Welcome to our KS1 Christmas Carol Service Western CE Primary School The Tale of the Donkey By Milo Redican One night in Rome, Mary and Joseph were packing their things to go on a journey. They were going to travel to Bethlehem because Joseph had to sign a register to show where he had been born. I was asleep and cosy when suddenly the door swung open and I saw Mary and Joseph standing there. Joseph was putting on my reins. I tried to wriggle out of them to stay in Rome but I couldn’t do it so I had to go. It was a few days later and I was so tired I could just collapse, but I had to keep going. Now it was getting darker and we were nearly there. We needed to sleep, so we went to an inn and guess what? The innkeeper said “There is no room at my inn” so we had to try and find another inn. A few hours later we had found another inn. We could not stay there but we could go in to a stable. That night, Mary gave birth to a baby. She named him Jesus. Wise men travelled far from the east to see the baby. They each gave Jesus a gift. Shepherds came to visit too and bought their sheep. The Shepherd’s Story By Arthur Key, Year 2 Hello, I am an ordinary shepherd on a hill. I am excited because I saw a very bright star but when I looked it was an angel. The angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid, I have good news’. ‘What?’ I said. ‘The king is born’. I was a good shepherd so I followed the angel. It said, ‘We are going to Bethlehem’. Me and the angel were very tired. We said good bye and I went on. Soon I was there and I saw a lot of people gathering around. The Shepherd’s Journey By Bebe Elkins-Payne Hi! My name is Katy the shepherdess. I’m here with my flock of sheep. I was in the nativity story. I was bringing my flock together when suddenly there was a light all around and in it’s place there was a chorus of angels. I said “Who are you?” the angel said “ I am Angel Gabriel and I bring you good news.” Then I said “What’s the news? What’s the news? With that the angel replied “A very special baby has been born for you.” So we set off on a very long journey to see the baby. When we were about half way we stopped at a river to drink and catch fish to eat then we carried on walking. At last we arrived in Bethlehem. We saw a little stable so we went in. We were just in time to see the new king being born. I was so amazed that a king would be born in a stable. I was expecting him to be born in a grand palace. I was determined to get a closer look at the baby. It Started With A Baby By Marian Swinger It started with a baby And a manger soft with hay. It started with three Kings Who came from far away. Toddlers wait for Father Christmas With his reindeer and his sleigh, Christmas cards are posted And, on Christmas day, It started with some shepherds Who saw angels tall and bright. It started with a brilliant star Which filled the skies with light. There’s the opening of the presents, And the Christmas games and fun, But, later on, at bedtime When Christmas day is done Now Christmas trees are sparkling And the shops are filled with toys Which will shortly be delivered to happy girls and boys. Remember how it started, With a baby, in the hay In a manger, in a stable Two thousand years away. The Sheep’s Story By Shubhashukla Chakrabarty, Year 2 Hello, I’m a sheep, with an amazing story to tell. Two days ago when I was eating grass, suddenly I saw a bright light and it sang, ‘A baby is born, a baby is born’. I got scared, then I remembered that a glowing light that sings is an angel. Then with a flash it turned into a bright star, but not any bright star the brightest star. Then I saw the three shepherds, they were clapping and singing, ‘Follow that star, follow that star.’ Then one of them pointed at the star they were talking about. I looked closely; it was the star that was actually an angel. Well before it turned into a star and with a blink the three shepherds were gone. I followed them; it seemed that it might be fun. So off we went to Bethlehem. It was so crowded I got lost five times but I found them. Then we reached a stable, I saw five other sheep, four cows and two people. One was a lady and the other was a man and of course a baby. Then the shepherds started to talk with the lady and the man. After five minutes three wise men came and then they all talked together. One of the cows was staring at me; it was scary so I went outside. I went to the back, I saw a big crack. I looked through the crack. I could see everything. Twinkle Twinkle By Patrick Saylis Twinkle, twinkle, little star, Bring the Wise Men from afar. Lead them safely to the stable, Show them Jesus if you’re able. Twinkle, twinkle, up so high, Shine on shepherds from the sky Let them see dear Jesus’ glory, Let them know the Christmas story. Twinkle, twinkle, new and bright, On this special Christmas night. Shine on angels as they sing, Glory to the new-born King! Gabriel’s Story by Freya Thomas, Year 2 Hello, I am Gabriel from the first Christmas story. God told me that I had to give good news to Mary and Joseph. When I gave Mary the news I told her that everything was ok. She believed me so she listened to me. I told her the news. I think she was scared in fact I know she was but she was very calm about it. The King’s Story By Sam Davis, Year 2 It started when I was gazing at the stars and just then I saw a bright star. I decided to follow it because it looked important. I went for days and days. I was hungry and thirsty but I carried on until I found a baby. He was the King of the World. The Camel’s Long Walk By Charlie Hawes One cold night, I was walking to a stable to where a special baby had been born. It was a long walk and I was hungry and tired. The ground was rough and bumpy. Suddenly I saw a bright star shining in front of me. The Wise Man I was carrying saw it too. We followed the star to the stable. It took a very long time to get to Bethlehem, then I saw a river and a cactus. That meant we were almost there to see the new born king. We found the stable where the king had been born. He was asleep in a manger. The wise men gave Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Follow That Star A King’s Tale by Calum Emmans I had been travelling 3 nights and 3 days to reach Bethlehem. The weather was snowy and frosty and I was very cold. The road was sandy and dusty. We only stopped to rest 3 times. When we got to Bethlehem there were crowds all around a stable. I saw shepherd’s and sheep. I knew that this was the end of my journey. The star was shining brightly over the stable. There was the baby. He was lord over all the earth. His name was Jesus. Year 1’s Star Thoughts • “Stars make my heart feel good.” Alfie • “Stars remind me of when Jesus was born.” Joseph • “Stars make me think about my dreams.” Louise • “Stars make me think of God because they’re nice and bright.” Oliver B •“Stars remind me of the shepherds leaving their sheep on the fields and the Wise Men following the star.” Laura •“Stars make me feel Jesus.” Jack •“Stars remind you that God created the world and the whole planet.” Clara •“Stars make me think of baby Jesus being born.” Anna •“Stars make me think of when my Great Granny died.” Orlando • “Stars make me feel excited because they are glittery.” Tamara • “When I look at the stars they make me feel sparkly inside.” Katya • “When I am sleeping in my bed, I dream about the stars.” Simeon • “Stars make me think of my baby sister because she’s warm and cuddly.” Joe • “Stars make me think of people travelling to Bethlehem.” Monty •“Stars remind me of the colours of the rainbow.” Freddie •“Stars make me think of the cross Jesus died on.” Eva •“Stars make me think of God sending the angel to Mary.” Sophie •“Stars make me think of Father Christmas because he drives a sleigh in the sky and sees lots of stars.” Elsie •“Stars make me smile because they glisten.” Toby J • “Stars remind me of happy times in my life.” Toby M-G • “Stars make me feel happy because they’re shiny.” Lauren • “Stars make me feel good because when they look at me they’re bright.” Tom • “When I look at the stars they remind me of when I was a baby.” Sofia • “Stars make me want to glide with them.” Isabella Our Wishes for the World By Year 1 • “I wish that everyone had the same amount of food and water and the same amount of money.” Ben K • “I wish that there could be peace in the world. I also wish that everyone could have a good life.” Jess P • “I wish that everyone in the world was kind, helpful, peaceful and happy.” Tamara • “I wish that people could be friends.” Ruby • “I wish that all the people in the world could get everything they wanted.” Charlotte • “I wish that everyone was kind. Also I wish that everyone had what they need.” Jessie A • “I