Our week started with our Christmas party, and despite many technology challenges getting music and videos working, the class had a great time. I loved that so many of the class were keen to do the silly dance ‘Chu chu wa’ – their last dance was so funny! I’ve posted it on Seesaw if you haven’t seen it yet, go have a look.
Mrs Ewing was in class for a little while on Tuesday to work with the class on group tasks to discuss and create their version of a Kindness Advent Calendar.
On Wednesday, it was the Christmas lunch and once again those colourful Christmas jumpers brought lots of colour into the classroom. Earlier in the week Theo had noticed that both his and Freddie’s jumper matched the greenscreen background we have been using to record our class Christmas message, so we had a little fun recording two headless dancing boys! I hope you enjoyed seeing the video on Seesaw.
Amidst all of the Christmas activities, we still managed to get some normal school work done. In Numeracy, we have completed division and are ready to move on to our next subject area of Fractions in Term 3.
In Literacy this week, we have looked at spelling rules when adding the suffixes – er and -est to words ending in -y as well as looking at when we need to add -es for plurals. In Reading Comprehension, we have continued to read Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and compared it to the film.
In Health and Wellbeing we have discussed passive and active lifestyles and the need for it to be balanced. Along with this, we have discussed how rest and relaxation are very important in maintaining good mental health.
Our mini-enterprise focus has also now finished and many of the Pompom Critters created by the class have now made their way home in their bags. The class were very proud of their creations but a little saddened that they could not physically sell them at a Christmas Fair this year – fingers crossed for next year! Our next context for learning will be Space.
The classroom walls are looking a little bare now as we get ready for the term to finish and ready ourselves for next term. Lots of space, if you pardon the pun, for new learning.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful, relaxing, safe and joyous holiday period. After the year we have all endured I think we all deserve a well-earned break. I look forward to catching up with all your news next year!
Merry Christmas everybody!