This week we have seen two Nativity plays from our younger children that brought great pleasure to a great many mums, dads, grandmas, grandads, staff and fellow children. They are such a traditional part of the Christmas landscape and I suspect we all have stories of our own plays when we were in school (I remember making an excellent tree one year, although I can’t remember what crucial role this played in the narrative). They serve as an important marker both in the passing of the school year and for the individual children as they progress through the year groups. Judging by the smiles on the faces of the parents as they left the school on Monday and Thursday, I am confident that we can put this one down in the ‘job done’ category.
We have also had three trips out this week, with Reception visiting the McCready theatre, which was enormously exciting for them, and the older children off to Harry Potter World for an educational visit that supports their learning in their English lessons. Year 1 and 2 were also out today at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. All of these trips were notable for the excellent behaviour of our children, who showed true Crescent manners and consideration for the general public, which is something that is a source of great pride to the staff that accompany them.
Next Tuesday sees the final big Christmas event of the season with our first carol service over at Princethorpe College. This looks like being a wonderful end to the calendar year in a fitting setting. An added bonus for us all will be that the parking should be a good deal easier than last year! I very much hope to see many of you there.
This weekend will see the tree finally go up in the Thackway household. It would help me at this point if my children could decide what they actually wanted for Christmas. With not many shopping days still to go, we need to make some progress.