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Term 2

Our topic this term was 'The Weather' we particularly enjoyed being weather reporters and reporting daily on the weather from our weather station that we created.

 

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We discussed different types of weather and thought about which weather type we liked the best and why. We created a block graph of our results and of course our favourite weather type was snow! 
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We learnt all about the water cycle and painted pictures showing how the water cycle works and wrote simple explanations of the water cycle in our books.
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Of course as soon as December arrived there was only one event on everyone's mind - Christmas! We made cards for all the staff, residents and volunteers at Helen and Douglas House, as well as cards to take home. The cards that we made to go home involved painting our feet, you can imagine what messy fun that was! We made reindeer footprints, snowmen footprints and penguin footprint cards. We also decorated baubles, made snowmen and created long lengths of paper chains to decorate the classroom.

 

We also went on our first school trip to the Pantomine at the Wyvern Theatre to watch Sleeping Beauty. We joined in with all the appropriate responses during the show 'he's behind you' and 'oh no you won't'. We had ice-cream in the interval which was yummy and several hundred trips to the toilets! When I asked the children the next day if they enjoyed the show it was a resounding YES, although my favourite response from one child was 'I love buses!'

 

Christmas dinner as always was delicious and enjoyed by all. The Christmas party was good fun, with lots of drinks and nibbles and we even received a special delivery from Father Christmas. Thank you for all our presents Father Christmas.

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As ever the highlight of the term was the Nativity play 'Everyone loves a Baby'. A fantastic production, the children never cease to

amaze us with their fantastic singing which was not only evident in this production but also at the carol concert at St Andrews Church, in Shrivenham.

 

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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