Sunday, January 8, 2017

So that was December was it.....

Ok, so I guess I have a little bit of blogging to catch up.......so bear with me as I whizz through Christmas at Wainscott.

Well we should start with one of the sweetest moments....this is what one of our Reception children thinks I look like....I wish.  


Elsewhere in my life, Yinka, who somehow managed to get to 8 months before her first visit to her dog stylist.  I'm not convinced that her previous look wasn't cuter, but I will let you decide.....

Before...

After.....

My daughter Chloe had a lovely run up to Christmas, visiting EuroDisney with a bestie....and yes I did get the obligatory fridge magnet!


The weeks leading up to Christmas are always, and should always, be a magical time in a primary school....and I hope it felt so for everyone here at Wainscott.  The staff put in an incredible effort to make sure that the children enjoyed their festive experience and were very touched by the incredibly generous gifts of cards and presents that so many of you gave.  We really don't expect it, which makes your thoughtfulness so very touching....thank you.

So what of Christmas then I hear you ask?  



 Infant Nativities....


Well it was every bit as fab as we'd hoped.  The children were their adorable selves throughout every Nativity, Carol Concert, Church Service et al.  They rose to the occasions, as they always do....singing their hearts out and remembering every line.  Those bath times spent listening to your loved ones practising, giving supportive nods and words paid off. 













It was also wonderful to see every event so well supported by parents, grandparents, siblings and friends.  We recognise how tricky it can be for some of you to get the time off work and it makes such a difference to the children to see a family face waving through the crowd.  


EYFS Nativity



We also had an amazing Christmas tree again.....thanks to the children's homemade decorations.  



Her are just a few of the amazing designs the children made.  If you haven't yet had your child's decoration sent home then please contact your class teacher......something for your tree next year I hope.



We also put on various fun, festive events to reinforce the message of Christmas with the children.


All staff reading a different Christmas story to the children.... this guy read a belter!


A pop-up Art exhibition....

 


 

Our Junior Carol Concert


With some very brave children who showed what hard work and practice can produce...




No one there will ever forget the hauntingly beautiful flute playing...


Junior and Infant Christingle Services...



Staff all dressing up as Elves to serve the children's Christmas lunch...


Even this guy again...




And to finish a real Community Church Service






Even Yinka got a mention somehow...


And a very amusing Carol Service where even the staff got in on the act... 



And we even had time to fit in the staff Christmas lunch.....sadly only fruit juice to wash it down.



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