Only 7 ‘sleeps’ until Christmas!

Looking back over the term what a lot has been achieved. The children are now settled into the routines and the foundations of good learning have been laid.

It has been an exciting last week, with the Christmas play completed and the panto last week, we have had a great week of reading lots of Christmas stories.

Thank you to those families who contributed to the Christmas party, the extra biscuits have been a welcome addition to our morning snack time and kept our sugar levels up! The children were amazing at ‘Musical bumps’, the sleighing song tested coordination and 'Pass the parcel' quietened us down, ready for food. Party tea was enjoyed by all and then a play outside whilst the Hoover was run over the room before our poor cleaner came in!

Sorting and delivering the Christmas post was well organised and the children sang their Australian song from the Christmas show in every class!

There was plenty to take home today with homemade Christmas cards, picture frames and some important letters to read. Please try and make some time during this holiday to do some homework. A practice little and often is the way forward at this stage. Well done to the five children who can already read every word on the blue and yellow word cards. This will really help them to become fluent readers and writers.

Practise the spellings done this term (the lists are in their reading records). We will test these on the first week back and set new spellings for the rest of the spring term.

On behalf of myself and my TA's a big thank you for our gifts and we wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday January 5th.