It’s gold again!
At the end of each year, schools are invited to apply for their School Games Mark. The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.
We are very proud to announce that our application has been verified and we have been awarded Gold award for the fourth year running.
Thank you to staff who have accompanied children to these events or run after-school clubs this year. Thank you also to Mrs Russell who provides excellent administration of our clubs and sporting events and competitions.
Thank you as well to all parents/carers who have helped with transport and supported at our events this year. Finally, thank you to all pupils who have tried out a new physical activity either at an after-school club or as part of a competition or participation event and to those children who have represented our school so well this year.
Free tennis weekend
This weekend, 21st and 22nd July, sees free tennis activities for all ages and abilities at David Lloyd to celebrate Great British Tennis Weekend.
The winning team
At the start of the World Cup, all the children selected, at random, a country to represent throughout the competition.
Today, we had our winner after France’s win against Croatia in the World Cup final.
Dances from around the world
This morning, Year 2 learnt two dances from different countries that took part in the world cup. Can you guess the countries from their flags?
There was even chance for a bit of free style dancing at the end of the session too!
World Cup dancing
As the World Cup comes to an end so does our topic.
Tomorrow, we welcome Flexdance to deliver two dance workshops each to Year 1 and 2.
The dance workshops will have a cultural dance focus, representing a different country who have taken part in the World Cup. We’re looking forward to experiencing some new dance genre from Brazil, Nigeria, Japan and Spain.
This is a change to our normal PE day so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and earrings are removed.
In our English lesson today, we matched different forms of poetry to their definitions.
We had to read really carefully to match them.
This afternoon, children were tasked with creating a football kicking device (that’s its technical name). They had to get a small ball to roll as far as possible without actually touching it using things around the classroom.
They used DT, Science and Living and Learning skills to create and test their device before evaluating and improving it.
Science – observation over time – day 17
During health week, we started an experiment investigating the effect that different drinks have on our teeth. However, instead of using real teeth, we used eggs.
We submerged the eggs in five different drinks: water, milk, Ribena, Red Bull and Coca Cola.
We removed the eggs after four days to see how they had changed.
Last week, in our World Cup topic, we were learning about continents, using atlases and a very cheesy song!
DT – food tasting
We are learning about food in DT lessons at the moment. This week, we tasted some different foods and described them. Some went down better than others!
Tanvi said that the cottage cheese was her favourite whereas Billy liked the hummus.