Parents, staff and children were treated to a wonderful Carol Service on Thursday 12th December. The service was a wonderful way to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Month: December 2019
A huge thank you to the Friends of Winterfold for the Christmas Market they put on for our children. There was a great turn out, despite the weather, and friends and family joined our pupils for an afternoon of Christmas festivities.
Our Prep pupils entertained parents in the Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 12th December with a very accomplished Mini Me Concert. It was a great opportunity to showcase what they have all learned with Miss Berry this term. Well done everyone!
Children from Kindergarten 2 and Reception entertained a packed Penryn Hall with their Music Makers concert this week. Everyone enjoyed hearing the Christmas songs, with everything from Ho, Ho Santa Claus, to the 12 Days of Christmas with audience participation, to a rousing rendition of Jingle Bells, to round off the performance. Well done everyone!
Year 1 had a great time at Conkers in the National Forest this week when they visited their Winter Wonderland. After delving into the life of a British Woodland with the interactive exhibits, the children enjoyed a craft session where they made robins. They loved meeting Santa with his elves and reindeer in the woodland grotto, and finished up with a trip on the Santa Express.
Year 4 have been busy at our new Forest School site, collecting natural materials as part of their Outdoor Learning programme. From this, they have made stars, mini Christmas trees and decorations to dress a tree for Worcester Cathedral’s Christmas Tree Festival. Following the Opening Ceremony with the Mayor of Worcester, Winterfold’s Christmas tree is now on public view, along with trees from other organisations, which form avenues of glittering trees. The Winterfold Christmas tree will be included in the ‘People’s Vote’ run by Worcester Cathedral. A shortlist of 10 finalists will go through to the public online vote this year. Admission is free – please do go along and take a look and share your pictures on social media and tag us @winterfoldhs @WorcCathedral. The Festival runs until 1st January and is open from 9.00am-6.00pm.
The Senior String group and Girls’ Harmony Choir performed splendidly this morning to our parents at coffee morning. We had a lovely array of carols, from We Three Kings, to Away in a Manger and a cheery Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The children are very excited by the prospect of the Christmas Market this afternoon. In addition to our tea room and food stand, there will be lots of shopping opportunities, with stalls located inside Penryn Hall and in the courtyards. Children get to see Santa in his grotto, with soft play and crafts while they wait. It’s a wonderful Christmas event – see you there!
Early Years children wowed their audience on Wednesday 4th December with an endearing take on the traditional Christmas story. There was some excellent singing and dancing – that’s a 10 from us!
Year 4 recently spent an enjoyable day in Birmingham visiting Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum to support their study of Ancient Egypt. They took part in a fun but informative hands-on mummification workshop, where the pupils enjoyed taking on the roles of a variety of gods and then judging whether Pharaoh Eddy should be allowed to travel to the afterlife. Year 4 were also fascinated by the mummies in the Egyptian gallery and in particular, loved seeing the mummified cat and snake. Additional highlights were the Greek and Roman galleries and learning about how the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered.
Parents, staff and children were given a treat on Tues 3rd Dec, when a star-studded line-up of nativity celebrities from Years 1 and 2 gathered in the stable once again to celebrate the amazing events of that first Christmas. The judges gathered their scorecards, and gave many tens in their ‘Strictly’ styled judging of the performances. With a retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth, alongside a fabulous range of dance styles, from gospel to hustle and ceilidh to conga, a packed Penryn Hall audience was truly entertained by the children, who were all stars in this performance. For video highlights, click on the LH thumbnail.