Christmas in Year 1

What a festive week we have had with lots of Christmas fun. We started the week with a crafty day with Year 2 where we made Clove oranges, wooden tree decorations, made and iced Christmas shortbread and peg doll angels.

We had a surprise visit from Santa who came to have a chat and gave us all a special gift.

We had a lovely Christmas party with year 2; playing games like pass the parcel, musical statues and Corners game. On the last day we played a Christmas quiz .

Everyone has worked really hard in our first term in Year 1. We hope you all have a magical Christmas with lots of fun and laughter.

Thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts you have given to us, they are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Gymnastics

We have be doing so well in our gymnastics lessons this term. We have got the wall bars out and have been practicing our balances at different heights. It was a little scary but we were all very brave and had lots of fun.

Dudley Canal trip

We went on a very special trip to find Santa. We took a boat from the Dudley Canal and Tunnels trust and went in search underground for Santa. The whole route was lit up with amazing coloured lights. We saw his sleigh but he was not there. We took a wrong turn and ended up in the North Pole but he was still not there. We went a bit further and found him fast asleep in his grotto. We had to wake him up but he did not mind and was very pleased to see us all. He boarded our boat and gave us some amazing gifts. Thank you Santa.

Nativity

We took part in the annual whole school nativity in church. We played the roles of all the characters in the tablo. Don’t we look amazing.

Church Visit

We went to visit St Andrews Church in Ombersley where we met Reverend Winter and Mrs Hooper. We had lots of fun exploring the church and got to go in all the hidden places. We learnt about all the different cloths for the altar, what the metal grates are on the floor. We spotted King Henry 8thand even took part in a ceremonial procession with the Organ playing for us.

Forest Fun

This half term we have been focusing on nature and the seasonal changes that have happened. We read the book “The Tree That’s Meant To Be” by Yuval Zommer it was all about a tree that felt lost and lonely at Christmas. So we decided to look after our trees in the forest and decorate them for Christmas too.

Funky Fingers

Every morning we start our day with Funky fingers this is helping us with our fine motor skills. We don our sweat bands put the music on and off we go. We have lots of fun in the different activities. We try to beat our scores each week.

Christmas in Year 2

What a busy couple of weeks we have had leading up to Christmas! We have made lots of Christmas crafts to take home including: Clove oranges, 3D Christmas trees, iced Christmas shortbread and peg doll angels. We had lots of fun joining in with Year 1 making our Christmas goodies.

We had a lovely Christmas party; playing games like pass the parcel, musical statues and Corners game. On the last day we played a Christmas quiz .

Everyone has worked really hard in our first term in year 2. We hope you all have a magical Christmas with lots of fun and laughter.

Thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts you have given to us, they are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Soup Kichen

What a fantastic end to our World War II topic! After spending the beginning of the week making three different kinds of soups, carrot cookies and practising our songs, we were ready for our parents to arrive. And so many parents came! We were overwhelmed!

The children, dressed as evacuees, loved serving their soup and showing all their hard work to their families. 

Than k you so much to everyone who came and for the lovely comments we received.

Pom poms!

The children loved learning about ‘Make Do and Mend’, an important slogan during World War II.

So, for the Christmas Fair, we decided to ‘Make Do and Mend’, by using up scraps of old wool and making Reindeer and Robin pom poms. Thank you to all the parents for buying them.

No electricity!

The children had an interesting morning, thinking about all the things that we use electricity for. In Science, we thought about all the things that use electricity in our homes and the whole school had to see if they could manage without electricity for one morning. It wasn’t easy!