Magical nativities helped make it a December to remember for our youngest pupils as they took to the stage.
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, every child had a part to play in the nativity with roles as stars, kings, innkeepers, camels, animals and shepherds complete with colourful tea towel headdresses.
The traditional story was interspersed with bursts of singing and dancing with parents encouraged to join in with a special performance of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer for the finale. There are more photos of the performances on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The cast delighted the audience with their colourful costumes and the enthusiasm with which they performed the songs as the well known story unfolded. Assistant Head Mrs Bailey said:
The children worked very hard and were very excited to perform and they did a wonderful job. I think all their families were very proud of their efforts. Each child put their heart and soul into the performance and really enjoyed the singing – that’s what it’s all about.
There have been lots of other opportunities for our Junior School pupils to celebrate Christmas during the last two weeks of term too, with pantomimes, parties, and, in the nursery, a day of decoration making.
The junior school have also been selling soft toys for Francis House Children’s Hospice and bringing in presents to school for the Key 103 Mission Christmas appeal.