We have had a very busy and fun-filled Autumn term this year. The children’s behaviour has been fantastic overall and they have shown themselves to be committed and enthusiastic learners. From our very youngest children in Reception to our oldest children in Elephants’ Class, our learners have settled well into class and involved themselves in a wide range of activities.
Our Christmas preparations began with an assembly, led by Father Richard and Father Paul, about Advent on 1st December. This set the scene for our activities this month. Our Christmas Fair was exceptionally well-attended and raised over £440 for Friends of Springwood funds. These monies will be used for the benefit of the children. If any parents or carers would like to get involved with The Friends of Springwood, please do let me know or speak to a member of the school admin team.
We all enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch last Friday, beautifully prepared for us by Anita, our Head of Kitchen, and her team. The children looked super in their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed singing along to Christmas songs in the hall whilst they had their lunch and pulled their crackers.
The Lemurs & Kangaroos’ performance on Wednesday morning was absolutely fantastic. The children performed with great enthusiasm and tremendous confidence. The comments made by the mums, dads, grandmas, grandads and other audience members were super and everyone seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Yesterday afternoon, the Lions, Peacocks and Elephants provided us with a light-hearted look at the true meaning of Christmas, once again wow-ing the audience with their confident singing and filling St. Peter’s Church with music. Thank you to all the parents and family members who have come to the performances this week for your support—it means a tremendous amount to the children to see you enjoying their performances. A huge thanks must also be given to all the staff who go above and beyond to ensure that our children have great opportunities to showcase their talents—they are amazingly committed, extremely hard-working and in-short, a super team!
I am so incredibly proud of all our children and their achievements. They continually amaze me with their hard work and talents and I am really looking forward to our return in January …once we have all had a good rest, of course!
Thank you so much for my lovely cards, gifts and well wishes—it is really very much appreciated. I wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Monday 8th January 2018!