It is safe to say that the children excellent themselves in both their Christmas Nativity performances this week. All the hard work that the children have out in to learn their lines, songs and dance routines paid off and they did an absolutely outstanding job and they should be feeling very proud of themselves. We certainly are!
In maths this week, we have been learning all about repeating patterns and have discovered that patterns can be made from a range of things, including shapes, numbers, letters, objects and even sounds! The children were able to make up their own verses to a pattern song, using their new knowledge, which is quite an achievement.
Our outdoor learning sessions have continued to be festive, with the children building some intricate harnesses for the reindeer to pull a sleigh. They have also used objects found in nature to create patters, continuing from our maths lessons. The children have created some beautiful Christmas decorations, using collage and a range of different textures. Building on the children’s extensive knowledge of maps, the children have created maps of the world, and route maps to help them know where to go when cycling in the outdoor area.
In phonics this week, we have been focussing on letter formation and handwriting and the children have been improving in their knowledge of how to write on a line and how to control the ascenders and descenders of their letters. This is something which will continue to work on in the New Year, but the progress that the children have already made is outstanding.
We will not be sending home class reading books, or the class pet over the Christmas holiday, but we encourage you to share any books you have at home with your children.
The children have done brilliantly well, completing their first full term at Southborough. They have become such confident and happy learners and are such as asset to our school. We really look forward to welcoming them back in the New Year.