Reception PE

​Reception started their PE lessons just after Christmas and are working super hard so far. This half term we have been doing gymnastics.

The children are enjoying taking risks, trying new things and improving on what they could do the week before!

Take a look at the pictures to see our gymnastics fun…

Reception visit Stockeld Park

Reception had another very exciting trip this week! This time we visited the Enchanted Forest at Stockeld Park.

The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time exploring the forest to search for characters from some of our favourite stories.

In the words of Ollie in Acorn, “It was just such a great day!”

Nativities

The Nursery and Foundation Show ‘Angel Express’ told the story of a group of angels reading about Mary and Joseph who then practiced their song about the wonderful news.

The Key Stage One Show Mary’s Midwife Crisis told the story of Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem whilst their very ‘helpful’ midwife and donkey tried to prepare for the arrival of the new baby to be born.

Our silver collection at the end of each performance raised over £440. The School Council are very grateful for all of the donations given; they will decide which charity to donate the money to in the New Year.

Reception Christingle

Reception would like to say a big thank you to Father David for teaching them all about the special meaning of a Christingle. The children listened really carefully as he explained the meaning of each part and then followed instructions extremely well to make their own. It was a lovely experience to light the candles altogether and say prayers to help us remember children less fortunate than us at Christmas. Reception would also like to thank William, the church organist who travelled all the way from Barnsley to play Christmas carols as we worked.

A Christingle consists of:
* an orange, which represents the earth;
* a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Christ;
* dried fruits skewered on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons; and
* a lit candle pushed into the centre of the orange, representing Jesus Christ as the light of the world.

 

‘Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”‘ Luke 2:13-14

Children in Need

Both children and adults dressed up as superheroes on Friday to raise money for Children in Need. Some adults and children even wore their underpants on the outside of their clothes!

The School Choir were particularly busy in the evening, performing a number of times live on the national and local Children in Need programme. They have also appeared in the Telegraph and Argus newspaper too!  You can watch the choir perform by clicking the link below.

Well done everyone who took part; we raised over £440 for Children in Need.

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35

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