Christingles and 2D shape fun!
Friday 13th December | 5 comments
This half term we have been learning about celebrations and special occasions including Diwali, weddings, birthdays, Eid, Holi and Christmas. The children enjoyed looking at and discussing each other’s photographs, from home, of them celebrating with their families. We then looked more closely at the Muslim celebration of Eid. We finished this unit of work with our trip to St John’s church – where they learnt about the Christian christingle celebration. Reverend Paul also explained about the advent candle and some children helped light it. Thank you very much to all the parents and grandparents who supported us on our visit.
We have been busy following instructions to make a Christmas card. When we had finished creating them we wrote our own set of instructions using time words such as first, next, after that and finally.
In phonics we have revised all the phonemes that we have learnt so far this year. Please keep practising them at home. We are also busy hearing all the children read individually and many of them have moved onto the next level – well done. We will update their book allocation on ‘Bug Club’ ready for the holidays.
We have been naming and comparing 2D and 3D shapes using the language of sides and corners. The children have enjoyed playing a guess the shape game. The children have worked hard to solve shape problems and give reasons for their answers too!
The Bossy King
The children have also been busy rehearsing the Christmas show. Thank you for all your help learning the song words at home – keep practising! The performances are on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm and Wednesday 18th December at 9.30am in the Junior Hall. 1G will be sitting on the benches at the left hand side of the stage, as you look at it from the audience. 1P will be sitting on the benches at the right hand side of the stage (near the fire exit to the car park) All the children have a turn on the stage!
We are looking forward to our Christmas party next Thursday. Please remember to bring your 50p’s in for our party food!
We need lots of large cereal boxes and shoe boxes for our art work in January – so please start saving them!
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team