Teacher (Key Worker) : Mrs Aitken Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bell
Children: 25 fabulous boys and girls who we are loving being on a learning journey with!
We are always busy in Icicles. We are loving learning to read and write. We have been exploring lots of facts about numbers. We have also had a visit by the Fire Brigade and Police, enjoyed a visit to the theatre and had a pantomime visit us in school!. We have also followed the interests of the children which have included birthdays, telephones, making masks, mermaids, pirates and puppets.
We hope you enjoy looking at all of the fantastic things we have been up to and seeing how our learning progresses over the coming year.
We had great fun celebrating books today. We had an assembly where the teachers acted out the story of 'The Enormous Turnip', did shared reading with the Year 4s, had to 'Stop & Drop' when the noise sounded and read our books and finished off with a whole school parade. What an amazing day!
Don't we look fantastic in out costumes!
'Stop & Drop' Reading and 'Jump Start Jonny' in our costumes was fun too!
We have been enjoying playing with tyres in our outside area.
How does playing with tyres help us?
the tyres help this.
We had a visit from a touring pantomime. They were excellent. The pantomime had lots of funny jokes and we laughed and laughed. They also sang songs, some of which we knew and joined in with - especially the 'Million Dreams' one, it's our favourite! The costumes were great and they were really good actors. All in all, a fabulous show!
We have been so busy over the past couple of weeks with lots of Christmas activities. We were amazing in our .Christmas Concert'.
We really enjoyed our visit to Theatre Hulaballoo to see'Luna'.
We made reindeer food, baubles, marshmallow sweeties and bird feeders to sell on our Christmas Fayre stall. We made just over £80 on our stall.
Lots of our family members came to the fayre and we loved looking around all the stalls with
them and spending all of our pennies!
We loved 'Christmas Jumper Day' which was on the same day as the fayre. We donated money to 'Save the Children'.
We had a fantastic Christmas party. We danced, played games, had a 'House Team Quiz' and ate lots of delicious party food provided by our parents (thank you mams and dads!!).
We have really enjoyed finding out about the ways in which we all celebrate Christmas at home and we have loved celebrating the start of the festive season with our Harrowgate Hill family.
'Happy Christmas' from all of us!
What a busy day we have had! We have performed to parents and family members twice today and we did a cracking job! Our singing was amazing and the children who had lines to say did a brilliant job too. We had so many lovely comments from the audience saying how much they had enjoyed it. We all looked so cute in our reindeer outfits (even if they were a bit hot!) and Mrs Aitken was very proud of us.
Father Paul came to tell us 'The Christmas Story'. He used figures, made by French nuns, to help him tell the story.
The children all listened very well as Father Paul told the story and tried very hard to answer his questions.
Father Paul is the vicar at St Mark's Church and he is going to take the figures back to church for a very special Christmas Eve service.
Thank you Father Paul for sharing your time with us at this very special and busy time of year.