School Christmas Activities letter

Thursday 5th December, 2019


Christmas Calendar

We are now fast approaching the end of term and there are a lot of events and activities scheduled for the next couple of weeks, details of which are listed below.  Individual letters have been sent out for some of these events, please can we ask that you complete and return the reply slips by their deadlines.

Saturday 7th  December:  The Enchanted Wood

South West Rocks and Middlezoy School Choir are collaborating to bring you the Christmas Choir ‘The Enchanted Wood’.  The event is being held in the woods at The Nurture Shed and starts at 5.00pm.  There will be Christmas stalls and refreshments available.  Tickets are £5.00 and are available from Middlezoy Post Office.

Monday 9th December:  CLP Advent Concert – School Choir Only

The School Choir will be performing at the CLP Advent Concert.  Members of the choir will be taken to Somerton on the School Minibus.  The concert starts at 1.30pm and will be finishing at approximately 2.30pm.  Parents are welcome to attend this event and all children will need to be collected from Somerton

Tuesday 10th December:  Nativity Dress Rehearsal

All Middlezoy KS2 pupils will be transported to Othery in the morning to watch the Owls, Lapwings and Hatchlings classes perform their Christmas Nativity – ‘The Little Blue Star’.  The pupils will be transported back to Middlezoy in time for lunch.

Wednesday 11th December:  KS1 Nativity – ‘The Little Blue Star’ – 2.00pm

Othery Village School are performing ‘The Little Blue Star’ for their Christmas Nativity.  The matinee performance will start at 2.15pm at Othery Village School.  As space is very limited we have issued tickets to KS1 pupils for this performance and these are restricted to 2 per family.

Thursday 12th December:  KS1 Nativity – ‘The Little Blue Star’ – 6.00pm

The evening performance of ‘The Little Blue Star’ will start at 6.00pm.  Please can you ensure that pupils arrive in plenty of time in their costumes.  Again, entry for this performance is limited to 2 persons per family.

Friday 13th December:  Choir performing at MPH – School Choir Only

The School Choir have the opportunity to perform at Musgrove Park Hospital to patients suffering from Dementia.  The choir will be taken to Musgrove by minibus at 9.15am and will be returning to school in time for lunch.

Friday 13th December:  Christmas Jumper Day

Pupils and staff are invited to wear a Christmas Jumper to school for a £1.00 donation to raise money for Save the Children.

Monday 16th December:  Christingle  Service

All pupils will be attending the Christingle Service at Middlezoy Church.  We would really appreciate it if Othery parents could drop their child/children off at Middlezoy School that morning at 9.00am – the service will be starting at 9.30am – parents and family are welcome to attend.  After the service the Othery pupils will be transported back to Othery on the minibus.

Monday 16th December: Village Coffee Morning

Pupils from Years 5 & 6 will be singing at the Village Coffee Morning at Middlezoy Chapel at 11.00am.

Tuesday 17th December:  Carol Concert – Middlezoy Church – 6.00pm

Middlezoy Primary School are holding their Christmas Carol Service at Middlezoy Church.  The service starts at 6.00pm – everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday 18th December:  Robin Hood – Middlezoy Village Hall

As a Christmas treat for all the children, we have arranged for the Image Theatre Group to perform a production of ‘Robin Hood’.

The performance will take place at Middlezoy Village Hall from 2.00 – 3.00pm, therefore pupils will be late back to both schools.  Children from Othery School will be transported to Middlezoy on the minibus or in staff/parent cars. All children can be collected directly from the Village Hall at 3.00pm or will be walked/taken by minibus back to school for collection.

We are asking for a voluntary donation of £3.00 per pupil to put towards the cost of the production (over £350).

Friday 20th December:  Christmas Lunch/Christmas Parties

The children may wear party clothes on the last day of term.  As the children will be walking to the Village Halls for their Christmas lunch, please ensure they have suitable outdoor wear & footwear.  The children will return to school after lunch.   As the PTA are very kindly providing the Christmas lunch for all pupils, children will not need to bring in a packed lunch or order a hot meal on this day.

Should you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or the School Offices.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mr Rutland

Headteacher – Middlezoy Primary & Othery Village Schools