At the beginning of the week I had the true delight of working in the nursery for the morning, it was brilliant– the children there are wonderful, so friendly and enthusiastic for their learning/playing. I had a fantastic time, I was so impressed with our nursery staff who make every opportunity for learning through play– the richness of vocabulary, the stimulation of activities and the overall atmosphere of calmness and care was overwhelming. It made me wish that my children were 3 again so that they could have experienced it!!
Next week is assessment week and the children will be doing some tests just so that teachers can ascertain how much progress they have made since September, address any gaps in learning and tailor their teaching accordingly.
We are now approaching the second Sunday of Advent when we light the second purple candle on the advent wreath to commemorate our waiting for our Lord at Christmas.
We are into December and after weeks of self control, we can officially go all Christmassy in school now!! There are lots of Christmas things happening over the next few weeks so please keep checking the newsletter and referring to the website and Parentpay for up to date information.
On Friday 9th December the children in Y4 will be singing in the Rochester Cathedral Carol Festival. This is the first time that we have entered this and it is really exciting for St Michael’s. I’ve heard the practices and they are amazing, the singing is truly beautiful and I am really looking forward to seeing the children perform next week. Entry is ticket only.
Wrap up– its really cold out there!!!
Mrs Kathy Sexton
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