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December 2017

December 2017


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 4M are full of anticipation and excitement about all that school has to offer them over the coming month. The smiling happy faces of the children are a joy to see.


Can I take this opportunity to thank all those parents and carers who came along to our family reading session on 1st December. It was lovely to have you joining in with our reading and it was the perfect way to demonstrate to both your own child, and their classmates, how much you value what happens in school as we seek to develop the children into well rounded and confident readers. We will do this again so please join us.


Prior to the fun of the festive season we have been working hard on our termly assessments. All the children in 4M 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 11th December and our evening performance is at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 12th 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.


As you know our topic for this half term is called 'Roaming Romans'. This has been an interesting topic that the children have become very absorbed in. In the Spring term we will start our new topic 'Saving the World - Rainforests.' Our new topic will last for the whole of the Spring term.


Our class assembly on Monday 20th November was based on our learning from Roaming Romans and the children did a fantastic job sharing their knowledge. The hall was full of our families and friends who came to watch and support us and the children were delighted with themselves. Our songs were the highlight of the assembly and we all enjoyed hearing the admiring comments and congratulations we received from fellow pupils in other classes, school based adults and our families. It was a really positive experience for all the children in 4M so thank you for coming along.


There are a many diary dates for December so here are the main ones: Christmas Party on Friday 1st, Christmas jumper day on Wednesday 20th, Christmas dinner on Tuesday 19th, party day on Tuesday 19th and the last day of term on Wednesday 20th.


Once again I would like to thank everyone associated with 4M for the support you have given us this term and Mrs Day, Mrs Ives and I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.