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Christmas at Holt House and Carterknowle
Christmas Trees
Our traditional Christmas trees have arrived from Whirlow Farm. These are put up in both school halls and are decorated by the children - as far as they can reach! They look very beautiful and will be on show until the end of term.
Christmas Cards
We love to see the things children have made at home. Please help your child to make a Christmas card and write it to the whole class. These can be brought in from Monday 11 December and will be displayed in the classroom. Your child can bring some paper and card home from school for their card, if needed.
Christmas Concerts
The children are working very hard rehearsing their performances and we are looking forward to seeing them.
EYFS Seasonal Songs & Rhymes:
 Monday 11 December: Performance to KS1
 Tuesday 12 December at 9.15am to parents
 Wed 13 December at 2.15pm to parents
KS1 Nativity:
 Monday 11 December: Performance to EYFS
 Tuesday 12 December at 2.15pm to parents
 Wed 13 December at 9.15am to parents
Y4: Bethlehem - The Musical
 Thursday 14 December: Performance to KS2
 Thursday 14 December at 6.30pm to parents
Christmas Tree Festival
Y1 and Y3 are taking part in the community Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church. Both year groups have contributed decorations for a tree and will be visiting the festival before the end of term. All the trees make an amazing sight, so do pop in and have a look if you are at Millhouses shops before Christmas.
Carol Singing
Y3 and Y4 are representing us and contributing to the local community, by singing at Tesco at 11am on 14 December (Y3) and 15 December (Y4).

Christmas Dinner
Traditional Christmas dinner at both schools is on Wednesday 20 December. School sandwiches will be available and can be ordered on the day.

Christmas Party Day
Party Day is Thursday 21 December. This is a non-uniform day and children can come to school in party or casual clothes. Christmas party lunch will be served to all at Holt House and those who order it at Carterknowle.

Christmas Dress Down Day
Friday 22 December is dress down day – for £1 wear your Christmas jumper, your sparkles and sequins or just something comfy.
Holidays
Friday 22 December: last day of term
Monday 8 January 2018: first day back.

Holt House is awarded the Silver Travel Award.