In Kingfishers this week we have been continuing to learn about Toys from the Past and comparing them to those of Today. We made some new toys - this week we made sock puppets - next week we are going to attempt sewing for finger puppets. We went outside in the rare sunshine to look at the materials used in the playground. We were looking to see which materials are used the most. It was fantastic to watch some of the children using their art skills knowledge to draw some of the 3d items in the playground. In Maths we have been concentrating on using our knowledge of 2s, 5s and 10s in a variety of problem solving situations. We are really looking forward to our trip to Lego Discovery on Monday.

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What stars we had this week! Well done to all the children, as they performed their parts so splendidly in both performances, as well as the Dress Rehearsal. We thought they looked lovely and sang so enthusiastically for you, we were very proud of all they achieved, and hope you felt that way too. In between times, Kingfishers have been continuing recognising coins and counting out amounts of money. Our Advent Calendar has been suggesting acts of kindness to do each day, so we have been complementing each other, sharing smiles, and singing songs to the other classes. We learnt about the Jewish Celebration of Hannukah, and we have been busy making seasonal decorations. Mrs Fisher, Mrs Marlow and I hope everyone has a restful,(?!) enjoyable holiday, and that the children will come back to school well and refreshed in the New Year!

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3D Shapes

Rehearsals for our Nativity play have taken up a large part of this week, but despite misgivings about the short time available, the children have risen beautifully to the challenge!  Bethlehem is not so far away now, and everyone should be ready to present ''The New Baby King' on Tuesday (and again on Wednesday!) The added excitement of trying on costumes has certainly given another boost to any flagging spirits! Continuing the theme of the Christmas story, the children have been writing it, in stages, this week; whilst in maths we have been continuing to look at the properties of 3D shapes. 

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Gretton Tower

Another extremely busy week in Kingfishers; sometimes we wonder how we fit it all in! The children helped to decorate tiles for the Gretton Tower bake sale, and were very pleased to see their efforts snapped up so quickly. Mr Woolston was working with them, thinking about noticing people's facial expressions to understand how they are feeling! In maths, we have been continuing to investigate faces, edges and vertices of a variety of 3D shapes and making repeating patterns with them. In English we have been working in Santa's Workshop - creating an alphabet of toys; some letters have proved to be rather tricky! We are continuing to learn our songs for the Christmas play - we're quite sure many of the children must have been practising them at home - they have picked them up so easily!!

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