I am always amazed as to how well our pupils are able to perform in front of an audience. It was a delight to be entertained by the Year 1 and 2 children earlier last week, and the Nursery and Reception children last Friday. The KS1 performance (written by our very own Kizzy Efthimiou) had a wonderful retro feeling, incorporating “Back to the Future” as a theme to sing classic Christmas songs to. The volume and energy that pupils were able to inject into their songs was fantastic, and they thoroughly enjoyed performing to a packed theatre of parents and family. “Woopsy daisy Angel”, performed by the Early Years pupils, was equally as impressive – pupils singing and dancing, speaking and acting with real enthusiasm. They were productions to savour, put together by our hard-working staff at the end of the longest term in History!
School life is ever-changing with no two days the same, and yet there is such consistency in what we try to achieve with our learning routines on a daily basis. Our staff have been heavily involved in pupil progress meetings in order to create specific planning and interventions for our pupils, not only plugging gaps in their learning, but also extending and challenging them further.
School visits to pantomimes, and visits from pantomime companies have dominated the past couple of weeks, and the pupils (and adults) have thoroughly enjoyed the performances. I think that humour and laughter has such an important part to play in our daily lives, and there is much to be learned from productions such as the ones we’ve been to. A good friend of mine once told me that the happiest times of our lives are when we are laughing, and I can’t disagree with that.