PUPILS at Landscore Primary School enjoyed celebrating Christmas at the end of a busy Autumn Term.  They enjoyed singing, acting, making and sharing Christmas cheer.

Judith Harris, the School’s Business Manager, explained: “We started our celebrations taking part in Christmas in Crediton, where our School Choir and the pupils in Y5 and 6 sang for the community.

“Our Y5 pupils had also worked with local artist Charlotte, to make lanterns for the procession.

“Our Key Stage 1 pupils worked hard to put on a Christmas play based on the Gruffalo story by Julia Donaldson.  They learnt lots of songs and dressed up as Squirrels, Foxes, Snakes and Mice.

“They put on three performances, one for the school and two for their parents and families.

“A group from our School Choir visited Age Concern Crediton and Kenwyn Home to sing to their service users and residents and to spread the magic of Christmas.

“A great time was had by all, which even included some dancing from the residents.

“On Friday, December 8, all our pupils took part in our Santa-thon.

“They ran laps of a half mile route around the local area in their Christmas jumpers and raised an incredible £2,600 in sponsorship money which will go towards building our outdoor classroom.

“The final week of term saw open afternoons where pupils have shared their learning from this term with parents, including stop motion animations about ‘Macbeth’, and pizza making as part of our Roman topic.  

“Our EYFS pupils also hosted an open morning where they sang songs to their parents and shared work from their first term in school.

“On Tuesday, December 12, Key Stage 2 went to the Parish Church and we filled the Church with song - and parents, who very much enjoyed the carol service.

“Songs included ‘Come and Join the Celebration’, ‘Love Shone Down’, ‘We Three Kings’ and, of course, we finished with ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’.

“On Wednesday, December 13, the children tucked into a delicious Christmas Dinner prepared by our fabulous kitchen staff.  Dinner was held in two sittings with the staff serving and clearing away for the children.”

Headteacher, Mrs Main, said: “It’s been a great time of celebration and the children have, as always, made me very proud. All the staff and pupils at Landscore would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year.”