Welcome to Mountain Class.
What an exceptional term it has been! In what has been a particularly tricky start to school, the children have really shone in their first full term at school, and this was truly exemplified by the children’s stunning performances in the Nativity. A massive thanks to all of you at home who have supported the children with learning their lines, songs and dances and getting costumes ready. The children had a brilliant time and we really appreciate the efforts made in helping bring it all together. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we do!
In a highly unusual last week of school before Christmas, the children still managed to have a brilliant time a long side their usual learning. As a special treat, a socially distanced theatre company came and performed ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, which was especially wonderful as it is the poem the children learned for our video advent calendar. We still managed to have a glorious Christmas dinner and a Christmas party, so there have been smiling faces all round!
In English this week, we have been learning about the features of list writing, including numbered points and starting a new line for a new items as well as using our usual writing tools such as finger spaces, Fred Fingers and our sounds.
Our maths lessons have been a review of what we have learned so far and it has been really special to see how much the children have remembered and how far they have progressed in their learning, even while we’ve been doing so much additional work for our Nativity performance. The children should all be very proud of themselves.
As part of art this term, we have been learning about form and structure and the children used this along with their knowledge of 2D shapes and how they tessellate to make famous London landmarks, for the Naughty Bus to drive around. The result of this are gorgeous classroom displays where we have also put up a lot of other bits of work the children had made. The children were all so proud of themselves, and rightly so as their work looks, and is fantastic!
A huge extra thanks to all of you who have sent in cards, gifts and made contributions to the food bank as Christmas gifts to the Reception team. We appreciate it so much and it is a real blessing to feel so loved and supported by our Southborough family.
Have a wonderful break over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you (from a distance!) from 5th January! We wish you all a very happy 2021!
(Back Row L-R) Mrs W, Mrs Webb, Mrs Boulcott, Miss Leeson, Miss Nutt
(Front Row L-R) Mrs Strudwick, Ms Marcus, Mrs Coles