Date: 15th Dec 2015 @ 1:57pm
Since the last blog, life in school as been somewhat different to the norm because of the Christmas celebrations that have begun in earnest. It all began with the start of Advent and the lighting of our first advent candle on the 1st December. This was soon followed by the whole school trip to the Pantomime which was enjoyed by all the children and the staff.
The performances of Alice in Wonderland and Miracle in Town went down a storm - the older children treated us to an ambitious musical rendition of Alice in Wonderland - the costumes were amazing and I am even more impressed at the speed the children learnt their scripts and 24 songs! The props team were also given an ambitious task - how do you make rooms shrink and a Cheshire cat disapper without the availability of a special effects team? The younger children, as always, showed us the true meaning of Christmas through drama and song, all looking beautiful in their costumes and even the lights on the star worked properly!
We have collected many toys for Rochdale Council's toy Appeal - Thank you to all those who donated gifts.
As last week came to a close is was very evident that the vast majority of children were tired out after poutting in so much effort whilst continuing to complete the normal school work so we finished by everyone watching two films - I have never seen so many children sit through a film like they did during 'Nativity 3' - it kept everyone's attention (including the year 6 boys).
This week has seen the arrival of Father Christmas at class one's party, two very successful disco's - Thank you FRoST (Mr and Mrs Reynolds, Ms Dawson, Mrs Cunliffe, Mrs Hayfield, Mr Whitworth and Mrs Whittles). with two more parties to go, a 'Guess the Christmas Present' competition, a Design a Calendar' competition, a 'Decorate the Classroom' competition and a a 'Wrap the Christmas Present' competition for staff - all organised by the school council, Christmas diiner, Christmas activity day, Christmas jumper day and to finish the week a traditional Nativity and Carol Service in St Thomas' Church organised by classes one and five we have not finished celebrating Christmas quite yet.