Christmas arrived early at one east Dorset school when the whole day had a festive theme.
Youngsters at Colehill First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, enjoyed a special yuletide timetable.
School uniforms were swapped for Christmas jumpers and Santa hats, reindeer antlers and sparkly tinsel were the obligatory headwear.
Heateacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “The last week of term before the Christmas holidays is always a fun and exciting time for the children.
“We thought we would channel their excitement for Christmas by making the whole day festive.
“They still had their normal lessons but these all had a fun, seasonal theme. It was our own very special Christmas Day.”
In addition to special festive themed lessons there was a drum workshop for Year 2 students in which they accompanied popular Yuletide songs and in Year 4 the children were solving festive mathematical problems.
Over in Reception, the youngest children were re-enacting the Nativity and all pupils designed and made their own Christmas party hat.
Colehill First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Hayeswood First School, Allenbourn Middle School, St John’s First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s CE Middle School and Witchampton First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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