Toy Workshop in Year 1 Sharks on PhotoPeach
- Snuggle up somewhere warm and cosy and read a book (or two!)
- Find out more about your family. Our new topic after Christmas is Who or what am I? and one of the first things we will be inheritance. Use the Christmas time to catch up with your family and find out more about them. Do you know your family tree? In what ways are you similar or dissimilar? Perhaps you could play the family traits trivia game with them! This is mainly a talking homework, but if you want to produce something to help you remember then you are more than welcome!
- After Christmas, in Mathematics, we will be looking at decimals. I’ve assigned you some tasks on Mathletics to have a go at to get you in a decimal mindset. Don’t forget if you press the ‘i’ button it will help you if you are stuck! You could also have a look in your revision guides to get a head start.
- Above all else, have a magical Christmas holiday! See you in January!
Well, what a fantastic final week we’re having in Key Stage 2!
Yesterday we had a very special visitor from Google who gave us an incredible VR experience and took us to see ancient pyramids, outer space and even back to visit some dinosaurs! We all had a great time and are really looking forward to applying it in our new topics after half term.
We’ve also had a super time at our cinema trip this morning and our KS2 Christmas party this afternoon! All of the teachers were very impressed with those dance moves and thank you so much to parents for all of the generous donations of food- very much appreciated!
Here’s the video from today, how excited were we?
Today we ended what has been a fantastic topic as we re-enacted the Great Fire of London. With amazing commentaries from the children we watched the fire spread through our Pudding Lane. We have a super video and here are a few photos.
Reception had a fantastic, fun-filled Christmas party day!
We began our celebrations in the classroom, eating yummy party food and listening to Christmas party tunes. Then we headed into the hall with Nursery for games and lots of dancing.
Finally, we finished the afternoon sitting and listening carefully…to our surprise we heard JINGLE BELLS! The children were very lucky to get a visit from Father Christmas and ask him lots of questions about his journey on Christmas Eve.
A very exciting start to the week 🙂
Nursery have had lots of fun with Reception at their Christmas party today!
First they shared delicious party food – yum!
Then they went into the hall for games and dancing – we have some very good movers!
Finally we went into the hall to sing some songs. As we were singing we had a surprise visitor! Father Christmas himself! The children couldn’t believe their eyes!
What a brilliant party! Take a look at our celebrations here!
Jets have been busy these past few weeks creating their own replica toys using their Design and Technology skills and following the D&T cycle…
First they began by evaluating existing toys, inspired by our TOYS FROM THE PAST topic, to understand what an appealing toy looked like. They discussed the materials that were used to make the toy, how they worked or moved and possible resources to replicate them in class.
Next was the design stage! Jets were given the specification-it must be appealing…and some may have moving parts. They worked hard to draw labelled diagrams of what they wanted their product to look like and wrote lists of equipment they would need.
Thirdly, in our class workshop, the children got to work to make their toy following their designs and the criteria. They badgered away to select the most appropriate materials, join, fix and stabilise their products.
Finally, once made, the children evaluated the effectiveness and appeal of their toys.
The Ellenbrook Junior Choir did a fantastic job representing the school at the annual MAPAS Carols and Choir service at St Luke’s RC Church.
The group joined in with three mass pieces; Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Starlight and Love Shone Down.
They then took centre stage performing their own piece “Do you hear what I hear?” They were brilliant and both the staff and parents were very proud!
The choir which attended was made up of;
Poppy, Sylvia, Sofia, Olivia, Bosco, Sofia, Milly, Yasmine, Natalia and Betsy from key stage 2.
Well done choir!