was fun and then we had our Christmas holidays. The children have been talking excitedly to each other about all the amazing experiences they had during their time off. Thank you to all the children and parents who sent in food donations for the Christmas party and also for all the lovely presents I enjoyed opening on Christmas morning. You were all very thoughtful. We still have lots of party food treats left over so we will be planning a Key Stage 1/ EYFS picnic at some point soon.
This week we have started reading the new class book I bought them as a Christmas present. It is called ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ and so far we are enjoying the adventure as it unfolds. We have been putting lots of effort already into our handwriting and spelling patterns and recalling times tables as we practise each morning. Our main theme for this half term will be based on how plants grow from seeds and bulbs. This week we have shared the story ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne and have spent time recalling what we already know about plants and creatures in a forest habitat. We have also thought about food chains and life cycles. Yesterday we switched on our creativity and chose ways to design a forest. Some painted, some drew and some used construction kits to make models.
It was lovely to see the children sharing ideas, supporting each other and working together. I’m looking forward to a great term.