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December 2016

December 2016


Wow here we are in December and already one third of the way through the school year. Take it from me there is no better place to be than in a primary school in the run up to Christmas and 4G are full of anticipation and excitement about all that school has to offer them over the coming month. 


Prior to the fun of the festive season we have been working hard on our termly assessments. All the children in 4G were assessed on their reading, spelling, grammar, writing and maths skills and knowledge. These assessments were rigorous and certainly tested the children but I am very pleased to say that each and every child in our class did their best and gave 100% effort. The results reflect this and all the children should be very proud of themselves. I will use the results to plan for our work next term.


Our Christmas production is shaping up nicely so please save the date so you can come to one of our two performances. The daytime performance is at 2.00 pm on Monday 12th December and our evening performance is at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 13th December. The children have been telling me that when they practise their singing at home family members have been joining in! I'm looking forward to seeing whole families singing along at the performances.


The children have now had access to our new spelling website 'Spellodrome' for five weeks. Many of the children are using it but I would like to see everyone logging on at least twice each week. 


As you know our topic for this half term is called 'On Tap - Water'. This has been an interesting topic that the children have become very absorbed in, however due to events such as Friendship Week and preparing for our Christmas performances, we will not have completed this topic by the end of term so we plan to continue it for the first two weeks of the Spring term in January 2017. After that we will start our new topic 'Saving the World - Rainforests.' Our new topic will last for the whole of the Spring term so we do have a couple of extra weeks to complete the scientific learning from On Tap.


There are a many diary dates for December so here are the main ones: Christmas Fair on Friday 2nd, Christmas jumper day on Wednesday 14th, Christmas dinner on Wednesday 14th, party day on Tuesday 20th and the last day of term on Wednesday 21st.