I hope that you are all managing fine. You will hopefully be embracing some much needed family time and not missing school too much.
I know that you were given some activities to complete at home when we finished on Friday. After the success of our Acrostic Poem activity for Fireworks I thought it would be a nice idea to write an acrostic poem about somebody in class.
Could you please reply in the comments section to this post with an acrostic poem using the name of the person sitting on your right in class (going around your table of 3 or 4) think of personal qualities that person has – much like we’ve been doing in jigsaw. I have put an example poem below using ‘Our Class’.
I look forward to reading your poems and seeing you all again when this situation is resolved. I’m missing our little P2/3 team!
Our activity for the class wellbeing calendar yesterday was to create a class story relating to Christmas. We took turns for each pupil to contribute a sentence, we were enoying the adventure so much that when we returned from lunch break the pupils wanted to have another go at adding a sentence.
It was great to see and hear some of their excitement when the story started to take shape and as I typed it onto the screen they were amazed by how much they had written – especially in such a short time! It was a great opportunity to show what can be achieved with the support of friends and when we work as a team.
If you would like to read the story they produced I have copied it below. The words are exactly as the pupils wanted them to be, it was interesting to see the difference in word choice when they were talking about the story rather than having to write it themself.
Once upon a time when it was Christmas Eve, when the snowflakes fell, the children were playing and having joy. They were making snowmen and snow angels in the snow. In their houses they were opening presents from under the tree. As night time came they had a party with their family and friends. They ate some food and put their stockings out for Santa. They go to bed excited and try to fall asleep hoping that Santa will come. They wake up when they hear Santa coming, they try not to giggle in case he hears them. The children get out of the bed quietly and they sneak downstairs and see Santa and they give him some snacks for himself and his reindeer. Everybody smiles when they see their presents. The children peak through the curtains and watch Santa delivering presents to the other houses and then he dashes off into the night on his sleigh shouting, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” as he flies away. Santa crashes his sleigh because one of the reindeer had a sore leg and couldn’t fly properly. Luckily Santa had his phone in his pocket and rang through to the elves so they could bring some magic dust. The elves rushed through with the magic dust and poured it onto the reindeer, but they put too much on. The reindeer went crazy and crashed into a famous tower! The tower fell over and the elves had to fix it quickly before anybody noticed. The police came when they heard what was happening and Santa had to explain. The police were not happy and thought that it wasn’t the real Santa and he was taken to jail, which was really dark and damp. The reindeer and the elves had a good idea and tried to break Santa out of jail. The reindeer tried to bite the bars and one of them broke in two. The reindeer freed Santa and the police caught him again. The reindeer and the elves free Santa again without the police noticing. When Santa was free he was able to deliver the presents to the rest of the children in the city. The elves and the reindeer built the tower back up brick by brick. The police returned to the tower and found the reindeer and they sent them through to animal control. Back at the house, it was morning, the children and their family were busy opening their presents that they got from Santa. The children smiled at each other in joy as they had seen Santa and he still left them presents. They opened their toys and started to play with them, crying out happy tears. Santa went to animal control to try and free his reindeer but he was spotted by the security camera, he quickly opened the gate with his magic and they all sneaked out. They all flew off in their sleigh laughing merrily as they made their way back to the North Pole.
We have all really enjoyed the activities that the class chose for their wellbeing calendar and it has been heartwarming to see them embrace it so well!
A very Happy Christmas to all in P2/3, I hope that you have some lovely family time throughout the break and I will look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!!!
Today, through our well-being calendar , we have been sharing the Christmas joy with the rest of the school by writing some messages for our peers on the playground!
What fun we’ve had thinking of meaningful messages to write and then how to present it to the rest of the school. I have been very impressed with the words and phrases that they chose to share – they have created some very meaningful messages for the school. They also worked really well in their pairs to complete the activity and were very encouraging and respectful when looking at the finished products.
Another day where we have shown what a caring and considerate class we can be – keep it up P2/3!!
The messages read:
’We are a nurturing school.’
’We are loved, we are nurtured.’
’Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Be brave.’
’You are fantastic, cool and amazing. Don’t stop!’
After the excitement of our Christmas concert yesterday – and the resultant tiredness – we used some time today to catch up on our Christmas wellbeing calendar. We still needed to action our ‘Art for a friend’ and ‘Always thankful’ activities …
Yesterday we discussed which members of staff we thought were in need of a note of thanks, the pupils then split into groups to focus their efforts on that person. We have then delivered our letters to some throughout school.
It has been lovely to see how much thought has gone into who they should write their letter to and what they would like to say – we have a very thoughtful bunch in P2/3!
We are busy learning about plastic. It’s uses and also the pollution it can cause.
We recently went on a walk up to our local shop to find out about how they are trying to reduce the amount of plastic they use.
On the way there we found lots of plastic littering our environment.
We were amazed at how much rubbish was just on this short walk.
After that we went into the shop to ask questions about how they are trying to reduce the plastic use in the shop. That was very interesting too.
We have sent questionnaires to other local shops and have found the answers very interesting. We are delighted our local shops are trying to help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic they use and make available to their customers. Recycling boxes for shopping is we like doing!!!
We are beginning to design our towns and villages. Here we are working with our partners for the planning stage and designing what is going in them. Then we will build them! Keep your eyes peeled for the next stage of our work.
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