Harvest Festival 19.10.16
As a school, we held a Harvest Festival which the parents were invited to. Many of the children and parents donated food which we donated to a local food bank.
A few weeks ago, a team of Year 5/6 cross country runners took part in a competition at the Manor Sports Complex. We were competing against four other local schools over a course that was 1500m (for girls) and 2000m (for boys).
Although it was a wet, miserable day, the children showed commitment, character and determination. Every child completed the course, enjoyed themselves and represented the school admirably.
In September we invited a professional golfer into school to impart his expertise to the children in Year 5. He was an excellent coach who taught the children about body position, grip of the club and weight of shot. The children had a really fun time and learnt a lot.
During this first half term the children in Year 3&4 have been taught squash by an external coach. He brought his own equipment, including a squash wall and taught the children all about the necessary skills. The children really enjoyed it and the coach was very pleased with their progress and improvement over the 6 weeks.
We are training hard for the upcoming cross country events that we wish to compete in!
We are increasing our fitness and stamina levels using our huge school field to train on!
Here's a picture of us after one of our training sessions.
International Week 2016: 4th -8th July
What a fantastic week we have had! During International Week, the children have learnt about different countries. Part of this week included our India day. All the school took part in a variety of activities which educated them about India. These included: learning about where India is in relation to the rest of the world; Indian culture and religious beliefs; Mehndi patterns; food tasting and last but not least, Bollywood dancing! All the school then performed the dance they had learnt to family and friends.
Many thanks to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and The People's Postcode Lottery (who funded the project) for a wonderful day!
Year 5 Visit Garibaldi
Our year 5 children visited Garibaldi on Tuesday 21st June. They took part in a range of activities throughout the day, including a treasure hunt, dancing, art and ice-cream making!
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fair. It was lovely to see so many people attending. Well done to Mrs Smith and Mr Marriott for organising this for us. Thank you to all the staff and families who gave up their Saturday as well as the PTA, mid-day supervisors, governors, caretaker and Mr O'Rourke for refereeing the football.
Congratulations to Wesley who won the bake off, Ms Salmon the treasure hunt, Ryan Parker for guess the name of the bear, Millie Douglas for how many sweets in a jar and the Blue Devils captained by Tom Deakin.
We managed to make an amazing £1,408 which will go towards our MUGA.
Also we would like to show our appreciation to all those businesses who supported us with their donations: Dave's Place, King's Mill Farm, Centre Parcs, Boots, Vamped Hair and Beauty, Flawless Hair and Beauty, Queen's Café, Radley handbags and many more.
British Science Week: 14th - 18th March 2016
This year, as in previous years, we took part in British Science Week. We chose the theme of ‘Eco Awareness’ to help our children understand how we can all become more eco-aware. Each class focused on a renewable energy source and spent the week learning about it. You can see some of the fantastic activities they took part in on the class pages.
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