Christmas

We have just one week to go before we break up for the Christmas holiday period. Christmas cards are being delivered hither and thither by children in all classes and it is lovely to see them entering into the Christmas spirit. The last week of term passes in a whirl of glitter, food and song!

There are lots of festive things going on in school and we are all very excited about the last week of term with Christmas jumper day and Christmas Lunch! We are beginning to sparkle and shine, each classroom has a decorated tree and the stage in the hall is set up ready for our performances.

We switched on the lights while we were together in assembly on Monday. It was very exciting. Thank you to the Christmas ‘fairies’ who took the time and effort into decorating it so beautifully for us. It looks brilliant and we all love it.

Outdoor Carol Concert – Thursday, 16th December @ 4.30 pm

The restrictions announced this week do not prohibit us holding our  Christmas Carol Concert on Thursday 16th December. It will take place outside by torchlight after school from 4.30 pm til 5.00 pm, and all are welcome. Come along wrapped up warm, with your torches, a little tinsel on your Christmas hats and be ready to sing! Please do not come if you feel unwell or have symptoms that are associated with the coronavirus. We recommend that you stand slightly apart from other people from different family groups in order to maintain a safe distance, and as a precaution bring a face covering with you.

School Choir

We are so proud to have a school choir, and they have been working with such enthusiasm this term with one of our parents, Abi Tucker. Abi and the choir joined us all in assembly this week to showcase the songs they will be singing next week at our open-air carol concert. They were fantastic! We are especially proud of Lewis who sang a solo in front of the whole school!  Mrs Jeffery and the children can be seen in the first photograph signing the words to the song ‘Colour Me In Sunshine’. The performance was wonderful.

Children in Need Day

Blue Peter Reading Judges

This week our Blue peter reading judges have been reading ‘The boy who made everyone laugh’ This was their first choice of book and they are also reading ‘Good News’ and the ‘Last Bear’. Their views so far include from Oliver: “My favourite book is ‘The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh’ because it’s quite funny and it’s about a boy who dreams to be a stand-up comedian.”

Felicity: “My favourite book is ‘The Last Bear’. It’s about a girl and her father who receive a letter to stay on an island and the girl becomes friends with the bear.”

Once we have read all the books, we are allowed to keep them which we are very excited about We are all thoroughly enjoying reading them.

Festive Date for Your Diaries

We are planning to hold our Christmas Carol Concert on Thursday 16th December. It will take place outside by torchlight after school from 4.30 to 5.00pm and all are welcome. The children who have been attending our Choir and Music Club after school are preparing some songs to entertain us and to join in with. We hope that you will come along wrapped up warm, with your torches, a little tinsel on your Christmas hats and ready to sing!

Exciting News – Blue Peter Book Awards

We have been selected as one of 12 schools in Great Britain to be a reading school for the Blue Peter book awards. Congratulations to all of our wonderful volunteers who did not know what the reading project would involve when they volunteered.  We as a school will be involved in reviewing the shortlisted books selected by Blue Peter and will pick a winner from each category. Blue Peter will announce the two winning books in Spring 2022. A huge thank you to Mrs Cross for organising our entry and supporting our readers.