Children from key stage two put on their Santa hats to sing Christmas carols to some of the pensioners from the community, this is a much loved Great Wood tradition, filled with Christmas spirit!
Our amazing staff and PTFA cooked and served breakfast for the whole school, while the children enjoyed a Christmas film. There were a lot of tired adults and children with full tummies by the end of the film!
On Tuesday 17th December our spectacular choir headed to Morrisons to entertain shoppers, with their festive signing. People took time to pause from their busy days to listen our fabulous choir. The children raised just under £100 with their performance! Well done Great Wood, you did us proud!
KS2 pupils were wowed at the production of The Prince and the Pauper at the New Vic Theatre. This year the spectacle was amazing and everyone was in agreement that it was one of the best we have seen. The pupils loved the interaction and engagement that theatre in the round brings. The pupils were a pleasure to take out and they enjoyed the interval treats provided by our generous PTFA, this included the cost of the coach. A brilliant afternoon in all.
Great Wood pupils combined with their friends from St. Thomas’s to form a massed choir at the Christmas Carol Service held at Great Wood Hall on Sunday 15th December. The local community turned out to celebrate and recognise the importance of the Christmas story. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon that increased the festivities and excitement as we prepare for the end of term.
Great Wood children and staff wore Christmas jumpers on Friday 13th December to raise money for Save the Children. We raised a fantastic £55 for the charity, thank you!
The school community came together to celebrate Christmas with a fantastic Christmas lunch, wonderfully prepared by our amazing cooks, Lesley and Jan. Guests from across the local community were joined by others who had helped in school as volunteers. The school team enjoyed tucking into lunch, including the Brussel sprouts, with their classes as the festive fun continued. Everyone enjoyed the chance to put on their paper cracker hats and wish each other a Merry Christmas. Thanks to all involved for a lovely afternoon.
Our Reception and KS1 children were lucky enough to visit the National Forest Adventure Farms on Wednesday 11th December. The children travelled to the North Pole through a magical portal. Helped the elves sort parcels, met the talking polar bear, sang Christmas songs with the singing reindeer and met Father Christmas before choosing their very own gift from Santa’s workshop. Children also enjoying a tractor ride, seeing all the animals, joining in the nativity. They had a fantastic time!
As is Great Wood tradition, our Reception and KS1 performed our Nativity the Inn-Spector’s for the British Legion. We, as a school, are closely affiliated with the British Legion and they all thoroughly enjoyed the show. They were then served a delicious Christmas Lunch, cooked by our amazing Lesley and Jan.
Parents of our KS2 children were invited into school to prepare for the Tean Light Switch on. Working together they constructed a lantern to hold as part of the Procession of Lights, beautifully designed by Mrs. Furnival. It was very well attended and it was great to see so many people using their creative skills. The light switch on was a success with pupils taking part in readings, singing and even turning the lights on. It’s beginning a lot to feel like Christmas.