This week the children have had plenty of opportunities to create Christmas and Winter themed crafts. If you are coming to the Christmas Fair you will see all the decorations the children have been busily making. Whilst making a winter scene for the display, the children have been building up their vocabulary, learning new words to describe feeling cold.
Our Christmas play rehearsals are well under way, the children have enjoyed singing and dancing this week and have also learnt a new version of 'Rockin around the Christmas tree' with fun actions. Some of the Year 6 children watched the children perform their play, this will help the children build their confidence at singing in front of an audience.
In phonics we have focussed on the word 'Christmas'. The children are learning the individual sounds that build the word and linking the sounds to a word, for example, 's is for singing.' At home you might like to play similar games with the children, such as a christmas themed I-spy or spotting sounds in Christmas stories. Children could also practise letter formation by writing Christmas cards to their friends.
Our elves are back for the festive season! They have taken centre place in the classroom and are watching out for good choices to report back to Santa. Some children have even spotted the elves winking at them for making good choices! The children have all written their Christmas lists, there was a wide variety of wishes, one particular wish was a Mercedes!
The children went to assembly today where they learnt all about Advent. They all listened attentively to the Advent facts and we were very proud of how they behaved. This was a lovely introduction to our planned activities next week where we will learn all about Christmas traditions. Children will be looking at number recognition between 1 and 25, ordering and forming numbers. We will share ideas about how each child celebrates Christmas during circle time, comparing similarities and differences. Children will also begin to learn the Nativity story by reading the beautiful book: 'Little owl and the star'.
Thank you for all of your effort with the children's costumes ready for the Christmas play. We look forward to seeing many of you next week to see the children's performance.