Christmas at Regent Farm
The festive season is fast approaching and I would like to give you some more information about events in school. Christmas will look a little different this year for all of us. However, we have lots of fun and exciting activities planned for our children over the coming weeks.
During the week commencing 7th December, all the children (from Nursery to Year 4) will be taking part in a variety of activities linked to the Jolly Christmas Postman.
I know many of you look forward to the Christmas productions each year. Unfortunately, with current restrictions in place, I could not safely invite you into school this year to watch a show. However, the children do really enjoy performing for you so they are busy learning some Christmas songs they can sing to you at pick up one day.
The timetable is shown below, we will start singing at 2:30pm in the yard and children can go home straight afterwards. Please only attend on the day your children are singing, and you must socially distance, wearing a face mask, behind a line of cones which will be set out. We would love all the children to wear some festive headwear such as hats; parents you can join in to!
Monday 7th December Year 3 Carols
Tuesday 8th December Year 2 Carols
Wednesday 9th December Reception Carols
Thursday 10th December Year 1 Carols
Friday 11th December Year 4 Carols
Tuesday 15th December Nursery Carols 2:30pm in the Nursery Garden (for those children in school)
Thursday 17thDecember Nursery Carols 2:30pm in the Nursery Garden (for those children in school)
Christmas Jumper Day and Decorations Morning
On Wednesday 16th December we will have our Christmas Jumper Day and Decorations Morning. The children can come to school wearing their Christmas clothing and accessories to help raise money for Save the Children. They will take part in some wonderful activities and will bring home a selection of crafts to help decorate your house! Sadly, we cannot have parents at this year’s event but we will share some pictures on Twitter. This is a very expensive time of year and many Christmas jumpers are bought yearly and worn once or twice. If you have any old Christmas jumpers which no longer fit, please bring them into school in the next couple of weeks. We will wash them all and then have a ‘jumper sale’ where families can take a jumper for any small donation to charity.
Polar Express DAY
On Thursday 17th December, the children can come to school in their pyjamas (or Christmas jumpers again) to enjoy a Christmas movie in their classroom. There may even be one or two surprises!
Due to the current situation that we find ourselves in Christmas parties will have to take place in individual class bubbles. All parties will take place on the last day - Friday 18th December 2020. In order to minimise any potential risk, the children will not be able to bring in party food to share with their friends. Instead the school cook will supply the children who are having a school dinner that day with a party box. These will be delivered to the classroom at lunchtime.
If your child is having a packed lunch that day feel free to include some party treats for them to enjoy. Everyone will be included in the party whether they are school dinner or packed lunch! The children can wear their party clothes on this day. If you would like your child to receive a party box, please complete the form that they will bring home today in their book bag and return to school no later than Monday 30th November 2020.
If your child usually receives a school lunch or you are in receipt of free school meals you are still required to complete the reply slip and return it to school.
Sadly, in order to minimise the smallest risk of cross contamination to the children they will be unable to hand out Christmas cards this year. In lieu of this, should you wish to, we will be accepting donations for Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day which will be held on Wednesday 16th December 2020. We know that for all of us, Christmas will be different this year and we may not be able to celebrate in the usual ways. However, will ensure that the children are still able to enjoy a fun and festive few weeks at school in the run up to the Christmas break. We will do everything we can to make this special time magical.