Friday, 4 December 2015

Things to come!

We hope that the Egyptian masks arrived home safely!  The children were so keen to take them home.  Sadly we have come to the end of our topic on the Egyptians but please encourage the children to do some more reading of their own.

This week the children have practised reading comprehensions in preparation for our reading assessment.  We have been encouraging them to "read between the lines" and deduce the inferences within the text.   They are beginning to spot the things that are implied but not referred to directly.

We have made some lovely Christmas decorations to brighten up the classroom and our Jesse Tree is looking beautiful and reminds us of Jesus' family tree.  In our RE topic we have been talking about Jesus' ancestry and the special visitors who came to the stable when Jesus was born.  We are reminded that Jesus came for all and it is no accident that the shepherds were the first to visit him!

The children are enjoying their new science topic and have started to investigate different types of rock and soil.  Remember to ask them about the new topic.

Next week we will have a French morning, full of great activities and lots of fun.  Make sure to ask the children about any new words that they have learned and please continue to practise them at home.

We are getting close to the end of term and there will be Christmas dinner and a Christmas party to get everybody in the festive mood.  The first candle on our Advent candle has been lit and it is time to get ourselves ready for the birth of Jesus.  The end of term will be hectic but we will make time for some quiet reflection and ensure that during Advent we do not lose sight of the deep importance of Christ's birth.

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