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Twelfth Night

Today is officially the last day of Christmas – the twelfth night, also known as the Epiphany. In the Christian calendar this marks a visit to the child Jesus by The Magi (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’.

We thought you might like to have another look at our own little Magi, from both our 2017 and some previous nativity productions!




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Twelfth Night

Today is officially the last day of Christmas – the twelfth night, also known as the Epiphany. In the Christian calendar this also marks a visit to the baby Jesus by The Magi (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’. It celebrates ‘the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ’.

Here are Year 5 researching and working on some pictures of the Magi last term.

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Festival of Kings, French Style

Our Year 4 French class enjoyed their own version of a French festival last week. Traditionally at Epiphany – which celebrates the visit of the three kings in the Christian calendar – French families share a special cake, a “galette des rois”, made from puff pastry, with a marzipan centre and a little figurine concealed within it.

The youngest member of the family goes under the table and directs distribution of the pieces of cake. Then, whoever finds the figurine in their portion of the cake is crowned queen or king for the day and is toasted by everyone present.

In our case, we had both a queen AND a king! Thanks to Ellie-Grace’s mother for making the tasty “galette des rois” for us!

Miss Boscaretta
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