What a fantastic day we have had today!
This morning started with a walk up to Exton Church where we held our Christmas Carol Service. Children from Class 3 read the story of the nativity, whilst classes 1 and 2 created the nativity tableau. There was some fantastic singing, including teaching everyone how to sing 'The Holly and the Ivy' in two parts. Well done to all the parents and friends who came and joined in!
Once we had walked back to school, the children spent time making Christmas hats in time for our Christmas Lunch. Lizzie cooked yet another delicious meal and we managed to get over 80 people into the hall, including the nursery to share our festive meal. Crackers were pulled, turkey was carved and shared, and lots of potatoes, stuffing, sausages, peas and carrots were consumed. I heard that one child in year 3 ate 9 roast potatoes.... surely this must be a record!
After a quick playtime, the children changed into their party clothes before returning to the hall for some party games. There was a round of 'four corners' and some musical statues, before our special visitor arrived! Father Christmas was heralded into the hall with a round of 'Jingle Bells' before presents were handed out. After lots of thank yous from the children, Father Christmas was sent on his way with a chorus of 'we wish you a Merry Christmas'.
After all that excitement, the children went back to their classrooms for some 'down time' before returning to the hall for the Christmas Disco, hosted by FOEGS. Disco Steve, as ever, did a fantastic job, and there were prizes all round! Thank you to Sheila and Sarah for sorting the refreshments.