Friday 3rd December…
Our class is beginning is get ready for Christmas. Each morning, we open the light bulb advent calendar we made and we also learn a new “sign” each day when we open a door on our Signalong calendar. We are taking part in the reverse advent calendar again this year and want to thank you all for your kind donations to the Shetland Food Bank too.
We started our day with a reading session. Lots of quizzes were taken with some great scores being recorded! We’ve had a new delivery of books from the Sandwick School Library so lots of pupils had a look through them and chose stories that they think they will enjoy. We have some very keen readers in P4/5/6.
We are working hard on handwriting in the class. Some pupils worked alone on joined sentences while others copied my examples from the board. Getting to grips with joining can be tricky but all pupils worked hard and did not give up! It was great to see their confidence grow in just one short session.
Maths time was spent exploring 3D shapes and their nets. We built up various shapes using construction, then folded it flat so that we could see how we needed to draw our own nets on squared paper. There was a lot of learning in this activity! It didn’t always work out but we spoke about how we’d improve on what we did next time!
After lunch we looked at two Christmas cards and spoke about the different themes that appear on them. The class have been asked to look out for this over the coming weeks at home. Do the cards link to the Christian faith and festival of Christmas or are they more winter themed with images of Santa, snowmen, robins and things we associate with this time of year?
Then we started to think about creating a Christmas card to take home. We painted the background ready to start decorating next week.
We took advantage of the calm day to go outside for a longer Class PE session while Ruben and Ryan grabbed the chance to rehearse their guitar pieces for our Christmas Play in peace and quiet. Two of our violin players also celebrated success in their individual lessons. See the photos below!
Have a lovely weekend all!