Count down to Christmas!

Hello everyone,


We hope that you are all well and keeping safe. At St. Peter’s, we have been feeling very excited as we have continued the count down to Christmas. This morning, the children participated in a drama workshop called the Elves and the Shoemaker – they had a wonderful time joining in with the music and dancing! Last week, the Year Four took part in a Christmas jumper day to support the Save the Children charity – a big thank you to all families who generously provided a tin can for the food banks. Please see the picture below:

In English, we have completed our transformation stories on Anthony Browne’s The Tunnel. Year Four had a very creative selection of ideas for portals and methods of travel, with a strong selection of fronted adverbials, prepositional language and speech punctuation. Well done Year Four! After Christmas, we look forward to working on a range of other texts including Winter poetry, Jemmy Button and Stitch Head… Are you able to pre-read any of these stories over Christmas? Are there any Winter poems you have read over the holidays that you would like to share with us in January?


In Maths, Year Four have been learning about geometry. For example, the children have completed a shape investigation by looking at the angles and types of lines across objects across the classroom and within sets of flags. As a challenge, they then had a go at creating their very own flag with a set criteria of shape properties. After the Christmas holidays, we look forward to learning about how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes and 1 minute. Can you have a practise of this at home? Perhaps you could try to make a timetable of your own, to show the order of each of the exciting events you got up to over the course of your Christmas day?


Just a few quick reminders for the children for when they return to school in January:

  • First day back to school will be Monday 4th January 2021.
  • PE will take place on Monday 4th January for the afternoon session, so please ensure your child arrives to school in their full PE kit.
  • Spelling, vocabulary and reading journals to be handed in on Thursday 7th January 2021 please.


We hope that you all have a peaceful and safe half term, and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.


Take care and best wishes to you all,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns.

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