The six Transition and Reception classes worked extremely hard learning songs, actions, dances and speaking parts for their Christmas production, ‘Prickly Hay’. The story begins with Sam and Sally the hardworking stable hands trying to keep the stable clean and the hay fresh for all the animals in the stable – a very smelly job! However, as crowds gather in Bethlehem for the census and the inns fill up, some very special visitors are shown to the stable. Gradually, as the miraculous events of the night unfold, Sam starts to realise his worth – with a little help from his friend Sally. The audience were treated to dancing cowboys, animals and stars from the Transition classes. The performance ended with a rousing song called ‘Christmas Is For You’ which was enthusiastically performed by all the children. Many thanks to all the children and staff involved for their huge effort in producing such a marvellous Nativity!