NEWS - 1 DEC 2016
Dear Parents and Carers
With Christmas trees in place, the nativity rehearsals well underway and the Christmas post-box ready to be filled with children’s greeting cards, it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
This week’s value was ‘hope’ and, of course, we have high hopes for a Christmas full of joy and festive cheer, as well as happy families and continuing positive relationships.
Reception and KS1 children have been working really hard to polish up their nativity performances this week, and older children are getting to grips with their carols for the end of term carol service, on Thursday 15th December 2016 at 6.30pm; all welcome!
There has been a lot of music around school this week, with an exciting visit from the Music Works bus on Thursday. Each class visited the bus to record a CD of their performance of a chosen Christmas song. It is hoped these CD’s will be ready for sale at the Christmas Fair. Look out for them!
On Thursday, Year 4 presented a superb assembly to a very appreciative audience. The assembly theme was World War II, consolidating what children have been learning about in their topic work this term. The assembly was both informative and enjoyable. Well done to Year 4 and a big thank you to Mrs Ryder, for whom it was her very first assembly at St Mary’s. We look forward to many more!
Today was Mufti Day when children came to school wearing their own clothes in return from bringing in jam-jars full of goodies for the PTA Christmas Fair; thank you to those of you that sent jam-jars! The Christmas Fair will take place on Friday 16th December after school. The hall will open for parents to visit from 2.30pm but please don’t forget to pick up children from their classrooms at 3.00pm. Children will not be dismissed by teachers until there is a visible adult to collect them. However, if you are involved in the organisation of the Fair and wish to make special arrangements to collect children early (between 2.30pm and 3.00pm) please speak to the class teacher in advance.
Finally, let’s hope the slight improvement in the temperature continues into the weekend, as promised, and I hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.