Well who would have thought we would make it safely to Christmas after the year we have had? But we have. The children have been absolutely incredible in their resilience, determination and positivity with regards to their learning. So what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas bauble making, a Santa Dash and the now infamous Gateway Sweet Jar Extravaganza.
First off, we had lots of fun creating our own Christmas baubles from paper mache. Initially everyone, including the children, were sceptical as to whether such a messy activity could result in something worthy of adorning our Christmas trees. As you can see from the results I think the answer is a resounding YES.
Next up was the Santa Dash in which the children, dressed in Santa hats, Christmas jumpers and a multitude of other Christmas paraphernalia endeavoured to do as many laps of the running track as their legs could handle. They were all brilliant and took on the challenge with much enthusiasm.
Lastly the children each brought in magnificently decorated jars filled with all sorts of sugary treats. Usually at the Christmas Fair the children would be able to choose their own jars, however this year to make it more exciting, we used a lucky dip and each child came away with a different jar. Needless to say I am sure as I write this the majority of those jars are now empty.