Kibworth CE Primary School News – December 2023

Foundation Stage

In December, Foundation Stage went to Curve to watch ‘The Owl Who Came for Christmas’. Over the last few weeks, the children learned all about the story and wrote sentences about Rosie the Owl. The children were so excited to see the story come to life. It was a fantastic production and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. We were all so proud of the children’s excellent behaviour in their first school trip.

Key Stage 1

Year 1 loved tucking into the school Christmas dinner this year! The children enjoyed singing Christmas songs whilst wearing their fabulous Christmas tree hats. The roast potatoes were a hit but not so much the brussel sprouts!

Year 2 worked hard preparing their Christmas Play and in December performed it to their parents. It was a great success with children reading their lines clearly and wonderful dancing. Every child ‘let their light shine’ on stage and performed amazingly! However, we couldn’t have done it without the Year 1 children singing along with the songs as our choir. We would like to say a huge well done Key Stage One!

On our annual Christmas Decorations day, we were thrilled to welcome so many family members into school to join in decoration making with their children.

Key Stage 2

In Year 3, we made a class wreath from pegs, mini hanging wreaths, mini bobble hats for our elves, Christmas cards and some funky snowmen/reindeer paper chains.

Year 4 loved spending the morning at the church to hear about the Journey to Bethlehem which was brilliantly put on by St Wilfrid’s. We learnt all about the journey Mary and Joseph took to get to Bethlehem, who met them along the way and what the story actually meant. We finished off by singing ‘Love Shone Down’ which the people of St Wilfrid’s loved!

At the end of term, Years 1 to 6 had the amazing opportunity to watch the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at De Montfort Hall. Year 5 loved the trip and really enjoyed being able to sing along to some of our favourite songs. We especially liked their version of ‘Twelve days of Christmas’, the neon lights when the beanstalk grew and when we were soaked by one of the giant’s minions with a water pistol!

On Wednesday 20 December, St Wilfrid’s Church was treated to a heart-warming and enchanting Christmas celebration as the Key Stage 2 pupils gathered for a spectacular concert. The event brought together parents, teachers and friends to revel in the joyous spirit of the season.

The talented students of Key Stage 2 brought the narrative of the Christmas story to life with incredible freeze-frame skills and a well-delivered narration transporting the audience to Bethlehem.
The angelic voices of the children filled the church with melodies that echoed the true essence of Christmas. The dedication and hard work put in by both the students and their teachers were evident in the flawless execution of each musical piece.

However, a standout moment of the afternoon came from the talented Year 6 students who delivered a breath-taking rendition of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter.’ Despite the challenging nature of the song, and the jarring tones that could be heard earlier in the week, their voices resonated with emotion, capturing the solemn beauty of the season. The audience was moved by the sincerity and maturity displayed by the Year 6 performers, who managed to bring a few members of the audience to tears. It was a true celebration of community, tradition, and the joy that comes with retelling the timeless story of Christmas.

Danielle Marks
Deputy Headteacher