December Round-up

It has been an eventful and exciting December at Central. It is always one of my favourite times of the school year as it starts with the whole school decorating the Christmas Tree. Tree dressing is a fun assembly that gets everyone ready for the festive season.
While tree dressing is always fun, December is still very busy for learning. The children have been out and about learning about different religions with Year 6 visiting the Buddhist Monastery in Hemel Hempstead; Year 4 visiting the Neasden Hindu Temple and lots of other year groups visiting our local churches. Each of these visits contributes towards the children’s wider understanding of the community and the wider world and allows them to see their religious education learning in real life. It has been wonderful that parents/ carers continue to be so supportive of these visits as they are important to our school community understanding what makes everyone similar as well as celebrating our differences. 
Reading has continued to be a high priority this month and it has been wonderful to hear and see how many children have been involved in the 100 Books Reading Challenge. I love hearing children tell me about a great book they have read and every morning I get a new update on what they are reading. Keep supporting your children’s reading as it does make a massive difference to their long term learning. 
We have finished this week with carol concerts, nativity plays and a very festive Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner. A great way to end a great month. Have a lovely Christmas if you are celebrating and I hope everyone enjoys their holiday. I look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 6th January 2020. 

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