Last night’s carol service celebrated the end of a term at Winterfold and the second week of Advent, in preparation for Christmas. Year 8 read the Bible scriptures with enthusiasm, engaging the audience in the Nativity story from beginning to end. Year 3 acted out the tableau to accompany them, capturing the essence of the story and adding their own individual touches. Chamber choir, supported by the parents, performed emotively and the senior and junior choirs sang superbly. It was both heart-warming and spiritual.
Month: December 2018
Reception children particularly enjoyed their trip to Smart Trees and the chance to visit Father Christmas this week. It was lovely to see his reindeer being so well cared for ready for their busy night on Christmas Eve. They have also discussed the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of thinking of others, especially at this time of year.
Year 7’s Architectural sculptures have been displayed after pupils have made their refining touches. They have been decorated in aboriginal symbols to echo the theme of nature that the designs were based upon. Great work Year 7.
On Tuesday 11th December, Year 1 journeyed to Conkers to experience the Robin’s Winter Warmer and travel on the Santa Express. After spending time on the play area, the children were treated to an interactive 4D cinema Christmas Experience, complete with snow. After a great time on the Santa Express, a story, and some Elf dancing, the children had an exciting time reading out their letters to Santa.
One of the new parents who watched the Early Years’ Christmas play on Wednesday 5th December said “It was a joy to see! A lot of hard work had obviously gone into preparing for the production. Through some lovely singing and drama, the children were given the chance to learn the Christmas story for themselves”.
On 2nd December, Year 4 spent an enjoyable day visiting the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum to support their study of Ancient Egypt. Highlights were the mummification workshop, the mummies in the Egyptian gallery (especially the mummified cat and snake), the Greek and Roman galleries and learning about how the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered. A fun and informative day was had by all.
It was census time in Bethlehem and the inn-spectors were sent to check that all the accommodation was up to scratch. They were horrified to discover that at one of the inns, some of the visitors had been put in the stable and a baby had been born amongst the animals. Well done to all of KS1 for their excellent Christmas production. Click thumbnail and scroll for link to videos.