Christmas Production - KS1
Mend the manger
The manger, broken by the clumsy donkey, has to be mended before guests arrive for the census. A musical nativity with a difference.
Our annual Christmas Bazaar is very popular. The children are given the opportunity to walk around stalls, visit Santa, have their nails/face painted, decorate a biscuits with their friends and are then joined by family members after school. Our classes are full of fun activities which the children enjoy.
Christmas Art Club
The Christmas celebrations have started and the children spent time making flower arrangements, personalised chocolate bars, pretty wreaths and chocolate logs at our Christmas Art Club. What talented children we have.
Harvest festivals are traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (about Sept. 23). In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.
Unlike the USA and Canada, the UK does not have a national holiday for Harvest Festival.
The harvest festival of the Jewish religion is called Sukkot or 'Feast of Ingathering' or 'the 'Feast of Tabernacles'. It is celebrated at the end of the year, after Rosh Hoshanah, the third of the great Annual Festivals.
For Ponsbourne St. Mary's Harvest Festival the children made items to put into the church. These ranged from conker ornaments, vegetable displays and home-decorate pumpkins. The younger children were lucky to make harvest bread.
World Book Day
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Children came into school dressed in their pyjamas, carrying their favourite teddy and book. They also took shelfies of themselves reading their favourite book. All of the children took part in different activities in each class, ranging from stories in the forest around a camp fire with marshmallows to e-books, drawings looking at fairytale settings, music, poetry and quiet reading with older children. The children had a lovely day.
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