Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Aren't we all Crackers for Christmas?

Well Christmas has officially started in our class....we have a fun filled week of lots of Christmas activities.

To start the 'bauble' rolling.... on Monday we made our very own Christmas cards. Guided so very well by our craft extraordinaire Mrs Lund!

Such amazing concentration levels by everyone.... 

After a 'WOW' introduction to the making of our cards, and how we can all make them (in stages obviously, especially for Miss Shears!) The children were set off with their pieces of card and their Christmas ribbon.

Mrs Lund continues to impress the children (and me) with the different scissors she has to make amazing little patterns in our cards......just WOW!!!!!!

I won't spoil the finale of taking photos of everyone's Christmas cards, as it can be a nice surprise for everyone at home to see how fantastic these cards are and how hard all of the children have worked!!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Guess the time in history!

As we draw to a close our Stone Age to Iron Age topic, we all felt it was important to prove to me how much they had learnt throughout this term, and with no better way than to show this than through drama. The children were separated into three groups, with each choosing a period (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age) to consolidate everything they have learnt. However, at this point I was not allowed to know which group had each period, as they all had to prove to me all the knowledge they have gained about the weapons, houses, food, farming, clothing, art, entertainment and animals. We agreed on a time frame of 25 minutes to create their performance, and without hesitation, as soon as I said they could start, each group went straight back in time to their particular period!

Group 1 showing the whole class their performance. Fantastic teamwork and collaboration of their knowledge!

 Group 2 showing us their freeze frames to start their performance. Excellent tension building, and they kept me guessing all the way through their performance, right until the very end, when I was convinced I knew what period they had chosen!

Finally, Group 3 performing, what I have to say was an excellent performance, some amazing team work skills shown in this group, listening to each others ideas and accepting that they only had a limited time so they needed to make effective decisions....and wow what a performance!

Every single member of our class worked extremely hard this afternoon, and this was proved from their performance. As the game for me to guess the period each group were expressing, it finally came to the time where I had to decide! Luckily I got each of the groups correct! Fantastic work every one :)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Colouring Competition

In true Furzeham tradition....it's the time of year for the annual Christmas Colouring Competition hosted by the PTA. We all started colouring in on Thursday afternoon.....many words used to describe the colouring include:

Dolly - "Therapeutic!"
Daisy - "Very detailed!"
Evie - "Intense!"
Emma - "Calming!"
Charlie - "Fantastic!"
Maisie - "Joyful!"
Saul - "Chilled!"
Anya - "Relaxing!"
Indigo - "Encouraging!"
Helena - "Exciting!"

Here are some of our completed pictures!

Good luck everyone :)

It's Christmas!!! (nearly)

Our class were rather excited yesterday morning when they arrived into class to see our very own advent calendar!!

Each day, I will choose one or two children (at random, using lolly sticks), and not only do they get to have a surprise from our calendar, they also get to choose one of the ideas we collated together as a class.

These include:

- sitting in  Miss Shears' chair all afternoon
- being Miss Shears' teaching assistant for the afternoon
- choosing how our tables are set out
- sitting next to their best friend for the day
-  reading a short story to the class
- using Miss Shears' whiteboard as their own

As well as so many more!! I will post all of the different activities the children get to do in the afternoon!