Autumn Term 08.12.17

  • 8th December 2017

One more week until the end of the Autumn Term!

This week has been getting even more Christmassy at St Martin’s. Yesterday Joel (Yr6) led a brilliant assembly about the nativity and helped us to reflect on the wonder of the story of Jesus’ birth. The phrase that the children were taught was, “They won’t be expecting that!” You can see the video link to ‘An Unexpected Christmas’ on our school Facebook page.

Then, later on in the day we had a generous gift of a Christmas tree and decorations from Sinan’s family (Reception).

We had fun making the tree look good this morning before we sent out Year 2, 3 and 4 to Pegasus Court sheltered accommodation to sing Christmas Carols for the residents.

Year 5 and 6 were also out of school this week on a trip to Scaplen’s Court. They took part in a living history day and got to find out what life would have been like for children in Victorian times. They made soup, pancakes, bread and scones, learnt about cleaning and then experienced the classroom! The children all enjoyed the day and had fun with the role play aspects of the trip. The staff at the museum are good actors and really get into character!

Speaking of getting into character, we have been rehearsing for our own Christmas Nativity. Remember that this year we have having our service at St Alban’s Church. Pupils need to wear their costumes to the church on Thursday morning with their PE kit to change into in their bags. We will be doing a full run through then walking back to school.

We are looking for someone who would be able to film the nativity this year. Either someone who has a camera we could borrow, or who is willing to come and film it themselves. Please let any staff member know if you can do it or know of someone who can. Thank you.

Thank you for your support this term. Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope to see you and your families at the Nativity.