There will be a different look to our last week of term this year as we spread out our traditional activities and add a Christingle service in school in place our our usual Carol Service at St Mary's. For a Christingle service children are given a candle-shaped box to fill with coins and then exchange this for the symbolic Christingle, which is an orange with a bow tied round it, a candle in the middle, and cocktail sticks holding fruit or sweets around the side. The money collected goes to the Children's Society.
We will also be doing our Christmas Dinner and parties differently this year:
Infant (KS1& EYFS) Christmas dinner will be Wednesday 16th December
Junior (KS2) Christmas Dinner will be Thursday 17th December
Junior parties will be on Wednesday 16th December
Infant parties will be on Thursday 17th December
Children will get a traditional turkey roast with trimmings including crackers served in the hall on their Christmas Dinner day, and a boxed party food lunch in their classroom on their party day, both with vegetarian options. We will be booking this meal for ALL children unless you have told us you do not want your child to have it. If you need to pay, the cost of a school meal is £2.20.
Children can dress up for both days. On their Christmas Dinner day we suggest:
On their party day we suggest:
Party clothes (Christmassy or not but no bare midriffs) or any of the above.
On the last day we will have two performances of M&M Productions' "The Wizard of Oz" which will be watched in the hall by Y3 and Y4 and watched on screen by all the other classes.
Classes that usually do a Christmas musical at this time of year will be producing video versions which you can watch at home.
Other than Christingle donations and any payments for lunch we are not asking for any money for our Christmas activities, including dressing-up instead of uniform. We have also made dressing-up suggestions which enable children to wear something they already have so that you do not have to buy something new.