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Welcome To Courier Kids

Welcome to our Christmas edition of Courier kids. We hope you enjoy reading it. We have enjoyed being in Courier Kids and hope the next team of reporters do too!

Wishing you all a a very merry Christmas.

Charlotte, Dorritt, Eve, Tumi and Keshav.

Top Ten Things At Harry Potter Studios

After Years 5 and 6 visited Harry Potter Studios here are my top ten things:

  1. Hogwarts Express
  2. Diagon Alley
  3. Mini Hogwarts Castle
  4. Triwizard Cup
  5. Our passport with 7 stamps to collect
  6. The special effects
  7. The Forbidden Forest
  8. How it was the actors' home
  9. Seeing all the plans
  10. The dragon in Gringotts bank
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Snowmen Biscuits


  • 125g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour


  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar.
  3. Then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Next, stir in the flour and mix to make a soft dough.
  5. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Now, put the dough on a plate, cover it and leave to cool for at least 2 hrs.
  6. After that, roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter or water glass to stamp out circles.
  7. Put the biscuits on two lined baking trays and bake for 10-14 mins until the edges turn lightly golden in colour.
  8. Then leave to cool.
  9. Decorate the biscuits so that they look like snowmen faces.
  10. Enjoy sharing your biscuits with your friends and family. 

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Match The Baby Photo With The Teacher

Can you match the name to the photo? Please print off this sheet and hand it to me or email amandayates@crescentschool.co.uk with your answers.

I’ll share the answers with the children when we return after the holiday.

I wonder if anyone will guess all of them correctly!

Mrs Yates
Class 6Y Form Teacher

Interview With Ms Forth

What were you like in school?
I was a very organised pupil and I was Head of House in Sixth Form.  
What was your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subject in school was maths of course.  
Biggest fear you have faced?
My biggest fear I have is frogs.  
What inspired you to be a teacher?
I wanted to be an educational psychologist and you needed to be a teacher first, but I quite liked being a teacher it so I carried on with it.
What was your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge is being a single parent.
What do you like least about your job?
I don’t like it when children get upset and cross with each other.
What was your first job?
My first job was a cleaner in a butchers when I was 16.
Do you have any pets?
I have one cat called Wren and two kittens called Ziggy Stardust and Stevie Nicks. I also have a hamster called Hermes.             
What is your favourite food?
I don’t think you can get a bad sausage roll.
If you were a celebrity who would you be?
I would be Victoria Beckham because then I would be married to Mr Beckham.
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Cool Christmas Craft

What you will need:

  • A green sharpie
  • 3 lolly sticks
  • Any coloured pipe cleaners
  • Any coloured star
  • Some string or wool
  • And you will need pva glue

First you get your lolly sticks and colour them in with a green sharpie. Then you glue them together just like in the picture.

Now you get your pipe cleaner and stick it to one of the corners then zig zag it to the other corner it will show you in the picture.

Then you stick the star on the top of your Christmas tree.

Finally, you get your string or wool and you glue it to the top of your tree next to the star and then you can hang it to your Christmas tree.           

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Christmas Jokes

What does the gingerbread man put on his bed ?  
Cookie sheets
What does the sheep say at Christmas?  
Fleece Navidad
Where does a snowman keep his money?  
A snow bank
What happens when you cross Santa Claus and a detective?
Santa clues
What is the Grinch’s least favourite band?
The Who 
Why don’t you ever see Santa in hospital?
He’s got private elf care
How is Drake like an elf?
He spends all his time wrapping


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Christmas Art Day

In Reception they made amazing things such as Christmas present calendars which were for their families. They made Reindeer footprints as they put their feet in brown paint which was a great idea. Some of the children made crowns too just for fun they also made Christmas tree cards which were amazing. They had an amazing day!
Year 1:
In Year 1 they made Christmas pudding paper plates with cinnamon and raisins which made the corridor smell amazing.They also did some singing which looked fun.
Year 2:
They made Christmas wreaths, Christmas hedgehogs, reindeers and Christmas trees which looked amazing.
Year 3:
Made Origami Christmas trees out of the old editions of the Circulars and made themselves into skiers which were great.
Year 4:
They made reindeers out of pinecones, baubles and 3D Christmas trees on paint 3D in ICT.
Year 5:
They made recycled bottles angels with their faces on which were outstanding.
Year 6:
Had fun making wreaths, Actamel snowmen, Christmas trees and baubles.

Everyone loved Christmas Art Day, except maybe the cleaners!

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Super Member Of Staff

The children at Crescent School have been nominating members of staff who they feel have stood out as being especially super this half term.

This half term’s super member of staff is…

  • Mrs Webb

One of the nomations was…

"She cheered me up and made me feel happy when I didn’t think anyone would be able to."
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Comic Greek

Please see my comic of Greek Life below:

Comic Greek

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