Happy holidays everyone!

It has been a busy and productive half term with lots of Christmas inspired activities, an amazing performance and a trip to the city centre!

We have been learning all about people who inspire us through our IPC topic ‘People of the Past’. At home, the children researched a person who stimulated their imagination and who’s actions inspire them. During our Entry Point, the children shared this information with one another, bringing books, images or items related to that person. We have a wide range of interesting and varied individuals ranging from artists such as Frida Kahlo, to activists like Susan B. Anthony and King Sejong, the inventor of the Korean alphabet.

Using the beautiful series of books Little People, Big Dreams the children have been delving into the lives of amazing people who have made a difference to the world. They have been learning how to draw out relevant and interesting information and how to present it. They made beautiful and informative posters about these incredible people and their achievements.

We went on a walking tour of Gent to discover more about it’s rich and varied history. Our lovely guide Bruno gave the children some remarkable insights into our beautiful city, he also introduced them to the local hero Jacob Van Artevelde- a famous Gentian whose statue stands proud on the Vrijdagsmaarkt. We will be exploring more about this intriguing man and the times he lived in when we return to school in January.

We have also been learning about a famous author- the wonder that is Dr Seuss. The children learned to recite his much-loved tale The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Using the Talk for Writing method, they came up with a series of actions to illustrate the words, these actions helped imbed the patterns of language and memorise the poem. They did a beautiful performance with an animation video in the background using puppets and scenery that they had made themselves! It was a beautiful end to a fun and busy term, and I was so proud of each and every one of them.

All that is left to say is a very happy festive season to you all- may it be fun-filled and relaxing. See you all in 2020!