Well, what a thoroughly festive week it has been in Year 5/6A. After being so poorly the week before it was so lovely to return and see the classroom beautifully decorated for Christmas and our Advent calendar prayers and wishes in full flow.
Teaching in a Primary School at Christmas is a particularly special time and the children have been a delight.
Christmas Jumper Day was lots of fun and it was so nice to be able to do familiar things at Christmas such as watching KS1 Nativity, eating Christmas dinner together in the hall and taking part in all the fun activities at the christmas fair. Special thanks to Tom for the loan of his nerf guns for the Elf on a Shelf game.
This week has been DT week and the children have been researching, sketching, drawing, designing and making automata toys. It has been a big team effort with the children not only working on their own toys but also helping each other, this has been lovely to see! At times it has been a challenge but 5/6A have met it with their usual determination and good-humour and the finished products ARE amazing.
This week we have been doing guided reading instead of shared reading. It has given us the opportunity to listen to children read in small groups and discuss the text with them. It always is so nice to hear the children's opinions and how they justify their views. In Science and maths we have been focussing on line graphs and the children have been plotting and drawing line graphs along with collecting and analysing their own data from our experiment on thermal insulation. If you want to know the best container for those festive mulled wines and hot chocolates then you know who to ask!
A reminder that next week on Wednesday the children will be going to the Spa Centre to watch Aladdin and also that swimming will start for us in the spring term.
More info to follow.
Finally, Adam has been desperate for us to start a song of the week in the tradition of Mr Hawkins. This is his first offering-Riptide by Vance Joy. Also a particular favourite of mine so, enjoy and huge thanks to Adam for inspiring us all.