Our infant children celebrated Chinese New Year today by doing lots of exciting activities - tasting noodles with chopsticks, making Chinese lanterns and learning traditional dances. They can even speak Mandarin now as well - "Kung Hei Fat Choy," Happy Chinese New Year!
The whole school went to Holy Trinity Church this morning to take part in what is likely to be the last ever Christmas service there. It was a joyous celebration of Christmas with the choir singing a selection of traditional songs whilst KS2 explained about how Christmas is celebrated around the world in countries like Australia, Germany and Hawaii.
The whole school enjoyed going to Middleton Arena this morning to watch their performance of this year's pantomime, Cinderella, starring X Factor finalists Same Difference and Byker Grove’s Hazel Pude with a fantastic live band.
Our Infant classes have been performing The Magical Christmas Jigsaw this week to their parents and the junior classes.
At a bustling Christmas market full of the joyful sounds of carol singers and cheeky market sellers, five excited children came across a very special stallholder who gave them a tatty old Christmas jigsaw in return for the promise that they would find time to complete it on Christmas Eve. As the children gradually pieced the jigsaw together with the help of a very special visitor, the Christmas story came to life with all the traditional nativity characters.
Many thanks to all the children and their families who filled shoeboxes with toys and gifts. They were collected by the Rotary club this morning and will be sent off to children in eastern Europe ready for Christmas.
One of our Reception children decided he wanted raise money to help poorly people. His family members and some teachers sponsored him to write their name down. In total he has raised £50 for Springhill Hospice. Well done!