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It's been a busy few weeks full of rehearsals for the KS2 Christmas Carol Concert, Decoration Day, Christmas Dinner Day, the Christmas Fayre, Sportshall Challenge and watching the EYFS Nativity on top of all of the other learning we normally manage to squeeze in! 

We have been writing our persuasive adverts for Virgin Galactic Airways and have exaggeration (among other language techniques for persuasion) down to a tee! I am looking forward to reading the finished pieces next week!

Filling in a blank times tables grid within a time limit has been a new challenge the children have tackled this week and they are already seeing the progress they have made from day to day! Being able to make quick mental links between times tables will help us with a tonne of other maths topics as we move through the year. Their positivity and enthusiasm with this earnt them all the Growth Mindset Award in assembly this week! Keep up the speedy thinking!

We finished our Earth and Space topic in science this week after an exciting and delicious lesson demonstrating our understanding of the phases of the moon using oreos! After the children had completed their poster, they were allowed to eat their oreos. I've never seen them work so quickly!!

Our new Art focus is keeping within our space theme as we explore the artwork of Peter Thorpe and his abstract rocket paintings. Our secret word is genes. We got a bit messy this afternoon experimenting with the different brush strokes and colours we could see Thorpe uses and will use these skills to help us create our own artwork inspired by him which we will be using to make calendars next week.

Next week brings the KS2 Chirstmas Carol Concert on Wednesday 13th, with performances at both 10:15am and 18:30pm. We ask that the children are back at school for the evening performance at 18:00 please.  The Half-Termly homework is also due on Wednesday - thank you to those who have already brought in the fruits of your Victorian exploration and learning! I look forward to seeing them all, ready for our Great Exhibition on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Everett

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