This year, we want to make Christmas as special as we can for the children, parents and staff at Forty Hill. We know it has been a really tough year in so many ways, so let’s end it with a magical celebration of Christmas! See the letter below for all the exciting things taking place this year! A huge thank you to the APF for organising a wonderful Christmas for our children!
As the children will not have the opportunity to enjoy all the games and fun activities at the Christmas Bazaar this year, the APF have created a Virtual Christmas Advent Calendar for the children to enjoy every school day during December. Each class will access the Advent Calendar daily, via their interactive whiteboards in class. They will see an extract of the Christmas Story, a Christmas Cracker joke, and each class will receive an exciting message or activity clip from someone or something! Plus… they will receive class and individual gifts and a fun activity along the way too! We really hope that this will be exciting and lots of fun for the children during December and we look forward to sharing with you what the daily doors reveal.
Tuesday 1st December - https://youtu.be/L27iebK-SrE
Wednesday 2nd December - https://youtu.be/3PE2Osg8_ac
Thursday 3rd December - https://youtu.be/6Omt3a5-ABY
Friday 4th December - https://youtu.be/W_H_ak_FaLw
Monday 7th December - https://youtu.be/VlT3URsCUfY
Tuesday 8th December - https://youtu.be/dtX0zQL6K1E
Wednesday 9th December - https://youtu.be/i8UerH_fPtw
The Curator from the Natural History Museum also sent this link to a 3D model of Hope that was produced by laser-scanning each of her bones... check it out!
Thursday 10th December - https://youtu.be/Qwi-kIFRJHw
Today is our Chocolate Reindeer Hunt! We will be posting pictures in the gallery section of the school website: https://www.fortyhill.com/gallery/?pid=3&gcatid=2&albumid=55
Friday 11th December - https://youtu.be/9FBAFTgbxbk
Monday 14th December - https://youtu.be/K0Z2rS-jrlE
Tuesday 15th December - https://youtu.be/YbZJAXNvms8
Wednesday 16th December - https://youtu.be/hQlpyhkniUM
Thursday 17th December - https://youtu.be/KopJzm6gFB4
Friday 18th December - https://youtu.be/Y1AK9A2MGWI
Although we would like to all join together to sing carols at the end of the day in the last week, we do not feel we can do this, this year. Instead, we will be recording children singing carols and uploading them to our website each school day during Advent for you to watch at your leisure. Look out for the daily additions here:
Day 1 (Tuesday 1st December) – Year 3 & 4 – Come and Join the Celebration
Day 2 (Wednesday 2nd December) – Year 1 & 2 – Hosanna Rock
Day 3 (Thursday 3rd December) – Year 5 & 6 – Love Shone Down
Day 4 (Friday 4th December) – Nursery and Reception – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Day 5 (Monday 7th December) – Year 3 & 4 – Sing the Love
Day 6 (Tuesday 8th December) – Year 1 & 2 – He’s The King
Day 7 (Wednesday 9th December) – Year 5 & 6 – Must be Santa
Day 8 (Thursday 10th December) – Nursery and Reception – Clip Clop Donkey
Day 9 (Friday 11th December) – Year 3 & 4 – Merry Christmas Everyone
Day 10 (Monday 14th December) – Year 1 & 2 – It was on a Starry Night
Day 11 (Tuesday 15th December) – Year 5 & 6 – Sing Ye Hosannah
Day 12 (Wednesday 16th December)
Year 3 & 4 Bonus Track – All I want for Christmas is You (featuring Garvey)
Year 1 & 2 Bonus Track – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Day 13 (Thursday 17th December)
Christmas Song sung by the Staff Choir featuring pictures from the EYFS Nativity: https://youtu.be/eUFcSK-3qjg
Day 14 (Friday 18th December)
One last Christmas song from our staff to make you laugh:
Year 3 have been learning to play the recorder this term with Mrs Sams from the Enfield Music Service. From learning how to make the sounds, naming and playing all of the notes to being able to read and play a whole piece of music.... all in 8 weeks.
The APF would really like parents to support this wonderful Christmas experience for the children by donating money to support our joint fundraising efforts. This could be in a number of different ways:
- by sponsoring a page of the Forty Hill Advent Calendar (suggested donation £5)
- by donating the amount of money that your children would usually spend at the Christmas Bazaar
- by donating the money you would usually give for a production or refreshments at one of the events
- by paying for the Christmas gift the children will make during Christmas Focus Fortnight (suggested donation £2)
Giving anything you can will help the APF and the school raise funds that we so crucially need to keep making our school the best it can be!
To donate any amount, please visit your ParentPay account and follow these instructions:
- Select ‘pay for other items’ under your child’s name
- Then select ‘view’ next to the new item “APF Christmas”
- Select payment amount (you can overwrite the amount already entered if you wish)
- Select payment method.