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It's our Christmas party! Merry Christmas everyone!

It's our special Christmas Numeracy Day! In class today we did lots of Numeracy activities based on Christmas. First, we carefully measured a snowman to find out how tall he was. We used three different types of bricks; small, medium and large. We estimated how many bricks we would need and then measured him to see if we were correct. Next, we went on a star scavenger hunt. We looked for the stars around the school. Each star had a number on it. We had to read the number and then do that many star jumps. The P2 children had to do one more or less each time and the P7 children had to do double!!! We were all exhausted but had great fun. When we got back into the classroom, we put the numbers in the correct order and played lots of games with them. Finally, we played some Christmas dice games and some games on the interactive board. It was a fantastic day!

We have been thinking about writing instructions. Today we had great fun decorating our Christmas tree and talking about how we did it. We all worked together to add the lights, tinsel and baubles. In our literacy time, we ordered instructions for how to decorate a Christmas tree.

We have been enjoying the snow! Today we made our own small snowman to help us learning about measuring! We used cubes to measure our snowman at 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock. He was slowly melting because it was warm in our classroom. This meant that we had to use less cubes each time that we measured him. We were really good at estimating and measuring our snowman.

In class we have been reading the story of the Little Red Hen. Here we are acting out the story. We were the characters from the story; The Red Hen, The Cow, The Dog and The Duck. No-one would help the little hen to make the bread but everyone wanted to help her eat it!

The Little Red Hen has asked us to help her measure out her corn. We carefully measured the corn to show full, half full and empty!

Today we went for a walk around the village to see different types of houses. We found bungalows, detached and semi-detached houses. There was even a building site with some busy builders working on a new house.

We are carrying out an investigation to find out if an object can be blown or not. We are pretending to be the Big Bad Wolf! We tested each object and then sorted it into the correct part of the table. We discovered that light objects will move but heavy objects won't. A coin was light but it wouldn't move because it was flat!

We have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. We were challenged to build a house for the pigs using lollipop sticks, cocktail sticks and gum drops. The Big Bad Wolf (Mrs Mc Corry's hairdryer) visited our classroom and tried to blow down our houses. He couldn't!

Gingerbread Man Hunt! We decorated some lovely gingerbread men and they ran away! we had to go on a hunt to find them, it was very exciting!

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