Christmas Celebrations

It’s been a fun and festive week at school. A couple of weeks ago we had a wonderful Christmas Fayre organised by the PTFA who made over £800. This was a wonderful occasion and lots of thanks must go to everyone who was involved. The staff also got into the Christmas spirit with a competition to make a Christmas tree decoration. You can see their efforts below, along with some pics from the Fayre..

This week started with the play dress rehearsal and performances. The Infants performed incredibly well with their nativity “Everyone loves a baby”. There were some really stand out performances from the Scene Setter to the Narrators, not forgetting the exceeding Wise Men making their epic journey from Eastern Lands to Bethlehem.

The Juniors moved away from retelling the Christmas story, and retold the story of Scrooge in Bah Humbug. A story of redemption and how lives can be changed by showing love, kindness and happiness to those we come into contact with. As the final lines of play say, this is why Jesus was born and came to earth. As with the Infants the Juniors performed admirably, with Michael shining in his role as Ebenezer Scrooge, visited by three wonderful (if not a little scary in the case of Christmas yet to come) spirits.

On Wednesday, we held our annual Christmas lunch and were joined by lots of the parents. There was a very festive atmosphere in the hall as everyone enjoyed their Christmas turkey.

On Thursday the children dressed in their finest clothes for the Christmas parties. There was plenty of fun and laughter, silly games all set to great Christmas music.

Finally on Friday we went to Church for the Christingle service. We learned about the meaning of the elements of the Christingle and Mrs Rogers showed how the sparkle of the birth of Jesus comes to life each year with a little bit of chemistry! The collection boxes for the Children’s Society were handed out, and we would ask that they be returned after the Christmas break.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the families and friends who have supported the school since we came back in September. There are lots of new and exciting things happening in the New Year, but for now we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all in January.

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