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Week Ending 16th December 2016

Diary of the week:

Well, it is safe to say that Christmas really has arrived at Greasley Beauvale Primary School.

We have had a super week enjoying the Christmas festivities and I am so proud of the children. The week started with the dress rehearsal for the ‘Concert of Light’ and it just got better and better throughout the week. The children performed brilliantly and I was so proud of them. Paige did a solo, there were beautiful stars, a solo from Oliver and decorated Christmas trees. Jessica helped with all the Makaton sign language during one of the year 3 songs and the recorder group were truly brilliant. We had special visitors from the year one nativity and ‘Silent Night’ was the best version I have ever heard! Year 5 and 6 wowed me with their singing and watching approximately 250 children sway and whistle in time was magical. Well done to everyone: the children, the staff team, Miss Busby and Mrs Bradley for their musical expertise and Miss Marvin for co-ordinating the whole concert.

Thank you also to all the parents who contributed to the ‘Action Medical Research for Children’ charity box. It was fabulous to see so many of you being so generous and I am delighted to say that you all managed to raise a whopping £600 for the charity; every single penny will make a huge difference to lives of so many other children. Thank you!

Christmas dinner on Tuesday was perfect! Steph and her team did us proud and the children thoroughly enjoyed their dinners. I was serving numerous scoops of mashed potato at the hatch and experienced many children coming back to thank Steph; manners were impeccable. The smiles said it all too! The rest of the staff enjoyed their Christmas dinner on the ‘top table’ and they truly deserved it during this busy period.

Today has involved a cinema morning or afternoon for the different key stages and the ice creams went down a treat! Everyone looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers and once again it has put everyone in good spirits for the big day. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the ‘Save the Children’ charity fund. Money is still be counted but the last time I checked we were at £77.65. Thank you to everyone for your generosity this week.

Remember that next week, we are only in school for the Monday and Tuesday as we officially start the Christmas holidays on Wednesday 21st December. On Monday, we will be having a celebration afternoon where children will be in different classes decorating Christmas decorations and on Tuesday we have party day where children can wear their party clothes all day.

Merry Christmas to you all and thanks once again for all your support throughout the autumn term. Have a truly festive weekend at this busy time of year

Warm wishes,

Mrs Michelle Bates