Headlines

We have been looking at a major event in our story. The strange creature has finally landed on Earth.

If you were reading a newspaper about this event, what is the most effective headline you could read?

Where’s Rudolph

Where’s Rudolph?

CHORUS
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen,
Hurry, scurry, pull that sleigh!
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

1
Nobody sees them come or go,
Nobody sees their tracks in the snow.
Nobody sees for everybody knows,
Santa comes in secret!
(Spoken) WHERE’S RUDOLPH?

CHORUS

2
Nobody hears them on the roof,
Nobody hears them stamp their hooves,
Nobody hears for it’s the truth,
Santa comes in secret!
(Spoken) WHERE’S RUDOLPH?

CHORUS

3
Nobody dares to stay awake,
Nobody dares make that mistake,
Nobody dares, the spell might break,
Santa comes in secret!
(Spoken) WHERE’S RUDOLPH?

CHORUS (faster)
CHORUS (faster still!)

(Spoken) THERE’S RUDOLPH!

Merry Christmas Song

Merry Christmas To You

1
Christmas time is coming quickly,
Everybody getting ready,
Very busy, not much time to spare.
Nervous with anticipation,
Making all the preparations,
Feeling the excitement in the air.

2
Getting out the decorations,
Feeling all the expectation,
Putting up the angel on the tree.
Now we’re getting really jolly,
Hanging mistletoe and holly,
Twinkling lights outside for all to see.

CHORUS
It’s the best time of the year on the way
And we just can’t wait to wake up on that day,
And at last we’ll all be able to say
‘Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year’.

3
Choosing gifts for all the family,
(Mind you don’t forget the batteries!)
Thinking of how happy they will be.
Writing cards and wrapping presents,
Buying Dad a Christmas sweater,
Pile them all up underneath the tree.

CHORUS

4
Mixing up the Christmas pudding,
Thawing turkey, making stuffi ng,
Hoping that my favourite food is bought.
Peeling, chopping, roasting, baking,
Such delicious food we’re making,
Look, my mouth is watering at the thought!

LAST CHORUS
It’s the best time of the year on the way
And we just can’t wait to wake up on that day,
And at last we’ll all be able to say
‘Merry Christmas to you, Merry Christmas to you,
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.’

Our Poem

Twas the Night before Christmas Poem

Year 3
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

Year 4
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

Year 5
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

Year 6
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Anti-bullying week

We have made pledges today – These are the choices and the promises that we have made to ourselves and others in order to show respect.

I would like everybody watching out for others who ‘Choose Respect’

Please comment below who you have seen making the ‘respectful choice’ throughout the week.

Reception Gallery Visit

Today year 3 and 4 were invited to a brand new, natural art display in the reception classrooms.

We saw 3d art, natural collage, leaf and conker displays and a whole table of natural compositions from materials the children found around the school and grounds.

Which your favourite piece or what did you think overall?

I thought it was amazing work and can see why the teachers wanted to share it with the rest of the school. Thank you Reception.

Times Tables Rockstars

Year 4

 

This is just a quick message to tell you how proud I am! 🙂

 

I have just been having a look at all of your accounts, and looking at the progress that you have made. Some of you have increased your speed by 7 or 8 seconds per question and your accuracy rates have gone up by lots since the first week.

 

Keep it up – This is amazing Year 4

Well done!

Hogarth

We have just met Hogarth in the book and he has seen the Iron Man…

How do Hogarth’s family react to his news?

What do you think Hogarth is thinking and why?

Next week we will be doing drama related to this, so have a think about everything that he saw, heard and felt
Write a comment with your thoughts below so everybody can share in each others’ ideas.