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!
Reception have enjoyed going on a program called 2Paint a Picture in the Computing Suiteto paint pictures of exploding fireworks. Can you spot how they have selected different colours and changed the size of their firework 'splashes' for effect?
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children visited each other's classrooms this morning to take part in a variety of Diwali-themed activities, including: making cards with pictures of oil lamps on, designing Mehndi patterns on paper hands and tasting some traditional Diwali banana treats.
The whole school enjoyed attending Holy Trinity church this morning for the annual harvest service. Each class contributed to show what work they had done about the festival: KS1 sang about harvest crops, Year 3 read some prayers, Year 4 read some poems and Year 5 explained about harvest celebrations in different countries. All the children performed beautifully – well done to everyone who took part!
Many thanks as well to all those who brought in food donations - our tables were overflowing. Please accept our sincere thanks for your support and generosity.