Blog for week commencing 14th of December

Hi everyone,
One last blog for 2020 with a couple of messages for you. We are all looking forward to some Christmas fun this week with our Christmas dinner and party on Wednesday and Christmas jumper day on Friday. Children can come to school in their own clothes on the Wednesday but with Christmas jumper and school bottoms on the Friday.
We have some Spelling Frame Stars who have been working hard to practise their spellings and build up well-deserved points. Well done to our famous five for this week who are Jessie Ha, Tilly Ostle, Lily Mallaburn, Emmie Keenan and Lucas Graham. Keep up the hard work everyone and make sure spellings are practised ready for our weekly test. Let's see who will appear at the top of our leaderboard next week. There are School360 points up for grabs!
Since we are celebrating Spelling Frame Stars each week, I thought it would be only right that we celebrate our Times Tables Rockstars Heroes on o weekly basis too. Rockstars is a great tool for weekly practise so make sure you all spend a bit of time on it every week. This week, I'm going to give School360 points to our ten superstars who have been on Rockstars practising their times tables. After the Christmas holidays we will be focusing on our 3 times tables in class as well as keeping up our recall of 2, 5 and 10 times tables facts.
Our Star of the Week is Alyssa Jackson for her perseverance in lighting cotton in Forest School. Alyssa didn't give up and was very proud of herself and so you should be Alyssa - well done!
I am very impressed with the 'Winter' pieces of writing as well as the snowflakes from last week's homework. We will share these creative pieces in class this week.There is no set homework for this week or over the holidays. Spellings will be set on Spelling Frame on the first Monday back, as will homework on Busy Things. books are on Bug Club for you to read over the week and Christmas if you wish.
~ P.E will continue on a Thursday morning in the first half term of Spring. Please can the children continue coming to school in a suitable school P.E kit on this day. 
Christmas Message
Life, in everyway, has looked very different for us all this year and many of you, I'm sure, have experienced very difficult times where you have really had to dig deep and draw strength and resilience to get through some very tough times and situations. School life has also been very different for all of us but I'm so proud at the way the children have approached their first term with such enthusiasm. They have all worked very hard and should be very proud of themselves too! I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas with the people you love and let's look forward to what will hopefully be a better year ahead for everyone. Have fun, enjoy your time together and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Take care and stay well,
Mrs Smith