We are now well into December and the school has been beautifully decorated for the season, whilst the children are getting more and more excited for Christmas. In the past week or so we have spoken a lot about what Christmas means to everyone in school, but also to Christians around the world.
The children across school have been preparing for their Nativity and Scrooge plays respectively and the singing that can be heard along the corridor is beautiful, really adding to the traditional Christmas feel. After the last couple of years, hearing the children sing evokes plenty of emotions, and I think that they’ll be some very emotional and proud parents, carers and staff during the children’s Christmas play performances.
As part of the lead up to Christmas we have managed to hold our first ever Christmas Craft Afternoon in school. Each family were able to have a chosen adult come into school for the afternoon to work alongside them. They made a whole range of things, from decorations for the tree to delicious Christmas tree biscuits and marshmallow snowmen to share with their families. It was a lovely event and so pleasing to have adults back in school to enjoy and play an active part in their child/ren’s education.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our Year 5 and 6 children who represented Everton Primary School in the Indoor Athletics Tournament at the Elizabethan High School on Monday 6th December. We finished second overall and have now been invited to take part in the County Championships.
In the run up to Christmas from now, in addition to the Key Stage 1 Nativity Concerts (15th&16th December), we also have Christmas Jumper Day (14th December), Christmas Dinner Day (14th December) and our Christmas Party Day (17th December).
We are very proud of how hard our children have worked during the Autumn Term and their drive and focus to be the best that they can be. We have focused a lot on being part of the ‘EVERTeam’ – our village and local community – so if you are able to share any expertise or experiences with us or would like us to get involved with projects within the community then please don’t hesitate to get in touch before or after the new year.
Best Wishes and season’s greetings to all,