Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Nearly there!

Even though we are getting closer to the Christmas holidays, all of the children in Early Years are still working extremely hard. They have all just completed their final performance of the Nativity and we are so proud of how well they have behaved and how well they learnt their songs and dances!

We have set up our own Post Offices in the classrooms where the children can write and post their own letters and wrap up their own parcels. We have set up scales so we can compare which objects are heavier and lighter. 

The elves have been getting up to all sorts of adventures that the children have loved writing about. Some of the children have an elf at home and have enjoyed sharing stories from home about what their elves have been doing. Today, Carrot the Elf (from Maple Class) had some different sea creatures in the water and was looking at which ones were floating and which ones were not floating. They were noticing similarities and differences between the different sea creatures and comparing them. 

We have been using different technology in class and we have been encouraging the children to either write their name on their work if it's on the Interactive Whiteboard or to use the class cameras to take a photo of what they have been doing (making sure to include their name label or a sticky-note with their name written on so we know who the photo belongs to!)

We are so pleased with what the children have already achieved during their short time at Alderwood and we are looking forward to seeing what else we have to come this year! 😁

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas 2018

We had a very busy day taking part in lots of exciting and fun activities in Year 4. Our main fundraising activity was a sponsored silence which was successfully completed by everyone, including our teachers! During the silence, the children made posters explaining why fundraising is so important. We had a fantastic day and managed to raise a significant amount of money for Children in Need - well done Year 4!

We have also been lucky enough to have a representative from Aldershot Cricket Club who has spent time teaching us correct bowling and batting techniques. They were very impressed with the children and are hoping that there may be some future cricketers in our midst!
Preparations and rehearsals are well under way for our Christmas Production, ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ The children are working hard to perfect their songs and dances, and are very excited about performing in front of an audience. Thank you to everyone for supporting us with costumes and props and for your patience with the practice at home. We know you probably know the words as well as we do by now!