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What a busy start to December - and one that the children, as always, have taken in their stride! 


Classes 2 and 3 have been finalising their Christmas Presentation ready for next week's concerts.  The children's speaking, poetry and singing are a credit to their effort and their determination to succeed.  Meanwhile Foundation and Class 1 have been busy preparing their traditional Nativity Performance.  They have already tested their voices in Church and are concentrating brilliantly on learning their parts. 


Class 6's completion of their Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education (DARE) programme means that they too have been preparing for a presentation to parents.  I was delighted to award a total of six Head Teacher Awards for exceptional extended reports on the topic - check the Gallery of Excellence to see these superb examples of writing.  I was equally impressed with some beautifully crafted pieces of creative writing and complex multiplication of fractions from Class 5. 


Class 3's learning about the Ancient Egyptians concluded with a fascinating visit to the Weston Park Museum in Sheffield; pupils took part in many interesting activities, including practising mummification techniques on a life-size dummy!  Class 4 will be concluding this term's Religious Education learning with a festive visit to Lincoln Cathedral in the final week - what a fitting end to the Christmas term! 


Well done to the Choir who performed in the village this week.  You contributed to the raising of over a thousand pounds for charity and Mrs Booth and Mrs Davies were, as always, impressed with your sound.


Finally to sport.  Well done to the Year 5 Basketball Team on competing in their first ever match.  Although the final score was 20 - 6 (and not to us), I was proud of how well you threw yourselves into the game after only a few training sessions with Andy.  The last word has to go to the Football A Team, who played their Newark League match against the reigning champions, John Blow Primary Collingham.  Perfect sportsmanship and a strong team dynamic led to a convincing 4 - 0 win; special congratulations to Josh who was named "Man of the match".