Our final week with the children has been an utter delight. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are certain that they have too! From proudly remarking that they do indeed like brussel sprouts, to booing the baddie at the panto performance and making beautiful Christmas crafts, their behaviour has been impeccable and we are so proud of them. The children were even able to sit and watch a 45 minute Christmas Carol concert performed by Key Stage 2 in the playground.
Topping the proud stakes was when the children gave Mrs Knight “goosebumps” by performing the following two poems. Ask them to perform the poems to you over Christmas for a real treat! Snowman poem. Snowflake poem.
Unfortunately, due to several highly frustrating technical issues, the nativity film has not yet been completed. Mrs Atkins will continue working to get this to you ASAP. Apologies for the delay.
We have been overwhelmed by your generousity and thank you all sincerely for all your kind gifts, cards and words. Thank you. We wish you all a wonderful, restful Christmas with your loved ones. Take care and stay warm and safe all. We look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
The Year R Team
What a week we’ve had in Year R! We are in full Christmas mode here… We’ve enjoyed reading the Jolly Christmas Postman and have been inspired to set up our own Post Office which has proven very popular. The children have enjoyed writing cards and envelopes, sticking on stamps and posting them in our class postbox. On a side note, thank you to those who have brought in Christmas cards, they’ve been posted into our other postbox (separate from the role play one!) and are awaiting delivery to the children. A highlight for some children was finding a postman’s bag and high-vis jacket so they could empty the now full-up postbox and deliver the wonders inside. The children have also loved wrapping up some ‘presents’ using Christmas wrapping paper and selotape. Some children have found this tricky and we would encourage you to allow them to practise their cutting skills at home, as we do in school.
This week culminated in Christmas Jumper day which was a roaring success! Thank you to you all for your contributions to our Love Christmas campaign to provide ‘movie night’ supplies to families in need. This is an important element of our Catholic Social Teaching at St Peter’s. In addition, both classes were able to fill their marble jars and so on Friday afternoon everybody was rewarded with their own movie and popcorn experience.
Thank you also for your patience with getting the children’s nativity costumes back to you. We have now filmed the nativity (after a failed, real-time recording!) and will set to editing that ready for sending out. We have seen a great improvement in some children’s ability to get themselves dressed and undressed but please continue to encourage this at home – particularly with buttons and zips.
For those of you who had asked about sharing the songs, a pdf of lyrics is attached but unfortunately due to licensing rules, we cannot share the mp3 files.
Wishing you all a wonderful, although no doubt busy, weekend. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back for Christmas dinners (Monday), a pantomime performance (Wednesday), Christmas crafts and lots of fun for our final week!
Please note, that in order to allow KS2 to enjoy their Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, the school-provided lunch for our children will be a cold packed lunch. We will be eating in the classroom and having a Christmas Picnic. This may affect your plans for dinner/tea for your child.
Remember, next Friday is an INSET day so the children’s final day will be Thursday 17th.
Stay safe and warm,
The Reception Team
We are so proud of the children this week doing the nativity in front of their grown-ups – they all looked amazing and sung so well.
This week was also exciting as the children wrote letters to Father Christmas and we went in small groups to post them in the nearest post box. On the walk to the post box we spoke about road safety and sung a few Christmas songs too!