Autumn 2 week 6 w.b 4.12.2023

It’s been practice, practice, practice in Year 1 this week! The children have had a full on week of getting ready to show you their performance next Thursday. They are doing a great job and are very excited to see you all there.

Our RE focus this week and next is to look at how Christmas is celebrated in Poland. One important Polish tradition is to share the oplatek. This is a thin wafer with the picture of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on it. People pass it round and take a bit. It is a sign of forgiveness. Amelia brought one in for the children to see and did a great job of explaining it to the class. Next week the children will be making Polish Christmas cards so please look out for these!

It was time to say goodbye to our Class Italian restaurant this week.  The children took part in a Class poll to decide what we would like our home corner to change into! After a lot of discussion  we took a Class vote and it was decided that the most popular choice was Santa’s Grotto! We have made a start to getting the Grotto ready and will be adding resources over the next week. We would be very grateful for any donations of spare Christmas items you may have at home such as Santa or Elf  hats, tinsel, wrapping paper, labels  etc…

In Geography the children enjoyed exploring Google Maps and trying to find the School. They located Pope Paul School and also took a closer look at the surrounding areas using the street view. They went all the way down to the train station and wouldn’t let me stop until they could see McDonalds! The children very much enjoyed this and were all eager to say what they could see and give directions to where they live. Unfortunately, we only had time to explore the school address so please feel free to locate your own address if the children ask you to!

Home Learning

Nativity – Please practice lines for one last time!

RE Whole-School home learning. Please see below and newsletter for more details.


Wednesday 13th – wear your Christmas jumpers.

Thursday 14th – Christmas performance 9.30am.

Wednesday 20th – end of term, school finishes at 1pm.

There will be no show and tell now for the rest of the term so please do not send anything in with your child. We will review this again in the new year.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes


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