Dear parents and carers,
Have you got your tree and decorations up yet? The winter darkness can make the evenings seem very long, but it always cheers
the heart to see the colourful, bright and twinkling Christmas displays as you go out and about. Putting up Christmas decorations
is one way to bring a smile to others in the community, and there are many more actions that will help to support each other and
ensure that no-one is alone. Last week’s Wellbeing Window task was to reach out to a loved one. Here at school the children sent
cards to the community, and we are receiving some lovely feedback and messages. While it is important to not give things in the
hope of something in return, it is heart-warming to know that our actions can have positive impacts.
Thank you for helping your children with the reverse Advent. We have collected lots of fruit and vegetables so far for the animals at the Isle
of Wight Zoo. Do you know of any other charities or organisations that will benefit from our support? If so, please let us know.
As Christmas draws near, our thoughts turn to the story of the birth of Jesus. Each class is learning about different aspects of the
story in their RE lessons, and the messages of hope and joy that it brings. We have learnt about the advent wreath, and what
each candle represents.
Every year we look forward to performing our whole school production in the church, surrounded by the glorious Christmas
Trees. We were disheartened to know that this couldn’t take place this year due to the current restrictions. However, we
are being creative about how we can still enable the children to celebrate Christmas and take part in a whole school performance.
A letter came home today (a paper copy as well as via email) about our school Nativity play. We will be presenting a
video performance, in which each bubble will separately perform a section of the play.
This video will then be available to watch on our school website. The children are very excited, and are busy rehearsing.
Please see the letter for more details, with a permission slip for your child to appear in the video.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.
Best wishes, Mrs Lennon and the Brighstone Team