11th December 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..The Christmas tree is up, glistening in the school hall, and pupils have been practicing their Nativity and Christmas carols ready for next week’s performances. This year we will be filming our Nativity performance and it will be made available on the school website for you all to enjoy. Next week we will share the link for the Nativity video, along with the password, etc.
On Friday, in the hope the weather and technology is on our side, our Carol Service will be streamed live, via Zoom (password protected), and also made available on our website. We would like to give the opportunity to all children to be part of this festive filming, given we are unable to hold our usual performance.
Following our email yesterday, if you DO NOT wish for your child to be included in this filming and photographing, which applies for these events only, please complete this form by 12noon on Sunday 13th December 2020. We apologise for the short notice.
Driving to/from School
We would like to remind parents/carers to drive considerately through neighbouring villages as well as our own, particularly near road works. Children’s safety, those in the car and pedestrians, must be a priority.
Forest School – There will be no Forest School during the last week of term.
Next term, Elder Class (Year 4) will be going to Forest School on a Friday, starting on Friday 8th January 2021. Hazel (Year 1) and Birch (Year 2) will continue to attend Forest School fortnightly on a Monday (starting with Hazel on Monday 11th January 2021). Acorn Class (Reception) will be back in the Forest on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
PE – Next week, there will be no requirement for the children to come to school in PE kit.
Reminder of next week’s Christmas celebrations in school
Monday 14th December – Each year group will perform and have their nativity songs and Christmas carol filmed in church. Children are to be in school uniform for the filming. Children to also bring in a hat, gloves and scarf, if they have them, for the carol singing.
Tuesday 15th December – The school will perform the nativity story which will be filmed.
Wednesday 16th December – Christmas lunch
Wednesday 16th December – Pantomime ‘Jack in the beanstalk’ – Donations As part of this year’s fund raising, we would like to ask you for a contribution towards this year’s pantomime costs along with a donation to the school for the Santa fun run. If you are able to make a £5 donation it would be very much appreciated. You can do this via PTA webpage or the other methods listed in today’s email.
Thursday 17th December – All children will take part in a Santa festive fun run, wearing a touch of Christmas – a hat, jumper or a touch of sparkle (along with their school uniform). Throughout the day they will have the opportunity to play some Christmas games.
Friday 18th December – The whole school will take part in a socially distanced carol concert on the field which will be live streamed (technology/weather permitting). Children to bring in a hat, gloves and scarf, if they have them, for the carol singing.
Willows – the last evening for Willows will be Thursday 17th December 2020.
School closes after lunch on Friday 18th December – If your child is normally collected at 3:10pm then please collect them at 1pm. If you normally collect your child at 3:20pm then please collect them at 1:10pm. There will be no Willows Afterschool club on this evening.
Technology available at home
Thank you to those who have already completed our Technology available at home form. If you haven’t completed it yet, please do so ASAP in order for us to understand what technology children have available at home this will help us in planning home learning should the children not be in school due to COVID-19. Please complete one form per child.
Message from St Michael’s Church – Aldbourne Crib Service – 24th December, 2 – 5pm – Please find attached further details regarding this year’s distributed Crib Service.
Message from Marlborough Kid’s Meals – Love Marlborough Kid’s Meals is part of the Love Marlborough initiative to ensure all needy children in Marlborough and surrounding area, including Aldbourne, have access to free meals during the current crisis and beyond. It reaches out to any family in our community with no fuss, no forms and no referrals. They would like their message to be shared with families who can benefit as well as to those who would like to contribute or volunteer. All the information is on their Facebook page and website: www.lovemarlboroughkidsmeals.org.
Diary Dates – Term 2
|Monday 14th December||Children will perform nativity songs in the church (filmed)||Whole school|
|W/c Monday 14th December||No Forest School/ No PE Clothes||Whole school|
|Tuesday 15th December||Children will perform the nativity story in the church (filmed)||Whole school|
|Wednesday 16th December||School Christmas lunch & virtual Pantomime||Whole school|
|Thursday 17th December||Santa festive fun run (wearing a touch of Christmas with their school uniform)||Whole school|
|Thursday 17th December||Last evening of Willows Afterschool club
|Friday 18th December||Children’s Carol Concert on the school field – streamed live||Whole school|
|Friday 18th December||Last day of Term 2 – Early finish – If normal collection is at 3:10pm then please collect them at 1pm. If you normally collect your child at 3:20 then please collect them at 1:10pm||Whole school|
Diary Dates – Term 3
|Monday 4th January||Term 3 starts – TD day (closed to pupils)||Whole School|
|Tuesday 5th January||Pupils return to school||Whole School|
Monday 4th January 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021
Monday 28th June 2021