Welcome to Ash class
Countdown to Christmas…
During the build up to Christmas, we have been extremely busy in Ash class. Activities ranging from maths tasks making 3D presents, creating our own decorations in Design Technology and writing letters to Santa in English. You will find some of our decorations up in our school hall, presented proudly for all to see.
On the 1st December, we had a special visitor who travelled all the way from the North Pole to come and spend Christmas time with us; his name is Eddie the Elf. Every morning we walk in to find another new surprise Eddie has left for us. This also inspired our very own Christmas stories, all about our naughty elf.
In maths we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We learnt the difference between the two and came up with our own special rhyme to help remind us: 2D shapes are flat, 3D shapes are fat! We have been naming them and had a go at creating our very own. First we used polydron to create 3D shapes, then we moved onto using nets to create cubes and cuboids. We decorated these to form presents for Christmas.
We have been inspired by the build up to Christmas this term and have been busy writing our own Christmas stories. As well as our story about the naughty elf, we also wrote letters to Santa. We learnt about the features of a letter and had a go at using these features in our writing. We addressed the envelopes and designed our own stamp, to send these off to Santa.
This term we were very lucky to be a part of the Key Stage 1 Nativity. We have worked extremely hard learning the songs and our lines for our performance. We worked on projecting our voices and reading with expression. The support from our families overwhelmed us, as our school hall was packed for both performances.