Christmas day 2010 was the best one ever. I was looking forward to it but it almost ended because of mum’s cooking!
I got for Christmas Spy Gear, FIFA, a lamp, a sleigh, a torch and a controller. I played with all of them. We had breakfast, which is when my mum almost choked my cousin by not taking the plastic rind off the black pudding!
I went sleighing with my cousins. We had a crazy time. Someone had built a jump and it was camouflaged with the snow. I went flying and landed face first. It was sore!
When we were done we had Christmas dinner, it was turkey my favourite. I had a wonderful Christmas.
On Christmas Eve I was very excited for Christmas day. I hoped I would get lots of nice things. I was looking forward to opening my presents but Christmas day nearly ended in disaster!
I woke up and went through to my big brother’s room on Christmas morning and me and Liam went downstairs. I felt very excited.
On Christmas morning I had lots of presents. I got an Ipod Touch, a fashion set, lots of sweeties and lots more. After I opened all of my presents I had breakfast, mini bagels.
I went to my dad’s at lunch time and I got a motorbike. We went to our Nanny Kay for Christmas dinner but my mum dropped our cheesecake and it went all over Jack! What a disaster! It was very funny.
it was the best Christmas ever because I got everything I wanted and it was very funny when mum dropped the cheesecake. It was a calm Christmas.
The end of the electricity topic meant a challenge, in groups to use an electrical circuit to make a Christmas related model. The groups had to plan, design and build a model relating to Christmas using an electrical circuit. Points were awarded for excellent design, originality and good use of circuits. At the end we had a Rudolf with a light up nose, a snowman whose carrot nose glowed orange, a Stop Here Santa Sign that had Rudolf’s eyes rotating and a christmas quiz where rudolfs nose glows if you get the correct answer. The Christmas quiz was voted the winner.
In primary 4&5 we have been busy preparing items to sell at the Christmas fair. We are looking at money this term in maths and have set up and run our own shops to find out about profit and loss. Fot the fair we conducted some market research to find out what parents and children wanted to buy. It showed us that christmas cakes and calendars were a popular item, so we decided to make both as well as other general decorations.
We learned about weight and different types of dried fruit as we made our cakes, which we then had to decorate. Mrs Clark does a lot of cake decorating, so she helped us roll out icing and marzipan. We made our cakes look like presents with characters
For our calendar we took photos of ourselves in different poses and then drew or painted backgrounds that matched the month of the year. Mrs Clark then used photo editing software to put the children onto the backgrounds, and placed the pictures in a calendar template. All the items we made sold out at the Christmas fair.
On Saturday 4th December we had a Christmas fair to raise money for trips and special things in school.
We spent a lot of time preparing for the fair, making things to sell. P1,2 made sweets, decorations and willow wands, P2,3 made peppermint creams and hot chocolate mugs, P4,5 made decorations, cakes and calendars, while P6/7 made bags.
On the day there was face painting, a toy store, tombola, bottle stall, tea and coffee, treasure hunts, a hamper and guess the weight of the cake. Santa came in and said hello, and was in his grotto giving out presents to everyone.
I really liked the fair, it was really busy and we raised £2285. Well done and thanks to everyone who came.