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This Advent season, the whole school is counting the days down to Christmas with our Advent Wreaths. The children gather for daily prayers and liturgy to light the candles together.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions our children have been unable to attend assemblies or Mass at Holy Rood Church. To ensure that our school is still celebrating and worshiping together we are utilising the ‘Ten Ten’ liturgy planning in our classes. During Autumn term pupils have had 3 whole class liturgies weekly, with changing themes each week. During Advent this was replaced with the daily wreath liturgy.


Our Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 bubbles have been busy practicing their Nativity shows this Advent. Pupils will be recording the performance of their shows for parents to take home as a DVD.


Our KS2 bubbles have been working hard to produce a collaborative Christmas Carol concert. This has been recorded and will also be available on DVD.


Year 1 have made their own Advent Calendar this year and have picked different acts of kindness to be done each day of Advent. They have been counting off the tasks at home and in school.

Such a wonderful time of the year.  It is great to see our children with their nativity scenes at home.

Travelling Cribs


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be unable to send home the travelling cribs this Advent.


In place of this we are inviting families to create their own Nativity scenes at home. This will be a whole school competition judged by Mrs Preston, our Chair of Governors, with one prize per class.


You can use whatever materials you like to create your Nativity scene. It must contain - Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Angels. You can add more characters if you wish and we encourage you to be creative. Cribs are to be brought to school on Monday 14 December 2020. Thank you for your support.