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20th December … Christmas update!


This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:


Reagan Day – Yellow 1 – For her fantastic efforts in writing. During a shared write about the plague, she took so much care to use the correct spellings for topic words. The handwriting used too was just fabulous!


Sonny – Red 2 – For his picture of a polar bear. He followed the instructions from the Squigglet programme. Great concentration and a super end-product.


Ruben - Yellow 2 - For writing an independent letter with beautiful handwriting, conjunctions, a question and an exclamation sentence. A wonderful piece of work, well done 


Haydn - Blue 1 - For having an amazing last few weeks in school. He was a role model in the year 3 and 4 production, by singing and speaking clearly, and he was also able to overcome his obstacles. He has been incredibly polite and respectful to me today and he is an asset to the class and himself.


Current attendance results are as follows:


1st place goes to Orange 1 for 98.3% attendance.

2nd place goes to yellow 1 for 98.2% attendance.

3rd place goes to yellow 2 for 98.1% attendance.



Well, if last week wasn’t Christmassy enough for you, then this week truly was … what a brilliant week in school!


The week started off with the dress rehearsals for both the year 3 and 4 Christmas performance and the year 5 and 6 carol concert. This year, we chose to split KS2 into two separate performances and this really did work and was a huge success. It allowed for more children to shine during the performances and for the children to do age-appropriate celebrations.


Year 3 and 4 performed the Christmas show of ‘Hosanna Rock’. This is a popular nativity, which conveys the true meaning of Christmas. It is a musical that includes contemporary songs, hand-jives and movement to produce a lively and enjoyable performance. This is exactly what the children of years 3 and 4 did. Thank you to each and every one of them and the year 5 and 6 team.


On Tuesday and Wednesday, we then saw the year 5 and 6 children perform their ‘Seven Readings and Carols’ event in both the church and school. Both performances were wonderful and the magic of Christmas really was high during the church performance. The children sang and spoke professionally, and with a smile! Thanks to all who came along to watch and support the children and staff. Well done to Mrs Parnell, Mrs Jamson and the year 5 and 6 team for leading it so well.  


On Wednesday, the reception children hosted another ‘book and buttie’ morning in the hall. Many parents, grandparents and carers attended and it was lovely to see so much reading taking place…and with a ‘hearty’ breakfast. Thanks once again for supporting another event in school.


Yesterday was Christmas dinner day…and what a celebration! I was dishing out the brussels, carrots, stuffing and mini sausages and I loved every minute of it with the ladies in the kitchen. We had live music being played by Mr Parnell and all the staff joined the children in the hall for their lunch also. Over 300 meals were cooked in total and it was a huge success. Thanks so much to Steph and the team.


Today has been fabulous with Christmas jumpers and the festivities! 


Christmas wishes everyone,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher