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Friday 10th December 2021

Angels and shepherds

It has been another stormy, wintery week at school but the children have been enjoying all our Christmas activities and preparations.

One of the highlights this week has been our Christmas performances with a real life audience! It has been wonderful to welcome parents back in, thank you for observing the restrictions in place to keep everyone safe. The children loved performing for you all. Years R, 1 and 2 started with ‘A Miracle in Town’ and our KS 2 classes shared ‘Children of the World’.  

It was a very exciting day on Wednesday for Reception and Year 1 classes as they went on a school trip to Wintershall. There they made a really special journey with the angels, shepherds and kings to the stable in Bethlehem. The children loved meeting Sam, the donkey, and the sheep with their shepherd. The day has made the wonder of that first Christmas really come alive for our youngest children.

During our assembly, yesterday, we talked about our preparations for Christmas and how John the Baptist made a path for Jesus, preparing the way for him. We thought about how we can prepare ourselves and the little things we are doing to show kindness and love to others. This week we have had several opportunities for giving and helping those in need.

We started with our Reindeer Run on Monday, although it was very cold and damp, the children kept warm whilst running and really enjoyed the afternoon. From all the forms and envelopes coming in, I can see that we will have raised a lot of money for Phyllis Tuckwell, thank you for your support.

Today, we are also thinking of others with our Christmas Jumper Day to support The Meath Epilepsy Charity. The children are very excited about wearing their Christmas jumpers and also Christmas lunch today.

We have one more week of school and I really hope everyone stays well and enjoy the weekend,