As the children arrived back to Pre-Prep this morning refreshed and rested after a well-deserved two week half-term break we spent some time in assembly thinking about all of the exciting things the next six weeks bring. The most exciting for all of them is the anticipation of this year’s Nativity production. The Year 2 children are eagerly awaiting their first opportunity to have speaking parts while the children in Years 1 and Reception just love getting dressed up, learning songs and dances and being on stage. Nursery will perform their very own heart-melting Nativity play too which is guaranteed to require a good supply of tissues to wipe away the inevitable tears that fall as they capture so beautifully the innocence of childhood and the magic of Christmas. Of course, there is also the excitement of our Firework party on Friday night as well as school trips and Christmas parties.
We are also very much looking forward to welcoming many Grandparents and Grand friends on the afternoon of 20 November as we host our biennial Grandparents’ Afternoon. This is always a lovely occasion where the children take such pride in sharing some of their learning with their Grand folk as well as leading them on a tour of the Pre-Prep. The afternoon concludes with a specially prepared tea and assembly in which we honour and celebrate the very special relationship that exists between grandparent and grandchild.
I can’t wait to get started!