Infant nativity plays bring year to festive finish

Key stage 1 nativity

Children in the infants produced another pair of brilliant nativity plays to bring term to a festive close and create some special memories for their watching family and friends.

Our nursery and reception pupils performed Busy Busy Bethlehem, which tells the story of a little soldier who’s in charge of organising the town’s crowds, before the arrival of baby Jesus causes much distraction!

Mary and Joseph in foundation stage nativityThe play featured plenty of singing, dancing and colourful costumes, all in front of a Junior School hall packed full of parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters.

Talking about the play, reception teacher Mrs Catherine Hampson said:

The two performances of the story were very different yet both were magical. Watching the children wait with anticipation until it was their turn on stage marked the beginning of Christmas time.

The children not leaving the stage once they were on it and a king in the manger made these performances ones to remember!

The following week, pupils in years one and two performed Prickly Hay, the story of two stable children whose hard work goes unnoticed until the visit of Mary and Joseph on Christmas night.

With lots of confident performances in the much bigger Senior School hall, it looks like the play might have unearthed some future stars of productions further up the school!

Year two teacher Mrs Ros Scott was as impressed as the children and parents in the audience, and said:

The story, which included all the traditional elements of a Christmas play, reminded us not only of the message of peace and love which Christmas brings but also emphasised the valuable lesson that we are all important, no matter what we do.

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