Merry Christmas Everyone!!
As always, the Christmas period is always a busy time at Bessacarr Primary with productions, parties, pantomimes, carol concerts, The Christingle Service and other events. Children in Foundation Stage performed ‘The Night before Christmas’ on four occasions for their parents and families, which was acted and sung with great enthusiasm. Key Stage 1 children performed ‘ Shepherd’s Delight’ on three occasions and again performed brilliantly in front of packed audiences. Our eldest children in Key Stage 2 invited parents to four Christmas performances where they showed great skills in singing and performing. In addition, we organised a traditional school Christingle with carols and readings, on the final day of the term. We are SO grateful to all the staff, parents, relations and friends who worked so very hard to make these children’s productions happen. To reach such high standards is a credit to everyone involved. Once again, a sincere thank you to all concerned. A special thank you has to go to Mrs Rushby and her team who have provided all the food for the various parties, the spectacular mince pies and, of course, their wonderful Christmas dinner. Thank you!
We have been busy with our learning right up to the end of term. Year 6 were busy with their extended writing on Wednesday this week – talk about high expectations Miss Waite!
The children have made excellent progress and it is really lovely to look in their books and see their artwork on the wall. We are so very proud of them all.
Once again, we would like to thank you for all your support with all the fundraising events which have taken place this term. In total, we have raised the following:
Poppy Appeal – £102.90
Children in Need- £529.50. Thank you to Mrs Burton and The School Council for all their hard work in raising money for such an important cause.
Christmas Fundraising- Our raffle and calendars have raised a combined total of £1951.55. A huge thank you to all those who donated prizes, bought tickets and calendars. A special thank you to Heidi March and Daniel Smeaton, from Friends of Bessacarr, who put so much hard work into this event. This money will be of great benefit to the children at Bessacarr Primary School.
Staff News
As always, it is sad to see members of staff leave us. This term we are very sorry to see Mr John Wragg, who has been an LSA with us for the last 3 years, leave us to become a full-time Grandad. We are also sorry to see Mrs Sarah See leave us. Sarah has worked in our school kitchens for the last 12 years and leaves us also to become a full-time Grandma. We wish them both every happiness in their future and thank them for the years and commitment which they have given to Bessacarr Primary. They will be sadly missed.
We also say goodbye to Miss Knight and Miss Scotting who are training with us on the Schools Direct programme. They leave us this term to carry out their placements in another school but we look forward to working with them again in the summer term. We wish them every success and thank them for all their hard work this term.

We would like to welcome a new team of Learning Support Assistants who will be joining us in January:
Miss Bramhald
Mr Mitchell
Miss Kirk
Mr Falcon
We look forward to working with them and know that you will make them very welcome.

Mrs Cairns and Mrs Patterson would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you all in 2016!

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