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Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed a restful and joyful Christmas and New Year.
In assembly this morning, we thought about the special time we have spent with our families over the Christmas and New Year break, and the joy of spending time doing things together, like watching a film as a family, which on a show of hands most of the children had done. I shared with them my memories of Christmas films, including Mary Poppins. Again, on a show of hands most of the children have seen the original and many of them have seen the sequel, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, which was in the cinema over Christmas.
I reminded the children that for most of the film we think that Mary Poppins has come to care for the children, but at the end we realise her job was to remind the whole family of the importance of spending time doing joyful things together. We watched the final scene of the original where the Banks children and their parents fly a kite as a family and sing ‘Let’s go fly a kite’. Now that school has started and everyone is back to work I asked the children to try to hold on to their special memories from the holiday, to find joy in in the simple things in life and to share that joy with others.
As ever, it is a busy term and we look forward to lots of hard work, progress and achievement across the School.