The end of another busy and productive term is upon us, giving us a chance to reflect on the past calendar year and the recent events in school while looking forward to another exciting year ahead.
With all the building works this year, including the two new classrooms and the computer suite, the face of the school has changed, and it has been fantastic to see the children take pride in our environment and proudly show it off to every visitor who comes to see us.
Bottle Top Giraffe
“Gerald” the bottle top giraffe has now arrived in school from the British Ironworks so please keep bringing in your plastic bottle tops. We aim to fill the structure before it leaves us to display to the children the amount of plastic that is used on a daily basis and to then provoke discussion about what happens when plastic is thrown away and what we can do to reduce this. We will then be putting the tops to good use and repurposing them all during our Art Week later in the year, using “Gerald” as the inspiration for our work.
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Christmas Fair, it was another great success with a wide variety of stalls and refreshments and a simply magical grotto! It was lovely to see so many families there to enjoy the event and huge thanks go to The Friends for organising it all so well. Without this dedicated team of parents/carers, events like this just would not happen and as well as raising vital funds for the school, these events are a big part of what makes our school community so special. If you feel that you would like to get involved in any way, it would be very much appreciated so please do get in touch via the school office. Thank you also to the staff who ran stalls at the Fair and to Mrs Porrett and The Voices choir for performing to add to the festive feel.
Last week we were treated to three different Christmas productions with Nursery and Reception putting on a beautiful Nativity in school and Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 performing their fantastic Christmas plays, “It’s A Party” and “Bethlehem Bandits” at the church. This week, it is the turn of Upper Key Stage 2 and we are all very much looking forward to their play, “Sheik, Rattle and Roll”. These productions are always so special, and this year has been no exception with the children’s acting, dancing and singing a true joy to behold. Well done to all involved.
The Christmas events are rounded out on Wednesday with our Christmas lunch and while the children should still come into school dressed in their uniform as usual, I would like to invite them to accompany it with a festive accessory or a Christmas jumper if they should wish to as they have continued to work so hard in their learning throughout all of these events.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the staff for their hard-work, dedication and commitment to providing the absolute best for the children. Thank you also to the Governors and to you the parents/carers for all your support throughout 2019.
Please see below for some key dates for the first of half of the Spring Term and may I wish you all a very peaceful and merry Christmas. I look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.
Mr. Henry Bray