I think it's safe to say the children (and staff) are sensing the end of a very busy term!
We have been soldiering on however, with our lessons.
In Literacy, the children enjoyed hearing 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' and seeing all the different types of post delivered in this. They thought of adjectives to describe Santa and wrote sentences about him using different 'conjunctions'. , In addition, they wrote him a list of things they would like and then concluded our 'letter writing' unit with a letter to Santa. I have been really impressed with the children's ability to think creatively when writing through their use of adjectives and questions. Some children have really challenged themselves to use a range of punctuation too.
In Maths, the focus has been 'time' (which always seems to run out!). The children enjoyed discussing types of calendar - the chocolate variety proving most popular right now, and using the vocabulary before and after, yesterday, today and tomorrow. We have been singing a song to help us remember the days of the week and made and used clocks to make o clock and half past times.
Well done to the children for their lovely singing at the carol service.
In topic, we located the continent of North America. Children had the opportunity to create pin wheels which children enjoy making in USA to celebrate Independence Day. We completed our class competition - multiskills - congratulations to our winners and good teamwork from the other groups! We started our new handwriting work books, which was a nice calm event after our amazing, exciting Christmas lunch that we shared together. Finally we created some lovely Christmas cards...keep an eye on the letter box next week!