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Weekly Update 10

Dear Parents,
As the Christmas play rehearsals begin, I can no longer hide my excitement… I can’t wait for Christmas!!
This week the children have been learning the songs for our Key Stage 1 production of ‘A Midwife Crisis’ and have been given their speaking parts to learn. Year 1 are the narrators of the play, so have a very important role! Please do help your child to learn their words as quickly as possible as we will be having another rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon. Rehearsals run more smoothly when the children have spent time learning their words carefully. It is also essential that they say them in a loud voice that can be heard at the very back of the hall… not easy! As always, we really appreciate your support with this. The good news is, there is no need to worry about character costumes – we would like all narrators to wear smart party outfits for the performance. A letter will be sent home next week with further information.
In Literacy this week we have been using the story of The Snowman to inspire us to write super sentences. The short film really captured the children’s imaginations and they have produced some magical pieces of writing as a result. Next week we will continue to think about The Snowman as we move on to speech bubbles and drama activities.
In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. The children were identifying properties of regular 2D shapes using vocabulary such as corners, sides, curved and straight. Next week we will move on to a short unit about data collection where we will introduce the concept of recording in a table.
On Tuesday we have a morning visit to Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue as part of our ‘Celebrations’ topic. The Jewish community are currently celebrating Hanukkah, so this will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about Jewish family traditions during this festive season. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help (I have tried to catch you on the playground, sorry if I missed you!), but we were oversubscribed this time! I do hope lots of you will still volunteer to join us for trips in the future. Mrs Bevins will be accompanying us on Tuesday, we are looking forward to an interesting and exciting morning!
Next week is also the Christmas Fayre (Friday 6th) – thank you to the members of the Friends committee who are always putting in so much effort to organise school events. I’m really looking forward to helping out, I know it will be a magical afternoon! I hope to see lots of you there!
That’s all for now, have a lovely weekend everybody!
Miss Freeman