Headteacher's Blog

Shepherds and Sprouts

What a wonderful time we had last week. The children in YR, Y1 and Y2 performed in two evening performances of ‘A Shepherd’s Delight’. Every child did their best to show off their talents on the stage and it was a pleasure to watch their faces as they recognised their adults in the audience! It is not easy to stand up on stage in front of a large audience but every child managed to do so and thoroughly enjoyed it. Through these performances and their class assemblies the children grow in confidence and enjoy being part of our school community.

This week the children in Y3,Y4, Y5 and Y6 will be performing in their pantomime ‘Snow White’. We watched the dress rehearsal on Monday and were impressed by both individual and group performances. The singing from Y3 and Y4 was very special. We will be welcoming parents and carers to watch the shows on Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

On Thursday last week we held our Christmas lunch. Whilst there are quite a few left-over sprouts at the end of lunchtime, the children really enjoy the fun we have together in the hall. As each class enters the hall, Mrs. Channon plays all the Christmas tunes and the children have to ‘sing for their dinner’. The whole staff serve the children whilst wearing their best Christmas hats. Thanks must go to Mrs Walsh, our cook, and her team for all of their hard work on the day.

As the week came to an end, the staff turned their thoughts to planning our whole-school enquiry theme which started this week. The overall enquiry has been planned by our Humanities Task Team. Each class is enquiring into how beliefs around Christmas are expressed through the arts. The theme will last for two weeks and will culminate in a special service in the final week in which the children will exhibit their art work and learning about the theme. The children will be encouraged to think about the meaning of Christmas and the ways in which people express their beliefs through the arts. We hope to share some of the work completed by the children through the class pages on our website over the next two weeks.



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