The voyage has begun

On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, to formulate his Theory of Evolution.

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Boxing Day

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The origin of Boxing Day

A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.

St Stephen’s Day

December 26th is also the feast day of Saint Stephen, the patron saint of horses, which is why Boxing Day has come to be associated with horse racing and fox hunting.

Christmas Sales

Boxing Day has traditionally been viewed as the day in retail when a sale takes place within different retail establishments.

Sporting Fixtures

Boxing is also the day when sporting events take place around the country- click here to view the football fixtures for Boxing Day- Boxing Day Football Fixtures

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Merry Christmas

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

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Did you know?

Did you know that on this day in 1888, artist Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear after an argument with another artist?

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School is closed

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Christmas Party Day

Today is Christmas Party Day @ Red Lane, with games, fun, prizes, more fun and of course the Christmas Party Day dinner!

Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes to win those prizes!

Please remember school will close at 1.30pm today.

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The Final Curtain

Image result for bethlehems buzzinToday Key Stage 1 will perform their Christmas Nativity performance, Bethlehem’s Buzzin’, for the final time today at 2.15pm for their Parents and Carers!

Don’t forget to bring your tickets!

Good Luck!

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House Team and Prefect Rewards

Image result for winnersToday this half term’s House Team winners and the prefects will receive their reward for their hard work this half term!

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Show Time

Image result for bethlehems buzzinToday is the turn of Key Stage 1 to perform their version of the Christmas story to their parents and relatives; this year they are performing Bethlehem’s Buzzin’.

Show times today are 2.15pm and 6.00pm– don’t forget to bring your tickets!

Post your comments on what you thought of the show!

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