Key Stage 1 and Reception's nativity - "A Bundle of Joy"
A HUGE well done to approx. 90 children across Reception and Year 1 today and yesterday as they performed their Christmas show. It certainly was a 'Bundle of Joy'. From the grumpy donkey (Grumble) to all the other characters and narrators the children were great!
We also had shepherds, kings, camels, angels, sheep, stars, travellers, inkeepers and (of course) Mary and Joseph!
There were several narrators and characters away due to illness, but the show must go on! They had lots of lines to learn and songs to sing and they were a delight to watch.
We are a very 'Inclusive yet Individual' school and all children took part. Some children had a little water, explored the audience and one child even sat with the grown ups to watch! That's what we do here, and we celebrate our children and their differences. They all took part, celebrated their successes and achievements and SMILED! :)
Some children were star struck and I see why...because they are brilliant!
A great show, super costumes and all supported by our great team of staff. Thank you to Mrs Barrowcliffe for putting it all together.
Our link governor for Music stated:
Overall, the performance did well to evidence a presence of the arts and more specifically the use of music throughout the classroom and as part of the learning within KS1. The opportunity for children to use their voices, harness the skills of learning songs, melody, and rhythm as part of a showcase for parents/carers was evident. The performance gave the children an opportunity to be introduced to an environment that helps to grow their sense of self-confidence that is only boosted by recognition from parents/carers throughout and from words spoken at the end by the Headteacher. The performance is sure to contribute to the children’s sense of achievement in a perfect way at the end of the term.
Well done, everyone! Sleep well! Two more days to go!
Mrs Bates :)