Friday 29th November 2019
Crazy hair and mufti, Christmas preparations..
Although we are not quite into December yet, everyone is very busy preparing for Christmas this week.
The wonderful Christmas hall display is all ready! We will switch on the lights on Monday morning during our Advent Liturgy. This year we have a beautiful giant Nativity scene, with majestic kings, shepherd and sheep, angel and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger. The Travelling Cribs are all ready to start their journeys to everyone’s homes as we think about the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. Look out for your special visitors over the coming weeks.
Today is the last Friday before we begin the season of Advent. It is a time of waiting expectantly as we begin the new liturgical year and prepare ourselves for the joyful season of Christmas. In the secular world Christmas has well and truly started already and we want to show the children the difference between this frenzy of shopping, festivity, lights and advertising and the Church’s season of Advent. As well as the display in the hall, and the travelling cribs, the children will have special Advent wreaths - made by our Year 6 children- and calendars in each classroom to help them prepare and countdown the weeks.
On Wednesday the children in Year R had an amazing day at the Wintershall Estate taking part in a series of Nativity workshop, spending time in the stable with the animals and finding out more about the Christmas Story. They have learnt so much, it was a wonderful experience for them all.
The children are busy rehearsing and preparing their plays and concerts for you. It is a very exciting and busy time in school, I think it is my favourite time of the year, seeing the children excitedly preparing really is very special. Here is a sneak preview of our younger children rehearsing this morning:
The children are very colourful today as it’s another mufti day! It was the children's wish to have a crazy hair day and they do look wonderful! They do enjoy days that are different and they have brought in so many sweets for the Christmas Market next Saturday, 7th December.
Have a lovely weekend,