The Magical Christmas Jigsaw

We’ve done the maths and have calculated that pupils performed the Christmas Jigsaw, our school Christmas production, to close to 1000 people over the course of the week beginning 5th December. The show was a real team effort with many pupils choosing to have a speaking part and everybody participating in the whole school and year group songs.  My thanks to both pupils and staff for their relentless commitment throughout rehearsals and we hope the photos below capture pupils’ enjoyment and enthusiasm.

Hosanna Rock!

Our 2015, Christmas production of ‘Hosanna Rock’ was performed to an estimated total audience of 800 over the course of 5 performances.  Pupils showed great commitment in learning both scripts and song lyrics to make the show such a rousing success and thanks to families for supporting pupils and for ensuring they were in school on time and to staff for their willingness to go the extra mile.  We hope the photo gallery goes some way to showing just what fun pupils had and how talented pupils at SIJS are.


The curtain has closed on this year’s winter performance C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S.  Over 600 people watched the show over the course of the four different performances and we have received lots of positive feedback including this quote via email-

“For my wife and I, this mornings Performance at St Ives Junior School  simply sped by! It was a most enjoyable experience for us both. You and your staff have developed some amazing individual talents and created expectations, confidence and self evident joy amongst all those in the ‘cast’.”

Our huge thanks go to the pupils for their commitment during rehearsals and for turning up on two consecutive school nights for the evening shows, regardless of how tired they felt!  Our thanks also to parents and carers for supporting their child in learning their lines, learning the words to songs and for getting them back to school on time!

We hope the photo gallery below brings back some happy memories and here’s wishing you a very happy Christmas.

Y5 Christmas Church Visit

5th December 2013

SIJS celebrates with FSMC (Fore Street Methodist Church)
For the second year in a row, our Year 5 pupils were kindly invited down to the church to decorate a tree! This year the theme we were given was the ‘Birth of Jesus’. Subsequently, a plethora of camels, angels and stars were produced by all pupils and carefully hung.
We also took the opportunity to practice our Christmas performance songs in the festive atmosphere!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from everyone in Year 5!

Victorian Christmas

Year 5 pupils proudly presented their interpretation of a ‘Victorian Christmas’ by decorating a tree at the Methodist church in St.Ives town on Friday 30th Nov.

Inspired by our recent Literacy story set in Victorian London- ‘The Christmas Goblins’ originally written by renowned author Charles Dickens, we created replica examples of Victorian Christmas decorations through: Art (Sketching), DT (Sewing) ICT (Graphic design) and Maths (Nets).


Four shows in three days! This year’s Christmas performance of ‘Stable Manners’ has received great reviews from parents and carers. Back in Bethlehem, the animals are all keen to inherit Neddy’s stable, only for the angles Gabriel and Luke to decide that Neddy’s place is the ideal location for Jesus’ birth. As preparations continue against a backdrop of animal bickering, Mary and Joseph arrive for the great day, and at last, the animals see sense and decide to live in harmony.

This year even more children have had the opportunity to have speaking parts and everybody has sung with gusto and commitment.

Well done one and all and here’s to a HAPPY CHRISTMAS!