Monthly Archives: December 2020

Christmas carols, crafts and cards!

This week Willow Class have been working hard on all things Christmas related!

We enjoyed preparing for our KS2 Carol Service, taking the lead in several carols, Bible readings and linking the service together. We can’t wait for you to see the final service which should be available on the school website early next week. Our favourite part was definitely performing our class song: Santa Claus is coming to town! Here is a behind the scenes shot!

We have spent lots of time this week making Christmas wreaths to sell to parents. Mrs Wren was extremely impressed with our persuasive adverts too and we hope you are able to support the School Council and buy them via School Gateway!

We have also had the responsibility of sorting the Christmas cards in ‘sorting teams’ at lunchtimes! This is one of our favourite Y6 jobs!

We ended the week with a very successful round of Multiplication Awards. A special mention to Ned, Ellen and Mollie W who all successfully completed The Champion’s Cup which includes 100 multiplication and division missing box questions in 2 1/2 minutes! A brilliant achievement!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….in Willow Class! 🎄

In RE this week, we have been researching Christian peace makers. Most of us chose Owen Thomas who fought in WW1 and lived locally in Devizes. We are finding out how he followed Jesus’ teachings to prevent conflict in a peaceful way. We are continuing with this next week….

In topic work, we carried out an investigation to see how different types of bird’s beaks have evolved so that they can pick up different types of food more effectively . First of all we made some predictions before trying out pegs, tweezers, chopsticks etc (beaks) with different food (pipe cleaners, play dough etc). We recorded our results and wrote up our experiment later in the week.

As requested by school council, our classroom has had a sprinkling of Christmas decorations to get us in the festive spirit! On Thursday, with Mrs Butler, we made paper chains, snowflakes and beautiful hanging baubles. We think they look brilliant!

For our class advent calendar this year, Mrs Wren has given us some sweets but also we open a card each day. It reveals an act of kindness which the whole class try to achieve the following day. So far we have had: share a smile, give a compliment, pick up litter and lay the table at home.

We have also started making our class Christmas crafts ready to sell to parents at the end of term (more information to follow). We are really enjoying making our Christmas wreaths!