Teacher Newsletter December 2015

Parents in Touch

Dear [NAME]

As this is such a busy time of the year in school we have provided you with some ideas which will be useful both in school and for work to be enjoyed by your pupils at home. I particularly found the story 'New Hats for statues' useful to read at story time. We hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable holiday.

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If you use the Fun poems worksheet it may give your pupils ideas of their own. Teaching about celebrations around the world is both interesting for them to learn and it is useful to introduce new traditions that may lead to lively discussions in the classroom. 
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Maths
It is always handy to have some festive maths worksheets available at all Key Stages to stimulate discussion
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These worksheets can be used in groups or as a class lesson. Children at this age are excited about Christmas so have fun together using the papers.
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Children love stories. Try reading the suggested stories and introduce the Christmas spelling words to add to their vocabulary. We have included a sound worksheet and phonic blends to reinforce this spelling.
 
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Science 
Science is fun. The Animal group and Living environments worksheets will be helpful to use with your class.
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I have found the Alice in Wonderland topic excellent in stimulating children into imaginative thought processes. It is always good preparation to have a worksheet children can do by themselves so try the 'Christmas time' paper.
Take a look at our super Giveaways for this month. The QI puzzles and The Snowman 3D puzzle will intrigue everyone. There's family fun with Rattle Me Bones and Ticket to Ride Europe. Sensory Miffy is a cute cuddly toy. Readers will enjoy great story telling with The Person Controller and An Eagle in the Snow; they can relax with our colouring books and learn with the Activity Set. For younger readers, there's Penguin's Big Adventure and A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas. Get your entries in early as some close before the end of the month.
  
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Books  For lots more ideas on reading take a look at our Best new books pages. We have also included some toys this month to help with present buying. Finally, we have included some games - a super way to enjoy time with children.

See Inside the Human Body Winnie the Witch Gift Set Animalium L is for London

 
Hape Discovery Space Centre Meccano 25 Model Set Playmobil Helicopter Bizzy Bitz 350 piece Set
Tipping Point Labyrinth FIMO Form and Play Cambridge Brainbox Electronics Kit

Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

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