Being a part of the community is really important for us so this week we joined in with some excellent activities organised in Penamacor. The children completed an orienteering activity in the town’s Jardim and attended a Penamacor school’s Christmas Celebration. We were treated to a Portuguese theatre performance and sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and We Wish you a Merry Christmas; alongside performances from the other Penamacor schools.

There have been lots of Christmas sessions and activities offered this week, alongside our project work and sessions of Maths, Portuguese and Literacy. In Literacy the focus was on spelling, improving vocabulary and creative writing. In Maths codebreakers were unlocked and the children looked at shopping on a budget, very appropriate for Christmas time!

The children tried their hand at woodwork, sanding down and finishing cork oak wooden slices, which they they decorated, ready to hang on the Christmas tree. They also made cards for each other and posted them in the school’s own Christmas Post Box. There were were some tricky team building exercises in the Sports Pavilion and of course our daily reading sessions spent in the Library.

We are hosting our own Christmas party next week, please do come along on, Wednesday 20 December from 2pm until 4pm. Everyone in the community is welcome and it would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Houve muitas sessões e atividades de Natal esta semana, a par com o nosso trabalho de projeto e sessões de Matemática, Português e Literacia. Na Literacia, o foco foi a ortografia, melhorando o vocabulário e a escrita criativa. Em Matemática fizemos atividades de codificação relacionadas com a multiplicação e uma atividade de contagem em que fingimos ir às compras para que as crianças aprendessem a lidar com dinheiro e com os cálculos associados.

As crianças construíram alguns pendentes de madeira, lixando e alisando algumas rodelas de madeira de sobreiro, que decoraram e deixaram prontos para pendurar na árvore de Natal. Também escreveram cartas para trocarem entre si, colocando-as na Caixa de Correio de Natal da nossa escola. Houve alguns jogos de equipas no Pavilhão Desportivo e, claro, as nossas sessões diárias de leitura realizadas na Biblioteca.

Estamos a preparar a nossa festa de Natal para a próxima semana, quarta-feira, 20 de dezembro, das 14h às 16h. Todos são bem-vindos e seria ótimo se pudessem trazer um prato de comida para compartilhar com muita alegria neste Natal!