I can’t believe it…..Christmas already! Where did Term 2 go? Tigers have had a super busy and really hard working term, although our topic about World War Two has continued to interest and inspire us and we’ve learned such a lot.


We’ve certainly had our fair share of visiting authors this term, as we went to Nova Hreod on November 10th, to attend their Literary Festival. Poet and musician, James Carter, entertained us with his poetry and music, and really encouraged the children to join in! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning! Then on 30th November, author Eamonn Reilly, came to visit us at school. He talked about his books and read us some funny character descriptions. We are now lucky enough to have a whole set of his books in our library.


As part of our Topic study, we wrote some newspaper reports about the outbreak of World War II. The standard of writing was excellent so I have included some examples for you to enjoy in our gallery below.


We also wrote some descriptive poems based on the story of The Snow Queen. The children were really inspired to use powerful language and write in the form of an acrostic poem. Again I have included some examples for you to enjoy in the gallery.


With Christmas approaching once again, we practised hard for our Christmas Concert. We learnt lots of fun songs and really enjoyed performing them to family and friends, each performance even better than the one before. While everyone in KS2 did a fantastic job, a special mention should be given to the children who read, sang solos and performed in the choir. Wow! We also visited our friends at James Wilks House. After performing our concert, we spent some time chatting with them over a drink of orange squash and a biscuit. Thank you to all the residents at James Wilks House for always making us so welcome.


Miss Sparks, our PE teacher, has been teaching us rhythmic gymnastics this term, so we have used balls, hoops and ribbons to create some really imaginative sequences. Miss Sparks and Mrs Whistler could not believe just how creative and interesting the sequences were. We certainly have some talented children in our class.


As Christmas has come nearer, we made little birdie tree decorations, button Christmas cards and snow globe calendars ready to take home as Christmas presents. They are great fun and took a lot of hard work to get just right. Luckily, Mrs Winn and the children are better at sewing than I am!


On Friday 11th December we were very lucky to have a visit from our local MP, Justin Tomlinson in our Friday morning assembly. We pretended we were either in the House of Lords or the House of Commons, and voted on whether we agreed with a Parliamentary Bill about how many hours we should spend doing PE. This helped us understand how laws are made as part of our work in school about democracy, one of our British Values.


Finally, we had our Christmas party on Monday, 14th. Great fun was had by all, dancing, playing silly party games and devouring heaps of fantastic party food, in fact we are still eating all the cakes and biscuits in our playtimes!!!


Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing everyone, raring to go in 2016.

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