Headteacher: Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Red Class Friday Fanfare 22.12.23


Hello Red Class Families,

Our last day was full of fun and laughter with party games, party food and our celebration assembly. In fact, it’s been a week of Christmas activities with our Christmas Show and a delicious Christmas dinner (thank you Mrs Barker and Mrs Miles).

Towards the end of term, especially near Christmas, the children become incredibly tired and give their every effort at school. Their emotional ‘cup’ runs empty and their behaviour is simply saying, “I’m tired and ready for a break”. Congratulations, Red Class, for achieving so much during such a long term. 

In January, we will begin a new topic, ‘Blackwell Film Festival’ and we’ll continue our writing adventures as we learn to form letters using the cursive script. If you want to make a start during the holidays, Mrs Moss has made a number of videos on our You Tube channel showing letter formation. We always start with the curly caterpillar letters: c, o, a, d, g, q. Writing your name with cursive letters would be useful holiday homework too. Remember your tripod grip. If you’d like some holiday Maths homework, then please count forward and back to 5, then 10 and 20. Try 1 more and 1 less tennis to 10 using your hand to hit the ‘ball’ and work on your positional language. Perhaps, choose one decoration on your Christmas tree as a starting point and then find another above, below, between, to the left, to the right, in front or behind.

The children worked hard on their Christmas cards and calendars. We used our collage skills of cutting, sticking and overlapping. Every year, you can look back at their 2024 calendar and see how much they’ve changed from their Reception Christmas Show!

Finally, a big ‘THANK YOU’ for all your support and encouragement this term. Your kind cards, gifts and messages mean a lot to the team and we feel really lucky to be part of one big Blackwell family. Your child’s first term at ‘big’ school is complete and look at all we’ve achieved together. Children who are reading words and sentences, making new friends, singing in front of an audience and attending a theatre trip! By the way, the children were fantastic during our Dear Santa trip!

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas with fun, laughter and plenty of rest. Here’s to a wonderful 2024!

Mrs Webb and Team Red Class XXX