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End of Term Thoughts

Christmas Celebrations at The Firs

A Few Christmas Thanks Yous

We would like to thank all the parents for their kind donations towards the party food and prizes – it was greatly appreciated by all the children, who thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas party. We would like to thank all the children and staff in YR-Y3 for their very enjoyable and successful Christmas productions. We would also like to thank all the parents who helped provide costumes for the Christmas plays and to those who helped on the day. Your help is greatly appreciated by all the staff and children. Finally, a big thank you to our PTA for their hard work and the fantastic support they have given the school this term. 

School Choir

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the school choir for their fantastic performance this term. The choir sang at Lavender Court on Monday this week, entertaining the residents with a collection of Christmas songs. The children performed extremely well and were a credit to The Firs on this occasion and we would like to say a big thank you to them and to Mrs Freeman for all her hard work in organising this event. We would also like to thank Mrs Sherry and Miss Hill for their help with the choir each week and to the many parents who accompanied the children to Lavender Court.

Christmas Dinner

We would like to say a big thank you to Candice Charles, our kitchen manager and her team, who worked very hard to produce a wonderful Christmas lunch on Monday. In our Firs tradition, everyone wore Christmas hats and the children were served by the teaching staff. It was a lovely occasion and I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who took part.

Wear a Christmas Jumper Day

It was lovely to see all the children dressed up for Christmas on Monday in support of ‘Save the Children’.  We will let you know how much we raised in our next newsletter.  Thank you for all your support.

Christmas Assembly and another ‘Flash Mob’ at The Firs!

Today, we enjoyed listening to another super performance by our Choir and Father Christmas made an appearance during our Christmas assembly and delivered lots of presents to all the classes. He then led our ‘Flash Mob’ at The Firs. The children were very excited and joined in and then went back to class to enjoy opening their presents.

End of Term Thoughts

We have come to the end of another busy term and a very successful one, including the Ofsted inspection in September. I would like to thank the staff for all their dedication and conscientious approach and the children for their hard work and positive attitude to learning, about which we are very proud. The staff, Governors and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents too, for their invaluable help and support.

All the children have enjoyed a variety of festive activities in the last few weeks.  They have taken great pleasure in watching each other’s Christmas concerts and there have been very enjoyable Christmas parties for everyone. Again, the PTA organised an outside provider for the Christmas pantomime, which should have taken place on Monday 11th December.  As the school was closed due to the snow, this has be re-arranged for Wednesday 24th January at 9.30am. This will be a lovely treat for the children to look forward to in the New Year.

This is a time when we can reflect on the many adults who make a huge contribution to life at The Firs and we thought about this and thanked them for their contributions in assembly.

Finally, and on behalf of all the staff and Governors, I would like to wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas and a Happy New year.  We look forward to seeing all the children back in school on Wednesday 3rd January.