Merry Christmas Elder Tree class!
Have a fantastic and well earned break!
Congratulations to all our value assembly winners.
Goodbye to Mrs. Mills, she will be sorely missed that no words will do justice for.
Many thanks for all the kind messages and gifts we have recieved (not just today, but all term too!).
Comment if you wish; Mathletics if you wish; read if you wish etc...just enjoy yourselves!
From Mrs. Gosden and myself, and our families to you and your families (and friends): Merry Christmas; see you back in class in 2017!
What a special experience we had this afternoon.
A cast of 5 transformed us for 80 minutes as they told an adaptation of Dickens's ''A Christmas Carol'.
It was was followed by a Q&A with the director and cast.
I feel very fortunate to have seen a lot of plays in the past but this was a truly remarkable piece of immersive theatre; in very close proximity of fantastic acting talent.
I hope you got got a lot from it too.
Last prompt of 2016!
As is the tradition when we leave one year behind and look forward to a new one, we make resolutions. Well, this is not about what you are going toi do but what you are hoping for.
Now, that could be something about you or your family or you could be hoping for things for your community or even the world. As Peaky would say, the sky’s the limit! So, the prompt is:
…in 2017 I hope…
The link will close on 17th December
Please post your entries below...
Mr Tomkins entry:
Success is a wonderful feeling, one emotion that I hope for as a new year beckons.
Looking back over the past 366 days, I feel fullfiled by my accomplishments but I endeavour to push myself as hard as I can to be the best I can be for my family, friends but most of all: myself.
I see a new year as a time which is not only full of hopes, but it is also full of challenges and surprises.
If I had one message for 2017 it would be: BRING IT ON!
Over the past few days during our literacy work we have looked at synonyms and antonyms in our writing.
Firstly we created a piece of writing about Scrooge as a whole class and then we wrote about a new character who had the opposite traits, trying to be as detailed as possible!
How did you feel you got on?
It was great to see the class having a go at the 24 challenge so positively this morning!
It helps with so many mathematical skills; keep up the hard work!
Today we used dotted geometric paper to accurately draw 2d and 3d shapes; we realised that if you draw the top diamond first the rest of the shape is generally a bit easier to draw because of the parallel lines that are necessary.
There was a buzz about the classroom as this was happening.
How did you get on?
We have another segment from a sentence for this week’s challenge. It is:
…as I turned round it changed shape …
Things to think about:
Mr. Tomkins Entry:
…as I turned around it changed shape…morphing in to something delicate and sharp but still full of fantastic beauty.
I could see details I had never witnessed before; it was possible to touch it, yet I didn’t want to.
Fully engrossed in its uniqueness I noticed millions and millions more of similar things floating softly to the ground all around me, but none the same.
As it hit the ground it seemed to mould in to the world around itself, almost as if it had never existed. Wonderfully however, I know that it was one of a kind and I bore witness to it.
It was great to see 'Spectacle of Light' with some members of Elder Class on Sunday evening at Sudeley Castle.
The place was lit up magnificently and we got to see the power of electricity and light in some unique and beautiful glory.
Despite the cold weather everyone seemed really enthusiastic about it and I particularly loved getting the camera out to try and capture some of the effects.
If you haven't been yet I would highly recommend it - it runs all the way until 23rd December.
See you tomorrow morning!
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