What a great week we’ve had. Our year 4 children have entertained us with a fantastic Christmas play. They were all brilliant and the stage lights that our PTA purchased with the money they raised last year made it a very professional stage show enjoyed by many.
Our year 3 children performed a wonderful traditional nativity at St. Stephen’s church on Tuesday. It was lovely to see the story of Christmas told by our children in side the church, well done to all involved.
With this week and all of the other fantastic times I’ve had at Woodville I have been able to leave with many lovely memories, thank you. I have been very lucky to be involved in a great 6 years at Woodville and meet so many lovely families and fantastic children. On a personal note, it has been lovely to receive so many messages of thanks and good luck today. I look forward to keeping an eye on Woodville Junior School in the future and finding out how well you all do as I move onto my new set of challenges in 2015 and beyond.
Children will be bringing home a copy of newsletter 5 today. If your paper copy doesn’t make it home you can download a copy from our school web site. CLICK HERE.
The children will be coming home tonight, Thursday 18th December, with the latest version of Spotlight on the Curriculum for next term. To download a copy click here.
Don’t forget that year 5 are having a woo-hoo day on Thursday 18th December. The day is designed to help children with their crime and punishment work that they have been studying this half term. Children are invited to get into the spirit by coming in different clothes to help the day go well. They can bring or wear any of the clothes to do with medieval times, or from the Robin Hood work they have done. They could also dress up in any combination of ‘cops and robbers’ clothes.
Last night was fantastic. Many thanks to all of the parent volunteers and staff who helped make sure that our first Christmas craft fayre was enjoyed by many. Just under 100 children were able to meet Father Christmas, dozens of cakes were eaten, plenty of sparkly tattoos were stuck to arms and £851.61 was raised to spend in the future on the children. It is the last time I’ll be lucky enough to see the school so full with many families and friends, at such a community event, which will explain why I was a little upset driving home afterwards.
We had another first this week when we held a Christingle Service at St. Stephen’s church on Tuesday afternoon. It was a lovely service, of which the highlight was when 140 children were stood in the church with their lit candles lighting up their faces. Mrs. Hollis ensured that our first Christingle service was a huge success and huge thanks must go to her for writing the service, purchasing all the resources for every children to make their own Christingle and helping us celebrate our Church of England status with this special service.