The Christmas fairies have visited St Matthew’s and the children walked into Santa’s grotto this morning.
The current restrictions mean that December will be significantly different from previous years, but that does not mean that the fun has stopped completely.
Although Christmas discos and performances cannot happen this year, and we are unable to invite parents to our festive craft days, we are not completely forgetting the importance of this time of year to so many in our school community.
Already, every class has spent time practising a Christmas song. At the end of last week, the songs were all recorded (socially-distanced and in a well-ventilated space) and will be played in the public areas at Luton Airport. Normally, our school choir, and those from other Luton schools, would visit the airport for a concert performance. As that is not possible this year, we are delighted that St Matthew’s was chosen for this virtual video concert.
Mr Green is now hard at work editing the video. Keep an eye on this website for when the singing performances will be displayed here.
On Tuesday 15th December, our classes in Years R, 1 and 2, and then on Wednesday 16th December the classes in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6, will have their traditional Christmas lunch. On the day of their Christmas lunch, the children may wear Christmas jumpers or Christmas colours — let’s see lots of reds, greens, golds, silvers, whites … and lots of sparkles! But no need to spend lots of money – a bit of tinsel pinned to a jumper can be very festive. Classes will also be making Christmas hats ready to wear during the Christmas lunches.
No prizes for guessing which teacher will be wearing some sort of “Christmas Is Cancelled” jumper. (He loves it, really!)
If your child wants to give Christmas cards to their friends, we can only allow this within their class bubble. Christmas cards can be brought in and handed to the class teacher any day up to Friday 11th December. They will be safely stored so that they are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours and then handed out in class on Monday 14th December.
Class bubbles may choose to have an afternoon of festive fun and party games on the afternoon of Thursday 17th December. We will not be asking for any donations of party food this year. Squash and biscuits will be provided for each class. This will be a normal school uniform day.