This week we went global at Westwood with Iford School with an international day focused completely on Christmas around the World. After the success of Clover class link up with Room 104 of Georgetown Elementary school on Wednesday, sharing Christmas traditions and wishes face to face, Thursday was a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn about how other countries celebrate Christmas.
All of the children throughout the school were put into groups and spent a session together with each teacher learning about how Christmas is celebrated in Germany, Scandinavia, China and Iceland. What was so lovely was that our school family worked so wonderfully together, supporting each other and enjoying the opportunity to work with friends that were both older and younger. The teachers all planned a super day for everyone that was enormous fun and so informative. My huge thanks to the staff for another brilliantly planned day and to the children for their outstanding behaviour and sense of fun. We all agreed this is something we would do again soon!
Here are some photos I was able to take of the children working together on International Day:
Christmas is always such a magical time of the year in school and never more so than when our children from Thistle and Clover class perform their Christmas nativity play. This year it was a Tale of Two Birthdays, a wonderfully traditional story of Christmas.
Having worked so hard for the past few weeks everyone gave their absolute best and put on a show that was just perfect. The hall was filled with the sound of beautiful singing as the children sang their hearts out, with fantastic performances from everyone and lines delivered superbly, ensuring that every one of us who attended a performance was able to enjoy a fabulous half hour of school production perfection.
I must thank Mrs Hannam, Miss Williams, Mrs Rosier and their teaching assistants for all working so incredibly hard to help the children to be performance ready. It takes a lot of planning and preparation and I am lucky to work with such a wonderful team – all lovely people who work together so brilliantly. Thank you also to our parent community who, once again, supported us and the children so strongly, providing a receptive and grateful audience. It was, as always, so good to have so many people there. Thank you.
Here are the photos I took from this week’s performances:
the grffo has pupl prikls lloavu his bac.
the grffo has orinj eyes.
the grffo knobbly knee.
the grffo has pios waat at the end ov his nos.
the grffo has sharp teeh.
The flags ur hagin down
The boats ur no selin
pipl ur selin fish biycus there cort fish
The pipl ur pentin bcs they lic pentin
The houses are oldTHE
The houses look old and rusty
The boats are coming into the harbour
The river is blue
The children are danceing
The tall house is white
by May + Bobby
There is a big weel it is a fun thing.
the saling boat is owt in the tid.
the to men ar seling fish.
the hows is red.
the boats ar on the wortere
by Luke and Josh.
on the blo see is a saln boas.
the artuts is patin the lit has .
the car is selin eis crem.
the hows is old
in the distnis is loas ov tres.
the houses are old and rusty.
some pepol are painting the lighthouse .
there is a persun seling ics creem.
i can see culerfall flowers .
i can see two pepol carrying fish.
The peppol are salin on the strem .
The pepple are selling fish bucuse they want to raise munny.
The peppel are selling stuff .
The houseis are old.
The peppel are painting the light house.