Key Stage 2 held their annual Christmas Production for 2016 this week. The theme this year was “A Celebration of Christmas” and the children performed different routines showing the different aspects of Christmas and how its celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world.
To celebrate Christmas, Key Stage 2 held a brilliant carol service at St Nicholas Church in Sunderland. The whole school and some special visitors were treated to rousing renditions of classics such as Little Donkey and We Three Kings.
Key Stage 2 pupils perform Sing the Christmas Story.
Both nursery groups, morning and afternoon held their yearly Christmas Nativity. The children, dressed up as the Christmas cast and led by Mr Williams and Mrs Atkinson sang a variety of Christmas classics. Below are two videos of their performances.
The Morning Nursery children perform a part of their Christmas Nativity 2015.
The Afternoon Nursery children perform a part of their Christmas Nativity 2015.
The whole school spent the week learning about the history of the continent of Africa and the changes brought about by Nelson Mandela. Many activities where arranged throughout the week to make it as informative and enjoyable as possible.
In year one, Mrs Waller, Allen’s dad and Joesphs mam, Mrs Anjokwu came in to talk about their time living in Africa. Allen’s dad told the children all about African food, African clothes, African tribes and life in Africa. Mrs Waller talked about her childhood in Africa and lots of fascinating stories about African animals.
Mrs Anjokwu, from Nigeria talked about growing up in Africa to highlight things that are similar and different to growing up here.
Mrs Anjokwu grooves with the children.
The children also tried some fruit that is grown in Africa and made block graphs in Maths to show how many children liked the fruit they tasted. From the results its looks as if everybody thought the fruit was lovely.
The children try some delicious fruits.
We were then visited by Chief Chebe from Ghana. He came to the school to teach the children even more about Africa. He taught them how to play the African drums and everybody danced and listened to his stories. Chief Chebe was great fun!
Dancing to the beat of the African drums.
The week culminated in a play performed by Miss McMasters year 5 class. The play presented in the hall to both children and parents showed the history of Nelson Mandela leading the people through apartheid. There was dancing and singing and a whole lot of fun and learning for all involved. A great week.