group within the school, and they, as well as the other children have demonstrated their enthusiasm to contribute to their own educational progress. I am looking forward to working with them, their parents, and everyone in the wider community to help to prepare all the children for their continued learning and life in the future.
Marion Dawe, Headteacher
Happy Birthday Jesus
Class 1 performed a Nativity. Six angels led by Alys Ward, who was the loudest, told the story of the birth of Jesus. The shepherds, Rangi McGregor, James Randell, Kieran Smith and Alan White came with a lamb to give to the baby. Then the three wise men followed the star, Louisa Fisk, to the stable where baby Jesus was born. Songs were sung throughout the play, with music by Mrs Scott on piano, Amber Taylor on recorder and Grace Douglas on violin.
This was a funny play by Class 2, with some great costumes. It was about everything going wrong for Santa in the lead up to Christmas, first the sleigh broke and then Rudolph got the flu! After lots of singing the foreman elf, Holly Day, persuaded the other elves to mend the sleigh, while Mrs Santa nursed Rudolph back to nose glowing health. The angels from Class 1 swapped their haloes for top hats, to turn them into snowmen for more singing and dancing.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Class 3 performed a mini pantomime. Bryony Rust played Jack, who swapped a very odd looking brown cow for a bag of magic beans. Jack's mother got angry and threw the beans out of the window, where they grew into a big cardboard green beanstalk. Then as the story goes Jack climbed the beanstalk, found some treasure and was chased down by the