Christmas Information – December 2021

Dear parents and carers,


We very much appreciate that Christmas was difficult for everyone last year, so we have tried to make our school extra ‘Christmassy’ inside and outside with extra things around school for your children.  But due to the current situation with COVID, Christmas activities will not take place in quite the usual way.  We have a number of exciting events planned!  Read on to find out more.


All children will have their usual Christmas parties as individual year groups.


Reception class will be performing a nativity as usual.  But this will be recorded and shared with Reception class families like last year.  We know some of you may be disappointed not to be able to come into school to watch it.  Our hall spaces are not well ventilated and it would be very unwise to have hundreds of people together at the current time.  Recording their performance also means it is something families can share and then keep to treasure forever  and it was a huge success last year!


Year 1- Year 3 children will all take part in outdoor singing, which we would welcome you coming to watch in the school yard, weather permitting.


  • Year 1 – Thursday 16th December @ 3pm
  • Year 2 – Friday 17th December @ 3pm
  • Year 3 – Monday 20th December @ 3pm


Year 4 – Year 6 will go to St Augustin’s Church to share some Christmas songs with their families.  But instead of going together, there will be a separate visit for each year group.  This will significantly reduce the number of children and adults in the large space.  Whilst this won’t be the same, it will still be special.   


  • Year 4 – Friday 17th December @ 9.30am
  • Year 5 – Friday 10th December @ 9.30am
  • Year 6 – Monday 20th December @ 9.30am


Christmas lunch will be on Wednesday 15th December for the whole school!  Each separate year group will have their own time slot to eat, as they do at the moment.


Mr Henderson

Some of you may know that Mr Henderson has been away from school since May this year.  After a difficult year personally, Mr Henderson has made the decision to re-evaluate his priorities and to quietly take a step back. He sends his thanks to all those who have supported him over the years. He very much hopes that he brought some fun to the children’s learning and that he made a difference for the better.   He has also asked that we pass on that it has been his privilege to teach at our school for the last 38 years, and that it has been a pleasure, due to your amazing children, whom he shall miss terribly.


We very much hope that in 2022 we will be able to get back to welcoming parents and carers into school as the year goes on.  But for now, our priority has to be keeping everyone as safe and well as possible.  Then we can all enjoy a better family Christmas than last year! 


Miss Byrne – Headteacher

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