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Christmas and our final week

Christmas Parties

Just a quick reminder that, on our various party days, children in Year 1 to Year 6 should come to school in their school uniform but will be given the opportunity to change into 'party' clothes at lunchtime. As children in the Foundation Stage Unit have their party in the morning, they will come to school in their party clothes, but we would remind parents that the children will still be going out to play in the yard, so suitable footwear and warm coats will definitely be required!


Tea Towels, Tinsel and Wise Men

Last week we had the frenetic joy of the Key Stage 1 production "Census Sums" and, for the first time two performances for parents, carers and family. With a mix of humour, high energy and catchy songs, a host of characters and the final Nativity scene, the play set the tone for Christmas in school. Well done to our hard-working teachers and staff who helped to bring the play together in such a short time and thank you to everyone who turned up to watch this delightful production and supported the school. It truly was standing room only!


Christmas Message from Mr Howe


As I write this, I can sense the excitement spreading of our final week in school and just seven more "sleeps" until Christmas Eve. From tomorrow, children will be arriving in school today with their party plates, ready for the traditional end of Autumn term. As it's the last week before the Christmas holidays, by Friday, I expect children will be brimming with anticipation as the magic of this particular season really becomes evident.  This has to be the most wonderful week in the school calendar.

 The term has truly flown past with so many highlights, successes and challenges. As a Platinum Sports School, Mr Ashton and Mr Traves have been instrumental in organising a host of superb sporting opportunities and helping us be the best we can possibly be, whether it's tag rugby or street dance. Musically, our school choir has come into its own, thanks to Mrs Houston, performing so well at The Bridges for Grace House Children's Hospice and we are looking to build on this success, with a combined Yrs 3, 4 and 5 musical - Pantastic - in the Spring. Rock Choir meets on a Monday and we are hoping to add a new, instrument-led dimension to this in the New Year - watch this space.

 There have been so many lovely comments about the children, their splendid behaviour and positive attitude from our many visitors too. Following the excellent Christmas lunch, many guests I spoke to paid the compliment to our children, particularly about how well they spoke and conducted themselves, so, as parents, you must be bursting with pride.

 And, in Nursery, it was wonderful to welcome some of our new January starters to school last Friday, as they begin their journey with us in the Seaburn Dene "family".

 Finally, may I wish you all a magical Christmas time and a very happy 2019. We'll look forward to seeing you all on our return to school on Monday 7th January 2019.