Christmas party day is on Wednesday 20th December 2017 for the whole school.
On the day:
- Children should come to school in party wear (warm and sensible, as they will be enjoying Christmas activities and will be outside during breaks)
- Enjoy a party lunchtime. Children on school dinners will enjoy a party box provided by the kitchen. children currently on packed lunches must still bring in a packed lunch. Please feel free to make your child’s lunch more festive or a little special with party food on this day.
- Children will enjoy snacks and nibbles during the afternoon provided by the PTFA.
- During the afternoon children will enjoy a disco or entertainer, games and prizes. Children in Nursery to Year 2 will also receive a visit from Santa.
Tuesday 12th December – Y1 Carol concert at 2:45 p.m. Entrance is via Hobart Street, doors will open 2:30 p.m. and close promptly at 2:40 p.m. Admission is by ticket only, 2 per family. If you have mislaid your ticket please wait at the back of the queue
Friday 15th December – Y2 Nativity at 9:30 a.m. Please wait on the playground, once all the children are in school please queue at the quad gates. Playground gates will be closed prompt at 9:25 a.m. Admission is by ticket only, 2 per family. If you have mislaid your ticket please wait at the back of the queue.
Christmas Jumper day is on Friday 15th December. Children can wear a Christmas jumper, t-shirt or just own clothes if they prefer. Children do not need to wear uniform on this day. There will be buckets on the playground if you would like to make a donation to SAVE THE CHILDREN.
Next week, during RE Week, Years 3, 5 and 6 will be visiting Nutgrove Methodist church. These visits will take place during the school day, children will be escorted by teaching and learning support staff. As per the LA’s off-site policy, in order for your child to attend the visit the office must have up-to-date emergency contact information and a signed form 4a, which you completed when your child started school. If there are any changes to your child’s emergency contact details please inform the office as soon as possible.
All children in school may have the opportunity to try some Kosher foods. If you would prefer your child did not take part in food tasting or they have a new allergy the teacher may not be aware of, please ensure you speak to your child’s class teacher and update the emergency contact details at the office.
RE Week – 11th Dec – 15th Dec
Next week we will be welcoming lots of visitors in to school to take part in our RE week.
The visitors include:
A representative from the Jewish Community, Muslim Community, Methodist Church, Christian Life Center, Jehovah Witness, Salvation Army and more. There will also be a number of staff and children talking about their own faith and what it means to them. Rev Dozie Moneme from St John’s Church will be coming in to speak to the children during the rest of this term and will oversee the end of year carol concert at St John’s church on the last day of term.
We are all very much looking forward to learning all about the different faiths and the similarities between them. Children will be looking at the key religious symbols and as part of the artwork they will be producing, they will choose a design based on: festivals, friendship, belonging, worship and prayer.
Each day children will be answering a big question like “What makes my world so wonderful?” or ‘Why am I so precious?”.
In addition, Key Stage 2 children will study an inspirational figure, whose faith has helped change the world i.e. Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, George Cadbury.
If children have any religious artifacts or books they would like to share with their class, please bring them in but please do not bring in anything of value in case of loss or damage.
Monday – Y5 & 6 Carol concert at St John’s church 2:00 p.m. – everyone welcome. Children must walk back to school to be dismissed at the end of the day as normal unless you are attending the concert and are there to collect them.
Tuesday – Reception performance, gates close at 9:25 a.m. admission by ticket only (2 per family)
Wednesday – AM Preschool, Hobart street entrance closes at 10:40 a.m, PM Preschool, Hobart street entrance close at 2:25pm
Friday – Y3 & 4 Christingle, playground gates open at 2:35 p.m