The last day of Autumn 2 was certainly a very busy one! As well as a visit from Santa, a magic show and lots of party food we had our annual ‘Carols Around the Tree’ assembly. What better time to announce the winners of the Christmas story writing competition than during the service!
Miss Lang was very impressed with entries from across the school and thoroughly enjoyed reading them all. It was an incredibly hard task to pick the winners but here they are….
Key Stage 1 – Zain (Willow)
On a snowy Christmas eve I woke up because I heard a bang. I got out of bed and climbed onto the roof. I was so upset to see Santa’s sleigh crashed. I went to help Santa and he told me the reindeer were hungry and couldn’t fly the sleigh. I went to the shop and bought some carrots. Then I gave the carrots to the reindeer. Then the reindeer could fly. Santa said “Thank you, please don’t tell anyone about this secret. You have saved Christmas!” Santa gave me a special present for saving Christmas.
Lower Key Stage 2 – Patrick (Rowan)
As Santa walked into the workshop of the elves, he noticed the elves were acting suspiciously. Santa said, in his booming voice “What are you up to you sneaky little elves?” From under a table, an elf with a good badge with the words ‘Area Chief’ upon it. Santa recognised the elf as Gilbert. Santa questioned Gilbert “What is going on here Mr Gilbert? What is all this sneaking around?” He could hear the other elves muttering amongst themselves/ Gilbert adjusted his hat nervously and started to stutter “It’s… a Christmas secret for you!” A grateful smile slowly appeared on Santa’s face.
Upper Key Stage 2 – Billie-Jean (Maple)
“Shhh, you’ll get us caught,” said the small mince pie to the big one. They were trying to get into the crisp drawer to be safe. Father Christmas knew they were moving but Nathan would eat them if he knew. On the roof above, the mince pies could hear Rudolph and the other reindeers’ feet clattering on the stone. Then it all went dark. Santa came down the chimney and into the kitchen. Are the carrots for the reindeers? he thought. Yes. He looked around for his pies. Where were they? “Mmmmm,” he loudly spoke, “that Nathan!”
The Overall Winner was…….. Michael (Elm)
Little Penguin met Santa on an icy day. Little Penguin slid on his tummy on the slippy ice. He crashed into Santa and they slid into an iceberg. “Sorry,” said Little Penguin. Santa told him a secret. Little Penguin was shivering so Santa took him to his workshop to warm up. It was great. Little Penguin helped Santa and Santa was proud of him for getting ready for Christmas. Little Penguin forgot the secret. Little Penguin was tired. Santa said “Remember I will give you a warm igloo for all your help!”
The winners were presented with a special Christmas gift for all their hard work! Well done to all those children who entered the story writing competition.