A pair of magical nativities helped make it a December to remember for our youngest pupils.
The nursery and reception nativity told the tale of a shepherd who was too tired to count his sheep, but woke one night to see a bright light in the sky telling him to go to Bethlehem.
Mums, dads, grandmas and granddads were treated to two wonderful performances with plenty of singing and dancing – and even an animal percussion band!
Key stage one nativity
Our key stage one show told the traditional nativity tale, featuring the girls and boys from year one as shepherds and angels and our year twos as narrators who retold the story beautifully.
Zara Niven loved every minute of being on stage:
My favourite part was getting to say my lines and seeing the donkey lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, but I also enjoyed watching all my friends.
A visit from Santa
Christmas crafting sessions, visits from Santa and trips to see pantomimes have helped our younger pupils enjoy a festive fortnight ahead of a well-deserved rest.
After joining the children for a fun swim in the school pool, parents headed back to the classroom to help them make Christmas decorations to take home.
As well as a trip out to see a local pantomime, another highlight of the boys’ and girls’ final week came when a special bearded visitor in red and white dropped in to their classroom Christmas parties!
The juniors rounded off the term with a delightful carol service at St George’s church, featuring songs from all of the children in years three to six and performances by our vocalists and orchestra.
Readings and prayers by head girl and boy Olivia Patton-Lane and Sam Carr punctuated the beautiful singing before school chaplain the Rev Liz Leaver brought the uplifting evening to a close with a Christmas blessing.