Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 19 December 2014                
Welcome to Horsenden Primary School
Welcome to Horsenden Primary School

Dear Parents and Carers

Over the last couple of weeks, many of us have enjoyed the Year 2 and then the Year 1 Seasonal Entertainments!  Year 2 had a packed audience, on Friday 5 December, for 'Eddie the Penguin Saves the World'. Year 1 have brought the entertainments to an end with 'What a Star'. Wow! We have amazingly talented pupils at the school!  Each and every year group's Seasonal Entertainment has been 'out of this world'. 

As well as enjoying fantastic shows, in school, our school choir recently represented the school at the Place2Be Carol Concert at St Peter's church, Eaton Square, London.  They sang, 'Ding Dong Merrily On High' and, 'Somewhere Only We Know'.  The church was packed out and there were many celebrities amongst the audience.  Dame Eileen Atkins (actress) made an appearance as did Leslie Garrett (opera singer).  The choir was led by an ex-pupil called Joshua Cadman who is now a professional musician with his own company.  Mrs Bennett deserves a special mention; she was accompanying the children's singing.  Miss Denise, who is out Place2Be member of staff also attended as a member of the audience.

In keeping with the entertainment theme, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to 'The Lost Theatre', in Wandsworth, to see a performance of 'Nicobobinus'. Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and Mrs Wright said, 'Nicobobinus is the best production for children that I have EVER seen!'  The discos were such a success, this year, and the children, in Key Stage 2, continue to LOVE having their photographs taken, with their friends, AND being able to take the photographs home at the end of the disco.

It is party time and Nursery have already had theirs.  Guess who visited??? That's right...the man in red, himself!! Other parties are planned before the end of term!  Further fun packed events include Year 5 and 6 performing for the local, retired members of the community at All Hallows,  a Roman Day for Year 4, Christmas Dinner Day and the Year 5 trip to William Perkin to enjoy their concert which are on Wednesday 17 December.  The week is 'topped off' by our annual X Factor competition which is enjoyed by everyone from Year 1 upwards!

To add to the excitement of the end of term a small group of Gingerbread Men decided to stay in the oven too long...they obviously don't know the story...and that led to a group of Fire Men arriving in their very large fire engine much to the excitement of the children who were all outside! 

Check out all the new sections of the web site as we continue to build the new-look site!  Have a look at the 'Achievement Outside of School' section under the 'Home' tab.  Here we are hoping to promote all the wonderful activities in which the children participate, outside of school.  Max, in Year 6, and his sister Karin, in Year 3, are 'starting the ball rolling' with photographs and video footage of their hobby...Motocross!  If you have achievements that YOU wish to share, contact Miss Holden, on the e-mail provided (kholden@horsenden.ealing.sch.uk) and she will organise the achievement being shared with the school community...and indeed...the world!

For those of you who would like to send cards  the post box will remain near the lift area if you want to post them in the box.  Deliveries will occur from Monday 1 December and continue until the end of term.

We are all looking forward to the last week before we break up for the holiday.  For those of you celebrating Christmas...have a lovely time and for those of you enjoying the breeak, with the family, have a lovely time!

Mrs Walton

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