Christmas Letter from Mrs Sammons
30 November 2020
Nothing could have prepared any of us for the events of this year, and as we begin to prepare for Christmas we are continually reminded of the changes to our lives. Christmas in school is notoriously packed with frantic rehearsals, messy classrooms and staffrooms packed with mince pies. Sadly, this year the usual scattering of nativity costumes, glitter-covered carpets and play scripts are nowhere to be seen. All is not lost though, and we have plans to bring some COVID friendly festive fun to you and the children this year.
The P.T.A. has very kindly covered the entire cost of two classic Christmas productions. Year 6 and Year 5 will be watching The Christmas Carol on December 11th with the other year groups all watching Twas the Night Before Christmas on December 8th. Please be reassured that each year group will be in their respective bubbles and the performers will be socially distanced from adults and children at all times. Year 6 will need to arrive early on Friday December 11th so that their production can start promptly at 8.30am. Please ensure your child is at school for 8.15am on that day.
December 11th is going to be a busy day as will be supporting Save the Children once again this year by wearing our Christmas jumpers as well as enjoying our school Christmas lunch. Please do donate a £1 and book your child's Christmas dinner via the School Gateway, so that they are not disappointed on the day. We are hoping to be able to upload some festive photos of the day, so please do take the time to logon to your child's class page where the photos from the day will be available. Normal school uniform skirts, dresses or trousers should be worn with the Christmas jumper.
I know that the children may still want to bring Christmas cards into school for their friends. To ensure we can deliver the cards in a ‘COVID safe’ way please ensure that any cards brought into school are clearly named with the recipient’s full name and class. If you are unsure of the class then the year group must be added. Christmas cards can be brought in from tomorrow, Tuesday 1st December. There will be special boxes in each classroom for the children to place their cards in.
In the last week of term, the teachers and children in KS1 and KS2 will have their class parties. We are also keeping everything crossed for a special visit from Santa for our Nursery and Reception children, but as we all know only too well, Track and Trace could disrupt our plans!
Please note that there will be no early finish on the last day of term due to the current staggered ending times and homework clubs will finish week commencing 6th December.
This year has certainly been memorable and Christmas is definitely going to be different for us all. Although perhaps not for our children, for them it will still be the most magical time of year. I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful time over the holiday period and manage to see all those who are special to you, even if it is via Zoom.