wish that everyone was friends. I wish that we were sharing and kind. I wish there really was peace.” Ben C • “I wish that there weren’t any baddies.” Oliver M • I wish that everyone was truthful and caring to each other.” Katya •“I wish that everyone played with each other.” Freddie •“I wish that everyone did care for each other. I also wish that everyone was not poor.” Lauren •“I wish that the world was peaceful and quiet and that everyone had a good heart.” Toby J •“I wish that everyone in the world could have what they want and what they like.” Sofia •“I wish everyone was kind and gentle. I wish that everyone was good.” Isla • “I wish that all the world could have a card to cheer them up every morning.” Alfie • “I wish that the world was calm. I wish that everyone had a good attitude.” Marlene • “I wish that everyone was friendly. I wish that everyone loved each other.” Joseph • “I wish that everyone did ‘Wake up, Shake up.’ I wish that everyone had brain games.” Oliver B • “I wish that everyone cared about animals. I wish that everyone was kind.” Amelie • “I wish that everyone could worship to God.” Simeon • “I wish that everyone had a peaceful home and what they need. I wish we have what we dream of.” Isabella • “I wish that everyone was kind to other people. I wish that everyone was good.” Joe • “I wish the world could have more countries to go to.” Jake • “I wished everyone liked each other.” Lotta • “I wish that everyone was kind. I wish everyone was happy all the time.” Rachel • “I wish that everyone had the same amount of money. I wish that everyone had the same amount of food.” Toby M-G • “I wish that everyday there was a rainbow.” Eva • “I wish that everyone had good dreams.” Freddie • “I wish that everyone would be friendly.” Tom • “I wish that everyone in the world could be friends to each other.” Louise • “I wish that everyone had lots of food”. Oliver • “I wish that no one died in the whole wide world.” Ollie and Stephen • “I wish that the war stopped in Egypt.” Tristan W • “I wish that everyone would stop wars.” Orlando • “I wish that everyone could have vegetables to eat and be healthy.” Mimi and Poppy • “I wish that everyone had a bed, food and water.” Monty • “I wish that everyone had food.” Frankie and Tristan M • “I wish that everyone was good and no one was poorly.” Freya • “I wish that everyone had a home.” Thomas • “I wish that everyone could be invisible and that there was no gravity.” Skye • “I wish that everyone was happy and healthy.” Laura and Isabella • “I wish that everyone in the world was happy.” Jack • “I wish that nobody killed animals and all the rainbows were sparkly.” Bianca • “I wish everyone was healthy and not poorly.” Sophie • “I wish that everyone in the whole wide world had more food to eat.” Clara • “I wish that everyone had a house and everyone was good.” Elsie • “I wish that everyone in the world was not poor and nobody killed animals.” Vlad • “I wish that everyone had happiness.” Bobby • “I wish that everyone in the world had a The Barn By Elizabeth Coatsworth ‘I am tired of this barn!’ said the colt. ‘And every day it snows. Outside there’s no grass any more And icicles grow on my nose. I am tired of hearing the cows Breathing and talking together. I am sick of these clucking hens. I hate stables and cold winter weather!’ ‘And sheep? asked the colt. ‘Yes, sheep, And a pig and a goat and a hen. All the beasts of the barnyard, The usual servants of men And into their midst came a lady And she was cold as death, But the animals leaned above her And made her warm with their breath. ‘Hush, little colt,’ said the mare. ‘And a story I will tell Of a barn like this one of ours And the wonders that there befell It was weather much like this, And the beasts stood as we stand now In the warm good dark of the barn A horse and an ass and a cow’. There was her baby born And laid to sleep in the hay While music flooded the rafters And the barn was as light as day. And angels and kings and shepherds Came to worship the babe from afar, But we looked at him first of all creatures By the bright strange light of a star!’ We hope you enjoyed our Carol Service and wish you all a Happy Christmas. In association with St. Paul’s there will be a collection for the Winchester Night Shelter and St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square both of whom work with the homeless.