‘Roots to grow; wings to fly’

Merry Christmas to you all!

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 12:05pm

We have been in a very festive mood in school this week. Following the weekend performances of our pupils singing at community events in the village (Christmas Market and Allium), our KS1 presented their final two performances of A King is Born. The children did not disappoint us- they sang their hearts out and delivered their lines beautifully- bringinging a smile to the faces of all that attended.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, our Year 5 and 6 children, led a beautiful service of traditional carols and readings in St Alban's church. The children entertained the congregation with their singing, instrumental performances and readings, solo performances and duets. It was a magical event, in a beautiful setting and a fitting end to our Christmas Performances this year. The staff and children would like to thank Father Lameck and Mrs Kitchen for welcoming us into their community and we look forward to continuing this special relationship next year.

This Christmas we have looked to support several charities. Following a request from Antoinette Sandbach MP we have raised £83.22 for Singing for Syria from donations from our Early Years Nativity. Our School Council selected Diabetes UK as their chosen charity this year, for which we raised £180.03 from donations following our Y1&2 play, "A King is Born" and our Y3&4 play, "Bethlehem Bandits". Todays Christmas jumper day has raised £105 for Save the Children. We would like to thank you all for your generosity and support.

We are just getting ready for our Christmas lunch as I write this blog. The children are all extremely excited and enjoying singing Cristmas songs. Many thanks to the PSA who have provided Christmas crackers for the children today and also organised the Christmas treats and parties tomorrow.

As a Christmas activity this year, I have prepared a Christmas Reading Challenge. I hope you will encourage your children to take part. It should come home with your child tonight but I will also upload it to the website too.

In case I don't have the time to blog again before the end of term, I would like to thank you for all of your support this term. We have faced many challenges in one form or another but the staff team, supported by our Board of Governors are focused on providing the best opportunities for our children and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you next year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will see you on Tuesday 9th January 2018!



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