Inside the package was a letter from Santa, explaining that he had sent one of his elves to keep a watchful eye out for him in the lead up to Christmas. Also in the package there was a special book and a handsome little elf in his very smart red outfit.
Each evening after his day at school, the elf will report back to Santa at the North Pole with how the children in Hughes class have been behaving, and each morning when the children come in, the elf will be hiding in a different spot (possibly up to mischief) ready for them to find, sometimes with a challenge for them to complete.
There is just one rule.....the children must not touch the elf, or his magic will disappear.
The first challebge which the Elf gave to the children was to give him a new name, and after lots of suggestions and discussion, they have decided on the name.....SAM!