The First Christmas

The chosen theme for our tree was The First Christmas and we concentrated on recreating the people and animals that can be found in any Nativity story.

We really enjoyed making our decorations for this years Methodist Church Tree Festival and we hope our tree brightened up many a day.

Our Reception pupils (aged 4-5 years old) made the cutest little sheep.

Our Year 1 pupils (ages 5-6 years old) used their hands to create the stable animals.

Our Year 2 pupils (6-7 years old) used lollipop sticks to create a host of angels.

Our Year 3 pupils (aged 7-8 years old) created beautiful Nativity scenes with a stained glass window effect stable behind.

Our Year 4 pupils (aged 8-9 years old) took inspiration from Japanese origami to produce a cluster of stars.

Our Year 5 pupils (aged 9-10 years old) loved making the collage shepherds.

And finally our Year 6 pupils (10-11 years old) decorated pebbles with the silhouette of the Wise Men which were placed around the base of our tree to symbolise their later arrival.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’


15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.                                                               Luke 2:6-20 (NIV)