Christmas is now officially on it’s way…

What a lot to write about! My apologies for the lack of posts these past few days – this time of year gets incredibly busy and I have also had the luxury of spending time in the classroom teaching, which has been great.

So…last Thursday we were treated to a magical performance from The Storybox Theatre. Rather than take the children to the theatre, this year we brought the theatre to the children and the hall was transformed, resulting in an hour which we all agreed we would happily spend again and again. Thanks to our Friends of Westwood school, who very kindly sponsored the afternoon, the children were able to be entertained and mesmerized by the puppetry and storytelling of Rod Burnett who had us all hanging on his every word of the story of The Tin Soldier. Here is just a taste of what we experienced…

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After the excitement of the Storybox theatre, Friday brought us a mufti day, but with a difference. A very comfortable days teaching for me in my pyjamas, after leading celebration assembly, but thankfully the children all joined in and it made for a fun day, with some amazing writing taking place in the Big Write. If you can, please come to the meeting about this on Thursday at 7pm to find out more of what we do in school.

Then to the weekend. Not much to normally report on…but this past weekend saw the legendary Westwood school Christmas Fayre. What incredible organisation by the Friends of Westwood school, which started on Friday evening and ensured that Saturday afternoon in school was THE place to be. Festive fun, the smell of mince pies and Christmas fare, along with a plethora of stalls, crafts and wonderful village cheer. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful occasion and my sincere thanks to everyone involved for making it such a success with a lot of money raised.

As I sit here now I can hear rehearsals in full swing for the Christmas performance. I might just have to go and take a look. This time of year really is the best time to work in a school…

 

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