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This Week in Friesian Class

This week Friesian Class have been doing lots of exciting Christmas activities. We have finished our Christmas letters, cards and presents for our pen pals and they have been sent. We have been decorating Christmas stockings by embroidering felt that we have cut into Christmas shapes. We will also finish our RE unit on Christianity. On Wednesday, we will receive our Christmas lunch, very kindly funded by the PTA. In the afternoon the children will receive a visit from Father Christmas. School will finish at the earlier time of 1.30pm on Thursday. We hope you have a fantastic and restful break. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support. Mrs Hawkins and Mrs St

This week in Hereford

A late blog post due to a very busy but exciting week! The children were absolutely fantastic during the nativity. They performed with confidence, ease and made me so, so proud! We have been really busy with Christmas preparations whilst finishing off our science unit of materials. Children designed a case for an egg, which had to protect the egg when throwing it from a height. Congratulations to Lillian, Freya and Sophie whose egg did not crack until it was thrown from a real distance. Well done girls - the suitability of your box was fantastic. The children moved onto designing some trousers for the Giant in 'The smartest giant in town'. They had to look at the materials they were give

This week in Dexter Class

This week, in Dexter class we will be continuing with our work on blending in phonics and will be putting our skills into action as we write to the elf who has appeared! The children have built a chimney and have been sewing Christmas stockings as well as a number of other Christmas crafts all designed to promote fine motor skill development. In maths, we will be working on addition and will be wrapping and weighing different parcels to make comparisons. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday at either 2pm or 6pm for our Nativity performance.

This week in Belted Galloway

Christmas will soon be upon us, and there is a distinct Christmas undertone in Belted Galloway this week, as we continue to prepare our carols to be sung at the Nativity performances on Wednesday. We are also really looking forward to a couple of practical DT opportunities this week: on Tuesday, we will be completing our reindeer models as part of outdoor learning with Mr Jones, while on Wednesday the children will take part in a STEM K'Nex challenge morning, where they will be working in teams to create something using K'Nex to meet a set of specifications. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the school at a county event in the new year.

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In Hereford Class this week

What a busy start to the week! Miss Waugh joined us for Nativity practise and played some fantastic drama games with us as well as working with some of the children to help them with their parts. Thank you so much for giving up your time to support children in Hereford Class. ​ The nativity is being practised daily - only a week away! We have two performances, both on Wednesday 12th December at 2pm and 6pm. Please remember that children need to be back in school by 5pm so that we can get them ready for the later performance. ​ We are showing what we know this week by completing assessments. Your children may come home stating that they have been working on quizzes. This helps us know what th

This week in Dexter Class

This week in phonics, Mrs Crampton and Mrs L Smith's group will be focusing on blending and segmenting, whilst Mrs A Smith and Mrs Lury's group will be learning the sounds ng, nk. We will all be looking at capital letters and working on our recall of high frequency words. In maths, we are continuing with our work on addition and being able to say what is one more or one less than a given number. We will also be working on our subitising skills (being able to recognise how many objects there are without having to count them individually, as one might do with a dice). We are continuing to learn the songs for our nativity play and will be joining Hereford class for some rehearsals at the end

This week in Belted Galloway

Christmas is coming and Belted Galloway are busy learning a number of traditional Christmas carols to sing at the infants' Nativity service at the church next week. We hope many of you will be there to join us. This week will start with a GECKO challenge for the children in maths: this is a collaborative and co-operative problem solving activity that is bound to bring about competitivity, team work, perseverance and challenge. As the week progresses, we will be looking at factors and multiples, leading to prime numbers, as well as completing our work on BIDMAS (the order of operations). Children will also have the chance to enter our '4 fours' calculation challenge: the deadline is Friday.

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