It has been a fabulous week in school. It started with the Foundation stage and Key Stage one performing their shows and everyone who watched them thought that all the children were amazing. The Foundation children sang some Christmas songs for us and did so with ‘great gusto’ and then KS1 performed ‘Born in a Barn’ which is based on the nativity story. It contained songs, dance and acting and the children did so well it was hard to believe that they are only six and seven – the older children in the school certainly have a lot to live up to when they put their performances on later in the year. I would also like to thank all my staff who were involved in these shows for all their efforts in putting the performances together. One of the reasons that these shows were so good is because of all the work the staff put in behind the scenes and I think it is important to recognise that.
Yesterday we had our annual Christmas dinner which all the children love as the staff serve them their food and they get an extended lunch time with music in the playground followed by a movie in the hall. It went really well this year and I would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to look after the children in the playground. I would also like to thank our kitchen staff for the wonderful meals that they provide for the staff and children all year long and not just at Christmas time.
Today was another exciting day for the children as it was ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. All the children looked great in their festive wear but the good thing is that they were doing it for a very worthy charity which is ‘Save the Children’. I will let you know how much money we raised next week. All the money raised across the UK goes towards trying to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK and across the world.
Next week we still have lots to look forward to. On Monday we have one of our Sharing Assemblies and if your child is involved you will have received the letter informing you about it. On Tuesday KS1 have got their Christmas party in the afternoon and, apparently, a special visitor may be dropping in to see them. KS2 have their party on Wednesday afternoon but before that the whole school will be watching a pantomime. This has now become an annual tradition at Little Heath and this year the children are watching Rapunzel.
With all that happening we will certainly be ready to break up for our holiday. Please remember that the school finishes at 2.00pm on Friday.