We are coming to the end of a very busy Autumn term. Today the children have enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch and before lunch they were treated to a wonderful performance of an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by the Hobgoblin Theatre company. The children loved the performance and sat entranced for an hour. We are very grateful to the TSA who have paid for the performance this morning.
All of our year groups have performed either a Christmas play or a carol concert for their parents and grandparents. In addition, each year group also performs to the rest of the school and some year groups have taken part in performances wider afield in the community. Reception children have sung their favourite Christmas songs to the residents at Greenhill Grange and Critchill Court; our Year 1 children visited the Emma Sheppard Centre and Year 3 joined the Good Afternoon Choir for their carol concert at Holy Trinity Church. As Headteacher I have the pleasure and privilege of watching all of our performances and my favourite part of being in the audience is watching the pleasure the children take from performing.
Our recent Christmas Fair was a great success and raised nearly £2000 for the school. The hall and many of the classrooms were full of activities for the children to do, as well as a wide range of stalls stocked with Christmas gifts. We are very fortunate to have such a hardworking group of parents who give up their time to organise and run events that bring our community together as well as raising much-needed money for the school.
The Autumn term is always a long one, especially for our youngest children who are learning all about school for the first time, so it is lovely to be able to finish the term with lots of fun activities.