It's that time of the year when the school is filled with Christmas songs and the preparations are beginning.
In all classes the children have started to rehearse their annual Christmas plays. Class 1 are performing Prickly Hay. Prickly Hay is an exciting nativity musical with a fun hoedown flavour and more than a little 'yee haa!'. It is narrated by Sam, a hardworking stable boy, and features himself, his faithful friend Shrew and some very special visitors.
Classes 3 and 4 are combining to tell of a dastedly crime commited at Christmas, and of how two hapless criminals try to steal the manger. Away with the Manger tells the hilarious story of two bungling burglars who are on the run with a bag of stolen jewels. Through a strange turn of events, the jewels are hidden in the local school's nativity manger and now the comical crooks want them back, before the crazy 'Police Inspector Clueno' finally catches them! As the characters prepare for their school nativity, mayhem ensues, but one thing is clear... crime doesn't pay!
On Wednesday the teachers climbed into the loft area of the school on the hunt for costumes. The staff room was a sight to behold, with shepherd's, king's and angel's costumes strewn across the room and a myriad of other characters thrown in for good measure - testimony to Christmas productions past.
Along the theme of Christmas, we have also started preparing for our Christmas Mingle. A chance for parents and children to join together for some festive fun. This will take place on Monday 3rd December, starting at 3.00pm. The school council are getting together to sort out some exciting activities for the children to do, whilst the adults enjoy some festive refreshments. There will also be a cake stall and tombola to help raise money to support the children's learning. Please do come along and join us.
The last event of the term will be our Christingle Service. This is a truly beautiful service where all the children circle St. Giles Church with their Christingles lighting the space. The celebration is named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. With your help, Christingle raises vital funds to help children who are facing Christmas alone and are unable to cope. Collection boxes will be coming home soon. Please drop any old copper into them and return them to school in time for the Christingle Service at the end of term. Thank you.
We are really excited about Christmas and can't wait to share all our events with you.