Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,
As the end of term draws close, we continue to have a buzz of activity around the primary school. You may have noticed the Christmas trees popping up around school and decorations appearing on the campus – thanks to the DCA for helping us to get into the Christmas spirit!
As well as the usual curriculum, we have are rehearsals taking place for the lower primary end of term Christmas productions - we hope you will come along to watch your children perform. Details of the show times and ticketing arrangements have been sent out to you; do ask your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about the performances. Last week we were treated to a lovely Carols by Candlelight, with some of our Y3 and Y4 children taking the limelight. For those who were able to come, thank you for your support and I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did.
Year 1 and Year 3 have both enjoyed trips in the last few weeks, with Year 1 visiting Centre Stage where they prepared music, dance and drama pieces to accompany poetry on the subject of Celebrations. The children had a lot of fun experimenting with instruments, movement and acting as part of this fun trip. Year 3 thoroughly enjoying the play ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at the KC Arts Centre. The production was fantastic; it enthralled the children and really brought the story to life. Mr Neeson tells me there was an audible gasp from someone in the DCIS group when the inevitable demise of Charlotte occurred, proving just how well the cast were portraying the emotion of the piece. All children from both Year 1 and Year 3 were wonderful ambassadors for our school.
We are very keen to get on top of our lost property before the end of term. All lunch boxes, water bottles and unnamed property will disposed of over the break, with unnamed uniform being donated to the school Medical Center. If you are missing anything then please do pop in this week and have a look. We will place all lost property out in the main cafeteria on Thursday 15th December, from 2.00pm-3.00pm to make it a little easier to rummage through.
One final reminder, Nursery - Year 4 will have end of term parties on Friday 16th December. I know the children are greatly looking forward to the event and thanks in advance for your support with this. Kindly remember that we are nut free school and in order to keep all our students safe, any food and treats you send in should reflect this.
I will end off by wishing you all relaxing break and for those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a lovely one. We also say goodbye to some of our families this week. To those of you who are moving on, we wish you well for the future – don’t forget us!
Ms Kara Lebihan
Head of Primary School