Christmas 2023 at Lemington Riverside
21st November 2023
Christmas 2023 at Lemington Riverside Primary School
Dear Parents and Carers,
We believe in making the Christmas period as magical as we can for our children and are excited to confirm the Christmas activities that will be taking place in school this year!
We are delighted to confirm a number of other festive treats and surprises for our fantastic children in the list below.
As ever, we have worked hard to secure funding to ensure that there is no cost to our families any of our Christmas activities or experiences this year. We also have our annual Christmas raffle – all children across school will get one free strip of raffle tickets so that everybody has the chance to win a prize. Additional tickets will go on sale for £1 per strip from Monday 4th December, between 8:45-9:00am at the main school office. If you are able to donate any prizes for our Christmas raffle (new toys/books, sweets, chocolates, vouchers, experiences suitable for families, etc.) please bring them to the school office. The draw for the raffle will be made on Thursday 21 December.
We’re excited to give your child an amazing festive experience!
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Mr. Heeley (Headteacher)
What’s on at LRPS this Christmas...
Monday 4th December – Christmas raffle tickets go on sale, priced at £1 per strip.
Monday 4th December – A group of children will visit Waverley Lodge Care Home in Lemington to perform some songs for the elderly residents.
Friday 8th December – Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will visit Sugley Church in Lemington for a festive sing-along.
Tuesday 12th December – We have some very special guests from the North Pole scheduled to visit Lemington Riverside! They will be visiting every class in school.
Thursday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day! Children are welcome to come to school in a Christmas jumper/Christmas accessories on this day if they wish.
Thursday 14th December – Christmas dinner day! Our chefs will be preparing our annual Christmas dinner. If your child doesn’t normally have a school dinner, but would like one on that day, please let the school office know by Friday 8th December.
Thursday 14th December – We have some special festive visitors visiting our children in Nursery, Reception, The Bridge, Years 1 and 2!
Friday 15th December – Our Lemington Riverside Christmas Choir will visit John Lewis in Eldon Square to perform Christmas songs for the shoppers!
Monday 18th December – Nursery and Reception Christmas performances will take place at 9:30am and 1:30pm in the Main Hall (Ticket information to follow).
Tuesday 19th December – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 Christmas performances will take place at 9:30am and 1:30pm in the Main Hall (Ticket information to follow).
Wednesday 20th December – Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Christmas performances will take place at 9:30am and 1:30pm in the Main Hall (Ticket information to follow).
A 50/50 prize draw will take place at each of our Christmas performances with 50% of the takings going to school and the other 50% being a cash prize for one lucky winner! Tickets will be priced at £1 per ticket.
Thursday 21st December – In the morning, Nursery children will visit the Northern Stage Theatre in Newcastle to watch a performance of ‘The Three Bears’.
Thursday 21st December – In the afternoon, children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 will visit the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to watch the ‘Pinocchio’ pantomime. We will return to school for the later time of 5:30pm.
We break up for the Christmas holidays at the end of Thursday 21st December.
We return to school for the new term on Monday 8th January 2024.