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.
We have a busy week next week with lots of Christmas events.
In addition to all of the events in the table below, taken from our newsletter sent out a couple of weeks ago, we have added a couple of other events.
Thursday 18th December – Year 5 Children have a Woohoo day to help with their ‘Crime and Punishment’ work. I hope that the year 5 teachers have realised that we break up for Christmas on the 19th and don’t forget to let all the children out of gaol at the end of the day!
On Friday 19th there will be clarinet, flute, violin and cello lessons as normal (with a festive twist) for all year 4 children and year 5 and 6 children that have lessons with Natalie and John.
|Monday 15th December||1.15pm – 3.15pm||Year 3 nativity practice at St. Stephen’s church||This dress rehearsal is not a performance, but if you are able to help walk your child to the church and back we would appreciate it. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can help.|
|Tue 16th December||2.00pm – 2.45pm. Approximate times.||Year 3 Nativity service at St. Stephen’s church.||This Christmas Service is for year 3 and 4 children. Parents and friends are welcome, no tickets needed, If you are able to help walk your child to the church and back we would appreciate it. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can help.|
|Wed 17th December||6pm – 7.15pm
(approximate finish time)
|Year 4 Christmas play||Parents and families of children in year 4 are welcome. Entrance by ticket only.|
|Thu 18th December||1.30pm–2.45pm (approximate finish time)||Year 4 Christmas play
|Parents and families of children in year 4 are welcome. Entrance by ticket only.|
|Thu 18th December||6pm – 7.30pm||Whole school Christmas Disco||All children welcome. Admission by ticket only which can be purchased for £2 from the Disco Monitors during morning playtimes on the 16th, 17th and 18th December.|
|Friday 19th December||Morning||Carols around the tree||Our school choir will entertain and lead some whole school singing. This event is just for children and staff. We also hope that Santa may be able to visit us this morning|
|Friday 19th December||3.20pm||School closes for holiday||All children will be bringing home their behaviour certificates.|
|Monday 5th January||8.45am||Spring Term starts||Children break up for the next half term break on Friday 6th February 2015 at 3.20pm.|