KS2 Sports Day

It was a scorching hot day for our annual sports day, but armed with water bottles, hats and sunscreen the house teams took to the field  to compete in a range of sporting challenges. Despite the soaring temperature, the children demonstrated perseverance and continued to give 100% effort.

A massive thank you to everyone who came and supported the children – there was a wonderful atmosphere.  The winning house after some fierce competition, including the parents and staff races, was the Dragons – congratulations on retaining the trophy.

Take a look at these pictures, taken by Alex (year 6)

 

Active Kids Vouchers

You can no longer collect the vouchers in store, but you have until  June 30th to hand them in –  please post them in the box at reception. Thank you to everyone that has donated their vouchers so far. Every voucher counts towards brand new cooking and sports equipment,  so it pays to find them all.

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Fun-Trition!

This week,  everyone in year 6 took part in a series of fun and inspiring activities based around the fundamental principles of staying healthy;  moving well, sleeping well, eating well and drinking well.

Move well and sleep well – this activity required some acting skills, as the children role played a day of a healthy lifestyle.

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Eat well and drink well – a day of healthy meals planned, with 6 to 8 cups of water included and – using our maths skills – the amount of sugar in drinks worked out.

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Everyone was shocked at the amount of sugar milkshake contains.

1 cube of sugar contains 4g. A 1ltr bottle of milkshake contains a 100g of sugar – 25 cubes., so a 200ml glass of milkshake contains 20g of sugar – 5 cubes!

 

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A few of us have now been inspired to make healthier choices!

 

Active Kids Vouchers 2017

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We are collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers, which are being given out in store until 2nd May 2017.. This is a great initiative and with your donated vouchers we can get a range of equipment: stopwatches, tennis balls, hurdles and so much more. Please post them into the box located at the school office and we will put them to good use.

 

Basketball Tournament

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Report by Chloe (year 6)

On Tuesday 19th January, students from year 5 and 6 went to the Weston Favell Academy basketball tournament. Our first match was against Boothville and we won 6-4. Unfortunately, we lost our second game against Deapre 8-6 (so not by much). We lost again, 10-8, against Hunsbury park, but our luck changed when we played Hopping Hill and won 16-0.  Our best match was when we played against The Abbey and won 18-0.  I personally believe that we wouldn’t have got the scores we achieved without all of the participants collaboration skills.

Year 5 and 6 Inter House PE

At the end of every term, years 5 and 6 have an afternoon of inter house PE. Using the skills perfected during their PE lessons, the Dragons, Knights Wizards and Unicorns compete in their house teams.

Term one:  tag rugby skills and personal cog.

The Unicorns were victorious.

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Term two:  football skills and social cog.

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Results:

Wizards 15
Dragons 15
Knights 20
Unicorns 21

 

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Special mentions

Unicorns support for each other.
Great attempt on goal – Ronan.
Great organisation by the sports captains.
Good defending by Jacob.
Sportsmanship –  Isobel And Owen.
Great effort  – Jack M
Coaching- Will K
Great goal  – David S (year 5)
Lottie – being brilliant,
Green dragons- great encouragement of EVERYONE
Fairness  and outstanding attitude to others – Buddy

 

Sitting Volleyball

Here is our magnificent team who cheered at every point we won and smiled throughout the whole competition. In sitting Volleyball all the team of 6 players on the court must keep their bottom on the floor and keep the ball in the air, to score the ball needs to touch the floor in the opponents court. When points are scored the team rotates their position and the server plays the ball over the net. This was great fun and Alfie and Alexa kept a great defence with Thomas giving some nice smashes at the net. Samuel and Finley showed fantastic serving with Jessica and Mellisa keeping the team going strong with excited cheers. Well Done Wiggins? (Blog post written by Miss Bland)

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Year Six PE

This term, year six have have been working on their social cog. During the gymnastic lessons, Miss Bland has been looking for team work, praise, encouragement, guidance, listening and patience.

Over the past few weeks, we have worked on the physical skills of  creating shapes and linking gymnastic movements. Please take a look at the sway showing our collection of connecting shapes, accurately achieved using tension, extension and social skills.

Tag Rugby

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To get to the final we came second losing 1, drawing 0, winning 4 , which put us into the next round.

On November 18th we went to Boothville to attempt to win the cup. Our first match was against Hopping Hill, who we lost to in our last tournament, however we beat them this time, so our bid to win took off to a perfect start. We won all our games until we versed Caroline Chisholm. Unfortunately, we lost 3-1, which took us down to the last game and that meant if we won then we’d  win the tournament. Boothville gave us a tough fight and with one attack left we were winning 2-1. As Boothville did their last attack, they broke us and scored a try. It left our team devastated. As we got given our second place medals, Boothville lifted the trophy in success. Hopefully, at the next competition we can go one step further.

By William S (year 6)

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