Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. We use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

Our Advent preparations in school have been the Ripon Rural Cluster Carol Concert, our Early Years KS1 Nativity 'A Midwife Crisis', Tree Festival at Copt Hewick Church, FOSS Christmas Fair, FOSS Christmas Disco, Carols around the Christmas tree with Ripon City Band, Traditional Christmas lunch with a very special visitor, Christmas jumper day, our Federated Carol Service at Christ the Consoler Church in Skelton and Class 5 have been singing Carols in Sainsbury's supermarket with donations received passed to Ripon Food Bank. I think it's fair to say we are all prepared and feeling very festive!

We would like to wish each and every of one you a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas and new year.