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What a Christmassy day we had in school yesterday! We started with the whole school coming together to watch the start of the ‘Elf’ movie and listen to Mr Osborne’s story…… but we were   interrupted by the arrival of two elves in school! Both Buddy and Jingle also wanted to listen to the story, so they gave out some candy canes and sat down with a bowl of maple-syrup-spaghetti and listened to Mr Osborne. The story was called ‘The Elf and the Christmas Tree’ and it even featured friendly frogs and the rest of the school’s learning characters!

After that each year group took turns to come to the ‘Reading Café’, to have hot chocolate with marshmallows and take part in lots of activities linked to the story, such as delving their hands into maple-syrup-spaghetti to find the letters in a special Christmas message.

While the classes were in the Reading Café, the other bases were busy making decorations to transform the school over the next few days, including our fabulous Christmas tree which has taken pride of place in the school hall. They even made some decorations that will be sold, unnamed, at the Christmas Fayre next Friday (9th December) and some named ones to take home at the end of term. It really was a magical day in school!

Special thanks must go to Tamar Lakes/South West Lakes Trust for the donation of our fantastic  tree (and Gary Heywood for helping us fix it to the wall!) to Kim Heywood, Lorraine Lewis, Lynsey Franklin and Katie Leitzell for organising the Reading Café, as well as Cal  Heywood and Jess Swann-Piper who helped let the elves into the school!

Each year group will get a series of after school Reading Café sessions this academic year which you, the parents, are also invited along to. We are starting with Year 1 who should have received a letter today!