Festive fun for Junior School pupils
Excited girls and boys from Pre-Reception to Year Six enjoyed a plethora of festive activities as they readied themselves for Christmas.
Here is a selection of some of the wonderful activities.
This year’s Carol Concert was a virtual affair.
Clever editing and dividing of scripts and music meant that children could rehearse and record their pieces safely in their bubbles.
After a welcome from Headmaster Mr Matthew Copping, the virtual crowd was treated to readings from Year Six pupils and carols including ‘While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night’, ‘The Holly And The Ivy’ and ‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’ from year group choirs and instrumental ensembles.
Great fun was had by Year One and Two boys and girls as they performed their Nativity ‘Hey Ewe’.
The play was based around a curious sheep who was keen to find the baby Jesus and give him the gift of his fleece. The pupils sang, danced and acted beautifully and they loved singing the final song celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
EYFS children also had a fabulous time filming ‘A Wriggly Nativity’. They were very excited to sing the songs and say their lines for their parents.
Thank you to the pupils who helped decorate the Christmas tree that is on display in the Junior School reception. We are sure you will agree that they did a great job!
This wasn’t the only tree on display however. On the last Friday of term, pupils took part in an ‘activity and craft’ afternoon.
The Maintenance Department kindly made a tree and Year Three children drew, cut out and stuck on their own small Christmas trees in all the colours of the rainbow to make a large ‘Thank You NHS’ Christmas tree.
Pre-Reception and Reception boys and girls were invited to Álfaskólinn (elf school).
The Pre-Reception children learnt elf skills such as how to tiptoe across a rooftop to deliver presents, how to make reindeer cakes in Mrs Claus kitchen and how to make reindeer food for Christmas Eve!
In Reception, pupils completed a number of Christmas crafts whilst listening to Christmas music. Activities included decorating stockings, making elf tree decorations, turning themselves into Father Christmas and making paper Christmas trees. They then enjoyed a Christmas film in the afternoon with hot chocolate and biscuits.
Infant children have been learning about ‘Wishes for the World’. For their homework, they thought of a special wish with their parents and then wrote the wish down at school and hung it on to their class Christmas tree as a decoration.
It was a lovely festive occasion for each class, whilst reminding them to think of the needs of others and our boys and girls produced some very meaningful and thoughtful wishes.
Christmas Jumper Day
Pupils from all year groups donned colourful outfits as they looked the part for Christmas Jumper Day.
Reindeers, Santa, sparkles, elves and, even, Chewbaccas made an appearance on the front of the jumpers.
Christmas Hand Prints
Pupils created Christmas hand prints that are now on display in the Trauma Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital.
They drew around their hand, cut out the shape and wrote a message on the hand print.
These were then sent to the hospital who have made it into a ‘hand print Christmas tree’ and other Christmas decorations.
Year One Christmas Cards
Year One utilised their artistic skills as they made their own Christmas cards – painting the background by blending two colours of paint.
They started with white paint then carefully added a little bit of blue paint to gradually change it from white to dark blue. The children had lots of fun watching what happened when they mixed the colours.
Breakfast Club Display
Breakfast and Morning Club boys and girls have been busy creating this fabulous collage for their Christmas display.
We are impressed by the number of presents under the tree!
Green Screen Fun
EYFS children had a blast posing for photos in front of a green screen during their ICT lesson.
They were a little unsure of how the ‘green’ could turn into a picture at first but, after discussing how the technology worked, they were mesmerised when they saw themselves in a festive Christmas scene picture.
Thank you to Lilly F and her mum for creating and decorating Pre-Reception’s very own wooden sleigh and reindeer for the children to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.
As you can tell, Santa and his elves have already started to pack up the sleigh ready for 24th December!