Wishing you all a Merry and Peaceful Christmas!

What another busy week we’ve had! The children have had a fantastic week, enjoying all of our Christmas celebrations, whilst still working really hard getting through this half terms topics.

We have been exploring maps in Geography this week, looking at features and the endless about of information we can find out about an area from an atlas. We have compared regions within the UK and then ventured further a field, looking at similarities and differences between the UK and Brazil. This has linked us very nicely with our next Geography topic, starting in the Spring term, where we will be looking at greater detail at South America, in particular Brazil. We carried on using OS maps, to get our heads around six figure grid references and enjoyed testing ourselves with a code cracking quiz! I wonder if you are out and about for a walk this Christmas, whether you could lead the way with the map!!!

Cherry class have also been writing beautiful figurative language poems, based on ‘The Christmas Truce’ – https://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-truce.html  and the children wrote a five verse poem using similes, personifications, metaphors, onomatopoeias, emotive language and sense descriptions. I had my tissues at the ready whilst marking these!

On the subject of poetry, I am so pleased that our class poem book arrived before Christmas. I think you will agree that the children’s poems are fantastic and the book will be a real keepsake for years to come.

The remainder of the week has been filled with festive jumpers, yummy Christmas dinners and a fun filled Christmas party! We had a great day on Wednesday and I think all the children returned hope full of fun and possibly a little worn out!

We have given Geoff a great send off this week and I know the children will really miss him. We wish him all the best in his retirement and we hope he will come back to visit us from time to time.

Finally, I would like to thank you for all of the thoughtful Christmas gifts you have sent in, once again I am over whelmed by everyone’s generosity. Thank you also from Blu, for the dog bone from Harry Mc – I know it isn’t Christmas yet but I let him open it early as it was his birthday this week!

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you all fresh faced and raring to go in the New Year!

Mrs B and Blu