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Santa Claus Came to Town…

Year 2 had a wonderful surprise yesterday morning. Our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy, (and Year 1’s elf Elfie) had spoken to Father Christmas about how good KS1 had been this term. When we walked into our classrooms we were amazed to see that Santa and Buddy had left us some wonderful Christmas presents. Take a look at our photos from the morning.

 

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Christmas music extravaganza!

This morning, we finished the term off in style with a spectacular music assembly! Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 performed, all playing instruments and singing, and some even performing their own compositions!

Year 5 started us off with a rock classic; Livin’ On a  Prayer by Bon Jovi! The children played their own compositions on the keyboards, flutes, clarinets and glockenspiels, playing 3 separate parts. We also had fantastic rock drumming from Sarah and Conner! What a great way to start the show!

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Then Year 1 showed us their hip-hop skills, rapping a modified version of the Grandma Rap (we changed it to the Santa Rap!), including their very own Christmas-themed rhythmic phrases led by Anthony, Nouf, Aye and Kitty!

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Year 2 and Year 3 performed together, Year 2 on the glockenspiels and Year 3 on the recorders. They sang and played This Little Light of Mine…and it was amazing!

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Year 4 have started to learn the clarinets this term with Mrs Holland, and they already sound great, performing 2 pieces for us as a class. Well done!

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The Year 5 flutes group performed next. This sounded lovely!

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After that, it was the Year 6 flutes group’s turn, playing Away in a Manger beautifully!

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Next, the Year 6 clarinets group played Silent Night. We all felt very Christmassy by this point!

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The school choir performed after that, singing a song by Mr Larkin called This Christmastime, with solo singers (the incredible Erin, Lily, Jessie and Lily) and singing in 3 parts. It was fabulous!

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Finally, Year 6 closed the show with an absolutely wonderful performance of I’ll Be There. We had a harmony section, solos from Erin, Lily, Viyan, Millie, Alexie, Ciennah, Kenzy, Jewan, Julio, Lily-Rae, Abby (not to mention Bader, Luke, Kieran and Brendan at the end), and children performing their compositions in 3 parts on the keyboards, glockenspiels, clarinets and flutes! It was a superb end to the assembly!

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Bark and Read 20th December

Our last visit of this year from Mersey Dogs Home with our lovely friend Tom.

Thank you to all of our human and dog visitors this year! We look forward to reading with more dogs next year.

We really hope more dogs find forever homes, like Tom who is such a lovely boy and deserves a loving home! As you can see he is very friendly and loves children!

Remember adopt don’t shop!

 

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Key Stage 1 Nativity!

Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Nativity play for the whole school and their families. It was a fantastic show and the children were amazing! We can’t believe how many lines you managed to remember and how confidently you acted and sang. We are so proud of you all! Thank you to everyone who came to watch and support the children!

Deep-a-Sleepy Sheep video

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Ring out the Bells video

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A special story from a wonderful story-teller

This morning foundation stage were very lucky to be visited by Josh from year 5. He had brought in a book for us written in the style of “We’re going on a bear hunt” but telling the story of the first Christmas! He read us the story beautifully, and even explained what some of the trickier words meant. We love it when the older children come to read to us! Thank you Josh.

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A special visitor on party day!

Yesterday was very special as we thought we heard sleigh bells and then…found Father Christmas in a beautiful grotto! We told him we had all been good all year.

Then we had a lovely party lunch, and great fun at the disco in the afternoon!

 

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Using data loggers

Today in science, we have been trying to find out what happens to a bulb’s brightness when we add longer wires to a circuit.  We used data loggers to find out how many lux the bulb emitted each time we added another wire to the circuit. What did you notice boys and girls?

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Year 5’s Spanish PowerPoints for our partner school in Madrid

Years 4 and 5 have been exchanging Christmas cards and videos with our partner school in Madrid, CEIP Gabriela Mistral. We have also been exchanging information about ourselves and about Christmas traditions in England and Spain. Take a look at the informative Spanish PowerPoints that Year 5 have made to help our Spanish friends learn about English Christmas traditions!

Ahmed S and Daisy L

Alex and Kareem

Ali and Lilly

Dixon and Jessica

Feliz navidad

Ibby and Summer

Imran and Yassin

Kitana Sean

Lucas and Conner

Roya and Josh G

Sara and Dylan

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Seann and Joshua

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So proud of our performers!

Nursery and Reception put everyone in the Christmas spirit today with our Christmas performances! We sang some favourite festive songs, and even performed our own story – “We’re going on a Rudolph hunt!” Well done children, and thank you to everyone who came to watch us!

 

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Self-portraits in the cubist style!

This half term, Year 2 have been learning about the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and compared several of his self-portraits to self-portraits from other artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. We have looked at how Picasso’s style changed from his early days to his groundbreaking work beginning an artistic movement called cubism. We explored the features of cubist art and had a go ourselves. Take a look at our art gallery!

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