Advent has begun and we have started our Christmas celebrations. On Monday we joined St. Mary’s School for a Nativity service at The United Reformed Church and we are busy preparing for our own Nativity at St Michael’s Church next Friday afternoon. Class 1 have decorated one of the Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree Festival and our choir will be singing tonight at the late night shopping.
We are working with Russell’s Fish and Chip restaurant to help improve our lunch times and on Wednesday the school council went to the restaurant to learn about branding and creating the right environment. They worked with the graphic designer, Quentin, and sampled the chips! We would like to thank Ross and the team at Russell’s for their support and look forward to implementing some of the ideas.
We are sad to say a temporary goodbye to Mrs. Muirhead as she begins her maternity leave. We send her our best wishes and wait for exciting news!
We are holding our last class certificate assembly this term for Class 1 at 9.00am next Wednesday 11 December. If your child is receiving their silver certificate a letter has already been sent out this week.
Pupils of the Week
Each week a child is chosen who has been hard-working, helpful, caring and polite in class and at playtimes.
The pupils of the week this week were:
- Class 1: Paige
- Class 2: Kyle
- Class 3: Lucy
- Class 4: Emily
We are having our Christmas lunch on Thursday 19th December. To get us into the festive spirit we are suggesting that everyone wears something in the style of Christmas that day e.g. Christmas badge or hat (to be worn with normal school uniform). We would appreciate it if any parents are available to come in and help us serve the dinners on this day. Let the office know if you can help out.
Christmas Tree Festival
We have decorated a tree as part of the Christmas Tree Festival at the United Reformed Church. The festival will be open to the public from 12 noon till late on Friday 6th December, then from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 7th December and from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday 8th December. The school choir will be singing at the festival tonight at 6.30pm at the church. Please do come along and support us!
Clubs Next Week
All clubs have now all finished for this term with the exception of French club.
The last French club session will be Wednesday 18th December. To make up for the two cancelled sessions earlier this term the rescheduled dates are Monday 9th and Monday 16th December (after school).
Swimming has now finished for this term. Next term Class 3 and Year 1 will go swimming for 10 weeks starting from Thursday 16th January. The cost will be £25 or you can pay £2.50 weekly if you would prefer. Letters will be sent out later this term.
Residential Trip Deposit - Class 4
If you would like your child to attend the residential trip next May then please ensure you return your £20 deposit by Friday 13th December to secure a place (if paying by cheque please make it payable to WCC).
School photos have been sent out in book bags this week, let the school office know if you have not received your ordered items.
We raised a grand total of £912 at the Christmas Fete last week. Thanks again to everyone involved in making this event such a success.
Ice Skating Rink
f you have any queries about the ice skating event on Sunday 8th December. please call the St. Mary’s organiser (Lorna) directly on 07788 74 9531. No children under 4 please and children aged 4-7 must be accompanied by an adult.
School's Council visit to Russell's Fish and Chips
On Tuesday the school council visited Russell's Fish and Chips to try to find ways to improve our lunchtimes at school. We looked around and saw that everything had their brand on, including one of the walls, we are thinking about doing something similar in our hall. We looked at how they had come up with their brand and found out why they had chosen that particular one. We would like to thank Russell's Fish and Chips, we discovered lots of ways to improve our lunchtimes and really enjoyed the chips!
By Tommy, Mackenzie, Amelia and Emily
The New Certificate Assemblies
We really like the new certificate assemblies because everybody gets to show a piece of work. We like writing our own scripts and choosing what to show. We enjoyed our class assembly and watching Class 3's. It's better now we are sat on benches at the front because the parents and other classes can see us better. We love showing our work to parents and carers. Thank you for coming!
By Matthew, Ellie R, Lily C and Ciaren
The Nativity at The United Reformed Church
We really enjoyed taking part in the Nativity at the United Reformed Church and watching Saint Mary's act out the Shepherd's story. Some of us took on acting parts. Tommy was a very wicked Herod, Rhys played God''s voice, Joe, Alex and Ellie R were the three Kings and Emily and Alexia were Herod's advisors. Thank you to the people of the United Reformed Church for holding the Nativity there.
By Ales and Ellie R