Our children have all made us so proud with their amazing performances this week. Our youngest children performed a very traditional nativity, supported by Years 5 and 6, who narrated the story so beautifully- with some excellent singing too. Years 1,2,3 and 4 performed 'Silent Night', and we were all so impressed with the singing, dancing and acting skills of all the children. Everyone worked as a great team to put together such memorable performances for packed audiences. Thank you to everyone who supported us and shared this really lovely evening. We certainly put some sparkle into Christmas on a cold, wet night.
On December 12th we were excited to hold an Election in school. We had learnt about the importance of democracy in making decisions, and as the country was having an important vote on this day, we had our own vote too! After a special assembly, we prepared ourselves to vote on what we would like to wear on the last day of term. We had 4 choices, and had to choose one by marking an X against one choice only. We voted in a polling booth in our 'polling station', carefully supervised by the presiding officer and her able deputy. Everyone had 1 vote each, and the staff were allowed to vote too. We voted on our own ballot paper, and put our paper into the Ballot Box. The result was very close, with 'mufti' winning by just 4 votes.
"It was really good to experience voting in this way. I talked about it with my parents when I got home and they were so impressed that I knew so much about how to vote and why it is important."
We have had so many beautifully completed reading journals and our children have shown us how much reading they have been enjoying at home. The journals have also shown such amazing creativity and we have all been so impressed by the quality of the work in the booklets. The first group of children to complete the journals enjoyed a really special story-time in the outdoor classroom this week. Well done everybody!