What an absolute joy it was to see so many enter the spirit of Christmas and come suitably dressed for the first of our three Festive Fridays. The children made the most of the cold weather (and sometimes rather cold classrooms) by wearing cheery Christmas jumpers, socks, and an array of hats and glasses. Many more of these pictures can be seen on the School Dojo. Well done to everyone including the staff. I look forward to next Friday when we can find the next jumper to wear.
Laps to Lapland Challenge
We are now very much in the run-up to Christmas but would like to stay active and warm up away from our well ventilated classrooms. Last night, I found a sleigh parked next to my car in the car park. We then received an elfphone call to say that Father Christmas had crashed his practice sleigh in North Tawton and needs it back.
This gave Mr Foreman an idea for our Christmas PE challenge: from Monday until we break up for Christmas, the children are going to walk and run laps of the school playground, collectively covering the same distance from North Tawton to Lapland! We need to work as a school team to complete this challenge as there are 1400 miles between North Tawton and Lapland. So, during the next two weeks at school, we will be walking, running, or a combination of the two to complete a mile each day. We need 140 children to complete their mile each day to reach Lapland by the end of term. So come on Team Tawton, let’s rise to the challenge and complete Laps to Lapland – Ready Steady Ho Ho Ho!
Here is a wonderful poem written by Finley from Hazel Class during some literacy work...
My Box of Hopes
In my box I see...
Blades of golden grass collecting memories and dreams, Sea-foam green leaves full of joy.
Striking of lightning with sparks of dreams.
What do I see in my box?
I see people smiling and laughing,
Trees swaying in the wind like they’re high-fiving,
In my box, I see a snowman dancing with happiness coming off him.
What do I see in my box
I see rainbows reappearing once again with their colours far away. Shooting stars, the colour blue, holding wishes that are waiting for me.
My box is fashioned with...
Ribbons, the colour of indigo with stripes of sunny gold.
My box has a red box with purple stars shining like the sun. My box has planets the colour of the rainbow
In my box I see...
A river flowing with happiness and dreams.
Tents filled with the family chatting away.
Purple glowing coals on the fire, releasing smoke with flowers drifting away.
In my box I can see...
Fireworks shooting like rockets in the sky. Rubies and gems reflecting happy memories of me. I see beach balls rolling on the beach full of smiles.
I hope my box will come to life and to all come true, To see me and my friends smiling once more.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Don’t miss the chance to take a look at the Virtual Christmas Market, which is running until 24th December. Great local businesses are selling on there, and you can buy raffle tickets by emailing email@example.com. The tickets are £1 each and you can buy as many as you would like – please share with friends and family. The raffle will be drawn on 14th December.
The wreaths for the competition should have come home with the children today – if not, please let FONTS know. Have fun decorating them, please make sure names are visible on the back, and return them to school by 14th December for judging.
Thank you for your support with the Christmas Cards – it was the largest order ever! Hope they bring smiles to the people who receive them.
Also, pleased to report that all the classes now have replenished Wet Play Boxes – lots to entertain them on rainy days.
Thank you for your continued support,
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PS – Don’t forget that Easyfundraising is a great way to use online shopping to donate to FONTS, and we’re part of the SeaMoor Lottery where a percentage of every ticket bought goes to FONTS.
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