We have reached the end what can only be described as a challenging and surreal year. Although, I suspect that we have more challenging times ahead in 2021. Thank you all for the support and we all wish all of our community a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Stay safe and see you in 2021.
We have been able to do a lot of celebrations leading up to Christmas. I have put a video on YouTube with all of these activities on. These include our Christingle service, KS1 Nativity, KS2 carols and glockenspiel, our visit to the Caves and our Christmas dinner.
We have had a very hectic week in school. The children have been carrying out a range of assessments which will show us how much progress they have made and to inform teaching next term. We are very proud of all of them as they have coped so well with the constant changing world.
As part of welly walk this week we investigated snow flakes. Whilst it was not cold enough to see any snowflakes instead we went for a walk in the village to spot Christmas decorations with a play at the park too. I love seeing the children running around having fun, they were so happy.
We were lucky to be able to have our Christingle service in the church. Whilst parents were not able to attend, I have recorded it and will publish it next week, along with the Nativity from Reception and KS1 and the carols sang by KS2. Here is a sneak preview, excuse the coats it was absolutely freezing in there!
Today saw our annual trip to Clearwell Caves. Whilst the organisation was a bit different, it still looked absolutely beautiful and we are very grateful to Jonathan Wright who lets us visit for free and only pay for the gifts. This is very generous particularly in a year that his business has been hit, as have many others.
Then we had our Christmas dinner, our wonderful dinner ladies have excelled themselves as ever. It is always a team effort and this year, the children sat in their bubbles and had waitress service from the teaching staff. It was delicious.
So we have arrived at Advent, the time of Hope and Peace in the Christian calendar. 2020 has been challenging for many people but there are also lots of people and families who have enjoyed the additional time that they have been able to spend with their families. Whatever has been thrown at us, we all seem to have just got on with it, your fabulous children included. However, many families within our wider community are experiencing financial hardship. If you are in a position to donate to our Reverse Advent calendar then please bring it into school over the next week. Thank you.
Winter has well and truly started as we could see and feel during welly walk. The meadow certainly feels a lot colder than school but this doesn’t stop the children investigating, climbing, playing and running around. They certainly have lots of fun and develop lots of different skills that are not possible to learn whilst sat in a classroom. We all love it!