Year three have had lots of festive fun this week in the run-up to Christmas. We began the week with a reminder of the religious meaning behind Christmas in RE. The children revisited the first Christmas which, of course, is the story of the Nativity. Now that the children are in year three, they were able to discuss the events in detail and explain their importance to the beliefs of Christians and themselves. Next, it was time for the annual bauble project. This year the children decorated a star-shape using stipple technique to create a pattern in different shades of blue. The results were beautiful and the children were excited to hang them up at home. The children (and staff) have also worked hard to complete the much anticipated calendars and Christmas cards which we are sure you will love and treasure. The highlight of the week was undoubtedly the Christmas party. The children looked fantastic in their party gear and loved dancing and playing games along to classic Christmas songs. In addition to these festivities, the children produced some fantastic artwork to be featured on our interfaith calendar for the new year. Year three focused on the Jewish festivals of Simchat Torah and Rosh Hashanah, using the symbolism of candles and apples.
We hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and look forward to hearing all of the children’s news in January.