Well – Christmas certainly is coming. I had my first Christmas card last week, and this week we will have the school tree up, and on Thursday we are having our sponsored sing. Then next week we are having the Christmas disco, the pantomime (Aladdin), the Christmas dinner and the visit to church for our Carol Service. I love Christmas – I got married on Christmas Eve and my daugher Eve was born on Christmas Eve exactly one year apart, so it is extra special for me. I wonder what children and parents think about Christmas – I’m sure people enjoy things other than presents. I love going to the church with the school to make sure that we don’t forget that crucially important aspect of Christmas – and I love all the cards and so on that children ( including my own) make at this time. I also love going for a run or cycle on Christmas day to make up for the Christmas dinner I eat later… Tell me what you are looking forward to this Christmas…
It will come as no surprise that I think that the point of coming to school is to learn something! I had a race today with four children to complete a 144 question times table challenge. All of these children have been doing a challenge every day and they have been getting faster and faster – we will race again next week and the person (including me) who improves the most will get a box of chocolates! Everyone in school learns every day – including the teachers. I loved doing RE with the Y6 this week and finding out about the Hajj – I knew nothing about it until this week… If possible, everyone should try to learn something every day. What have you learned recently in school (or out of school) what has made an impression on you?
Almost every day someone comes up to me with a special certificate, or with a badge saying it is their birthday, or with a lovely piece of work, or with some news that they are bubbling to tell. Life is full of special occasions. What is special in your life at the moment? What is making you feel special and happy? Sharing a special moment makes everyone happy!
I am doing a bit of market research here. Both my girls are desperate to have a Wii for Christmas. One is Y6 and one is Y7. One has even offered to put some of her own money towards it as I said it was very expensive ( I actually said ” a waste of money!”) So…I would like to ask children and parents if they think that a Wii is worth having – do children enjoy them or do they get bored of them after five minutes. And is the Wii Fit something that might help us all to stay fit, or is it just a gimmick? Thanks. All I got for Christmas when I was a child was a torch and a football – times have changed!