The week in which we put our skates on!

On Monday morning, we awoke to a winter wonderland – snow as far as the eye could see and a week full of possibilities! We took our learning online for the day and, despite the freezing temperatures outside, produced some great work that impressed our teachers. Of course we also made sure we had time for fun in the snow and a spot of snowman building!

On Tuesday, we celebrated the end of a fantastic Autumn term with a trip to Alexandra Palace in London. We had great fun learning to skate and improving our skills. There were lots of smiles and laughs as some of us found it more difficult to stand upright than others! Once again, there was team work in abundance as we supported and encouraged each other and celebrated our achievements on the ice. We also enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate for all our hard work and resilience. Very impressive skills Willow Class!

On Wednesday, it was time to get baking. We made our Christmas cakes in Design and Technology. It was hard work creaming the butter and the sugar but we persevered. Once the basic Christmas cake batter was mixed, it was time to make our own adaptations to help meet our deign brief. Some of us added extra cinnamon, ginger and orange zest whilst others added a twist on the original recipe by adding crushed candy cane and chocolate chips!

On Thursday, our creative skills shone through as we decorated our Christmas cakes. Apricot jam was used to help stick the icing to our cakes. There were snowmen, snowflakes, silver balls and candy canes including a few gingerbread houses and sleighs to adorn our bakes! We are very proud of our finished cakes and now can’t wait to taste the finished product!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime! Oh yes it would! Oh no it wouldn’t! Off to the pantomime we went with the whole school to enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk. What a splendid afternoon we had – there were plenty of boos and hisses along with cries of ‘It’s behind you!’

And finally, on Friday we enjoyed a wonderful Golden Morning of enrichment activities including  cheerleading, drama, knitting, winter mobiles, edible Christmas treats and many more!

We sure know how to stay busy and have fun whilst learning new skills.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and watch out for those icy patches!