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Happy Christmas everyone!


We have finally reached the end of the longest term of the school year.  Following last week's festive events, it has (thankfully) been a more relaxed week in school.  The trip to the pantomime in Newark was a great success and the children really enjoyed their time out.  I was really impressed by the way in which the children behaved in such an exciting environment, and was proud of how confidently Elliot, Jake, Georgina and Jacie took to the stage to lead the whole theatre in the dance competition! 


The children wore some fantastic Christmas Jumpers on Wednesday.  The children of the School Council judged the best homemade effort in each class with the winners receiving a selection box for their achievement.  Our usual Wednesday afternoon singing sessions were replaced with a whole school trip to St Wilfrid's and, with Mr Starr on the organ instead of the piano, the children took part in some traditional carol singing. 


In the middle of such a "Christmassy" week, I was pleased to present the children's strong December

test results to the County Council Reviewer this week (the children might have told parents about Mr Gray's boss's boss being in school on Thursday!).  The results are a combined credit to the effort of the children, the incredibly hard work of the staff team and the support of parents with learning at home.  Well done to everyone. 


The football team played their first match as members of the Tuxford League on Thursday.  Mrs Crossland was one proud Deputy Head Teacher as the team took on Queen Eleanor Primary in Harby. Our team's 21 - 0 win reflected the children's skills but I was also proud to hear about their sportsmanship towards, and concern for, their opponents. 


We said goodbye to Mrs Frost today.  She has done an incredible job of teaching Class 5 this term and, whilst we are sad to be losing her obvious skills as a great class teacher, we wish her every success in her new job teaching Year 2 at a school much closer to her home. 


I hope all of Muskham Primary's children and their families enjoy a well-deserved, restful and fun-filled holiday.  I look forward to seeing everyone back at school, safe and well, at the start of the new term on January 5th.