Merry Christmas Everyone from the Acorns
Well we have made it to the final day of the term – we are all a little tired, with lots of illness and bugs shared, but we are excited and happy to enjoy some time with our families over Christmas.
The Acorn children have enjoyed learning about the story of Christmas, and have even been pretending to be Mary and Joseph, shepherds, kings and camels! We have learnt that Christmas Day is also Jesus’ birthday, so the children suggested that they might be able to sing ‘Happy birthday’ to him on the 25th December!
Monday was our Party Day, and we were bowled over by the generosity of the parents in providing the children with party food. Sausage rolls, sandwiches, crisps, cakes, crackers and even ‘Roddy the Reindeer’ Cake! As we were unable to enjoy all the food on the day (without being sick!) we have eaten what needed to be eaten within date, and have saved other items to be enjoyed with our snack time in 2017!
The children looked gorgeous in their party clothes, and had a fantastic time playing party games and dancing to the Hokey Cokey, Music man and doing the Conga! We had so much fun in fact, that Mrs Alford did not take 1 single photo!!!!
The children have all come on so much this term, and we are very proud of the personal journey each one of them has taken. We are well aware that this has been supported along by you at home, and so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do in helping your child to develop and learn. To support you with continuing this over the Christmas period, we have provided all the children with the phonic cards for the 13 sounds we have learnt this term, and also for some children we have provided the speech sound sheets that they have been working on. If you find yourself with a spare moment, feel free to continue sharing these with your child. We have also been working on our mark making, including writing our names or forming letters from our names. Encourage your child to ‘mark make’ as much as possible, including shopping lists, cards, stories, pictures. Finally, we have been saying the numbers in order 1-10, then beyond. These are all ways in which you can support your child whilst they are away from school.
However, most of all it is important that the children enjoy spending quality time with their family, playing games, talking and listening, enjoying themselves and resting – as so many of them seem to have caught the nasty bugs which are going around!
Stars of the day this week were Mia and Enes -well done to you both!
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017. Merry Christmas everyone!
Mrs Alford & Mrs Woodall