Newsletter 10th December
The children have been having loads of Christmas fun in their maths and phonics this week.
They have been writing with Christmas tree branches, counting presents, making Christmas lists and much more.
Last week Year Reception, Year 1 & 2 enjoyed going to Forest School and had fun roasting marshmallows on the fire.
Class 2 have written Christmas similes to describe their favourite things about Christmas.
Class 3 loved using practical resources to solve problems in maths this term.
They persevered with a number of investigations and worked well together on their math’s journey.
Well done for all your effort in maths, Class 3!
Upper School had such a fantastic adventure in the woodlands this half-term!
They began the day with a winter watch scavenger hunt to spark discussion around what changes they had noticed since their last visit.
There was plenty of time for woodland exploration and creative play.
Children made leaf rubbings, forest gardens and climbed trees with the support of their teammates.
They ate lunch around a camp fire with hot chocolate to warm them up.
Luckily, we had a little extra time at the end of the day to play on the adventure playground.
It was a fun-filled day, making us even more excited for our forest school sessions in 2022.
It was great to be able to arrange the first fixtures for Cameron Vale School in over two years.
We had two netball matches against the Knightsbridge School that were great fun! It was amazing to see the enjoyment on the children's faces as they were competing against others.
Seeing the effort they have put in during PE lessons bear fruit on the pitch in a competitive environment was brilliant to see.
We look forward to many more in Spring Term, a huge well done to all involved.
Last week, year 5, dived into maths investigation into cube and square numbers.
Using the colourful cubes as physical aids, the investigation turned into the children making great progress in their understanding of cube and square numbers.
The Christmas Truce
We woke up on Christmas Day,
The happiest day was today,
We walked across No-Man’s Land,
With no guns in hand.
We took out a ball and like boys began to play,
We played and played till the end of the day,
We sat down to dinner all were famished,
Ate and ate till it all vanished.
Pictures, trinkets, memories were shared,
Men to men, laughter was shared.
At the end of the day, we were back in our trenches,
The sound of guns made us lose all our senses.
by Henry Butterworth Class 6
Guns fire spraying from both trenches,
Then the guns went silent.
German voices sing Christmas carols,
The sound travels across the bleak No Man’s Land.
The British voices ripple back, echoing the familiar tunes.
It’s 8:30am on Christmas morning
Both sides come to meet.
They played football, shared cigarettes and warm brandy,
It did not matter who won the football.
It did not matter who scored a goal.
It did not matter who supported which side.
What mattered was this truce amongst boys on the battlefield,
on the day of peace to all of Mankind.
These were our boys, that were a long way from home,
And this is a reminder that today even -
Not everyone comes home for Christmas.
by Max Merlino Class 6
Christmas rhymes for good times,
The Christmas tree lights shine red, green and gold,
But, somewhere else a girl, fragile like a leaf,
is shivering cold.
The big, bright Christmas star twinkles bright,
but elsewhere under the pale moonlight,
a boy is shaking with cold,
The Tree whispers back,
this isn't right.
Stockings are filled to the brim,
things bold, beautiful and brights.
But far away someplace else,
others are empty for the young and the old.
the Christmas tree is glowing,
while outside it is snowing,
the ruby red holly berries,
glimmer delicious like cherries,
Mary gives birth to Jesus on Earth,
while the world rejoices as the golden bells ring.
In the manger,
even though there is a stranger,
the Christmas tree lights shine red, green and gold,
now the child is here,
no one is left outside in the cold.
by Grace Goff Class 5
Have a delicious, sticky pudding,
under the moon, enjoying each bite.
Nevermind the person outside
alone in the gloom.
Look at the presents glowing with glee,
pink, red, blue, glittery ribbons snug tight,
while others find shelter under a feeble tree.
Stars glow big and bright,
proudly on top of carefully decorated trees,
Meanwhile, like a delicate leaf being blown harshly to the ground,
a lonely boy is shivering in fright.
Stuff your face with a rich Christmas dinner,
gravy, and the multicoloured array,
forgetting that others around the world grow thinner.
Enjoy the warm hug of Christmas,
but also remember those around the world that don't have,
everything that we have just shared.
by Lola Richardson Class 5
On Tuesday the children had a wonderful time at New Wimbledon Theatre watching the pantomime, Dick Whittington.
It was a fabulous way to kick off our Christmas festivities and it was enjoyed equally by both children and teachers! The highlight for many was the ice cream during the interval.
We look forward to making this an annual event at Cameron Vale School.
Last week the Karate club had their markings done for the end of this Autumn Term by Sensei Nariman and these were the results for all of the children.
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