Well we have finished our first term in Y1 and Christmas has officially started. You have achieved so much in this term from raising awareness about the woodland trust in worship, celebrating your transport theme day by going on a virtual tour around London, celebrating bonfire night at our firework extravaganza and taking part in our nativity for the first time in front of your parents. It's been one busy term but I am so incredibly proud to have watched you mature, find a love of learning and to see you learn new skills.
This week you have had a lovely festive week.
In science you went on a wintry walk around school to spot the signs of winter. You saw pine cones, frost, icicles, berries and you even learnt that some trees keep their leaves green all year round. You loved wrapping up warm and stepping into our winter wonderland. We took full advantage of our freezing weather and made our own ice lantern/ candle holders. We knew that the weather was below 0 degrees if our ice lanterns started to freeze over.
In DT, you evaluated your buses against your original plans and then you were able to take them home for a keepsake.
In maths, you finished your shape topic off and we loved looking at everybody's shapes that they had found in their homes for their homework.
In Re, we finished our topic by creating our very own Christmas story booklets. You ordered the story perfectly and wrote a sentence for each part.
On Wednesday, we had the most festive day ever. We arrived at school dressed up in our Christmas jumpers. We then settled down to watch the panto of Jack and the Beanstalk. You absolutely loved this and were shouting 'He's behind you' 'boooooooo' and 'oh yes he did'. You got fully involved in all of the panto and got really excited when we unwrapped our treats from the PTA. After the panto, we had a special visitor to come see us as we excitedly skipped to the mobile we spotted Father Christmas waving at us from a window. We all jumped with glee. You told him about what food you are going to leave out for him and the reindeers, you then told him about your Christmas wishes and you were given your very own present. Did you know some of the children in Year One want their very own donkey? At lunch time, you tucked into your yummy Christmas dinners. We would just like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for organising such a fun filled day and the catering assistants for our Christmas dinners!
On Friday, we had our Christmas party and came to school wearing our sparkly Christmas outfits. You could either choose to join in with the Craziness of the Christmas party or choose to do some Christmas crafts or both. You really enjoyed having these options as not everybody likes the loudness of a party. We had so much fun doing the conga with Miss Haynes and Mr Dale, telling our best Christmas jokes in our stand up comedy club, playing musical statues and musical bumps. We danced till our hearts were content! We also had our celebration worship in the afternoon where we celebrated all of the children who had completed their bingo boards, reading challenge awards and sports awards. I was absolutely amazed when Mrs Chester's told the Year 1 class to stand up because they had the highest attendance. I am very proud of you for coming into school everyday, completing your reading and your bingo homework. You are true superstars!
All that is left to say Year One is that I hope you have the best Christmas ever. Stay safe and be good for your family. Enjoy all of the Christmas festivities, eat lots of chocolates and rest up ready for January.
See you in 2023 Y1,