Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Christmas

The final week for the Foundation children has been full of fun, excitement, food and glitter. With the final touches having been made to Christmas cards and the last few decorations glittered the children have had more of a relaxing week after the business of the nativities.

Tuesday afternoon involved such laughter as Circus Berzercus entertained the children and adults with magic, juggling and balancing Miss Westlake on a board which was just supported by the back of a chair. It was great that several of our children were also called upon to help the magicians out!

Wednesday was Christmas dinner day. Lots of crackers were pulled and some party hats even survived the whole afternoon to go home. The food was gorgeous and we would like to thank our kitchen team and their helpers for that.

Thursday was party time. Your children were so well behaved even though they were very excited and sensibly shared party food and enjoyed the games provided.

Now we have reached Friday and although everyone is tired, spirits are high and children just ever so happy at the thought of Santa coming in a week’s time.

Therefore it just remains for all the Foundation staff to wish you and your families a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Thank you for all your support and supporting words this term and for all the lovely cards and gifts that we have received. You have been so generous.

See you on Tuesday 5th January, full of energy and raring to go again!

Don’t forget that Stick Man will be on BBC1 at 16:45 on Christmas Day!

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Christmas Week!

We’ve had a great last week of term in Year 1. On Monday and Tuesday we wrote our versions of the Christmas Story and shared with everyone the things that we are hoping Santa will bring us for Christmas! On Tuesday afternoon we were treated to a brilliant show by Circus Berzercus. The two peformers were very funny and amazed us with their juggling and uni-cycle riding skills. Miss Westlake from Reception  even volunteered to lie down on a very thin piece of wood (in the air) whilst they removed chairs from underneath her! She stayed suspended in mid-air – brave lady!

On Wednesday we all enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner. The Year 1 charmed the dinner hall staff by arriving early for their sitting and singing ‘Away in a Manger’ – our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all their hard work.

Thursday afternoon was our party! Each class enjoyed games such as ‘pass the parcel’ and ‘musical bumps’ in their classroom and then joined Reception for a party tea in the hall. The children loved coming to school in their own clothes and looked so bright and colourful.

This morning (Friday) we have been enjoying sharing our own toys and games with others and many of us also joined Mr Dowerick on the muga for an impromptu game of football! Great fun

The Year One team would like to thank you all for your support this term. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and peaceful start to 2016. In January, we will be making some new year’s resolutions and beginning to look at different sorts of ‘celebrations’.


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With all our nativity performances completed this week, and the costumes stored away for next year, we can now look forward to our Christmas party week. We hope that you enjoyed watching our Sleepy Shepherd play as much as we enjoyed performing it. All your children are a real credit to the school and to their parents/carers. The play was so popular with the children that they even chose to perform a variety of versions outside on the stage during Independent Learning.

Next week will be busy with making Christmas cards, watching Circus Berzurcus (Tuesday), having Christmas Lunch (Wednesday) and class parties (Thursday-remember to wear your party clothes).

We are counting down the number of sleeps now till Santa comes and have pretended to be him in Santa’s role play living room area!! On Thursday we even had a special visitor to our Santa’s Sleigh in the playground… he also left us some great gifts for the Foundation Stage Unit!

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A year 6 update.

It has been a busy two weeks in year 6. First we went to St James for a math day, with other schools. We did a lot of Christmas activities which challenged us.

At Bygones,  we dressed up in Victorian clothes, we went downstairs and saw the Victorian street. There were a lot of shops, and they even had stuff inside! It was very realistic.

The Year 6 team.

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Wow! What an exciting week we have had! Thank you all so much for supporting our lovely children so well during the Nativity. I’m sure you will join us all in saying how well the children performed. They worked so hard to learn song words, speaking parts and all the complicated ‘ons and offs’ and ‘ins and ‘outs’ and were a joy to watch. Well done to all. This week we have also had our Christmas fair and have been reading lot of different versions of the Christmas story. Over the weekend could you please continue to read and share a variety of books with your child. Thank you.


Cooking around the World

On Monday we invited our multilingual families to take part in the ‘Cooking Round the World’ workshop. During the workshop, thanks to one of our families from Colombia, children made some amazing Colombian dishes and learned about Colombian cuisine. We tried patacones, aborrajados, arepas, hogao and guacamole. All participants had lots of fun and said that the food was very tasty! Did you know that there are no seasons in Colombia? It’s all year Autumn in the mountains, Spring in the valleys and Summer by the coast!

Wrapping Paper

Year 3 have been creating wrapping paper using stamps in Colour Magic. Some of the children even created their own stamps to use. Here are some examples of their work.

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