Father Christmas Visits Wymondley!
Shortly after break time on Thursday, there arose such a clatter,
That the children in each class sprang out of their seats to see what was the matter!
Away to the windows of the classroom they flew like a flash,
They tore open the blinds and threw up the sash.
When what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer (the sleigh and reindeer stayed on Siccut Road for safety reasons of course).
As they looked from side to side, turning their heads around,
Onto the school field, St Nicholas came with a bound!
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of chocolate he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow!
He had a broad face and a little round belly (sorry Santa!),
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump (again, sorry Santa!),
A right jolly old elf,
And the children laughed when they saw him in spite of themselves!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon let the children in all four classes know they had nothing to dread...as he paid a socially distanced visit to each class in turn (Giving the children in Year 5 and 6 a real shock by knocking on their window and catching them all by surprise!)
He spoke to the children and went straight to his work,
Leaving chocolate for all, then turned with a jerk.
He left the playground to return to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
Yet I think all of the children at Wymondley School heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
Merry Christmas to each and every one of our families, from all of us to all of you! We look forward to seeing you all for what we hope will be a happier and healthier New Year.