Saturday, 18 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Some of the many opportunities to sing have included:
- Regular weekly singing assemblies;
- Christmas carol service and choir rehearsals;
- Singing across the curriculum, e.g. learning songs in French lessons;
- Music lessons, where singing is at the heart of the lesson;
- Extend the school choir by offering a choir club throughout the year;
- Encourage parents and the wider community to be more involved with singing;
- Make time for the whole school to sing together in assembly every day.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
The continued hard work and efforts of the children, superbly supported by visiting dance teacher Mrs Jarvis, came to fruition with a stunning performance at the end of today's session.
Girls, Mrs Barker and I were in awe of your performances - just goes to show what determination, effort, commitment and a desire to both enjoy and succeed can result in!
The first Christingle service was in Germany around 1747. The service encouraged children to keep a candle burning in the window of their home so that people who passed by would see the light of Christ. The Christingle service teaches children about Jesus.
Of course Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, but the Christingle celebrates the meaning of Jesus' life, with each part of the Christingle orange having it's own symbolic meaning. The orange itself represents the world. The red ribbon around the orange symbolises the blood of Christ. The four cocktail sticks are the four seasons of the year. The dried fruit or sweets represent the fruits of the earth and the earth's riches God has blessed the world with. The white candle, which is place in the top of the orange, represents Jesus, the light of the world that shines over everything.
Christingle services usually takes place on the last Sunday before Christmas or on Christmas Eve.
Monday, 6 December 2010
Children watched and listened attentively as a range of magnets were produced and then demonstrated. The children had a great time experimenting with different magnets and physically seeing the effects that they had.
Thank you Mr Speight!
Friday, 3 December 2010
The more novel the idea, the better - it's a great time of year for the children to really 'sparkle', so we hope that as many as possible will take part - pre-school children included.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Should there be more snow during the day, families may come to school and collect their children early from the school office. If you phone in advance we will try to make sure your child is ready for collection. Please do not take your child directly from the playground.