Heavy rain forced the postponement of District Sports on Tuesday, but fortunately held off on yesterday afternoon to enable all local primary schools to gather at Sir John Lawes for the annual athletics track and field event. Some of our pupils from Years 3 to 6 took part and ran their socks off, not forgetting those in the field events who threw or jumped with all their effort! Well done to everyone who competed – you all did brilliantly and your behaviour was exemplary throughout. I was particularly impressed with the support you gave to other schools, particularly to those participants who weren’t the fastest in their races! We are so proud of you. You were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Highlights of the evening were Marlena winning the Year 5 girls standing long jump, Jessie coming third in the Year 5 girls flat race final and the Y5 girls relay team being our only team to reach the final.
Thank you to Mrs Cross for organising and coaching the teams, and to Mrs Collins and Mrs Davenport who accompanied and supported the children with Mrs Cross and myself. I’m sure all parents and carers who came along to watch will agree that it was a really enjoyable evening.
As part of their Governor Week duties, Emma Morrow came in to visit Reception, Gordon Rennoldson visited Year 2 and Mark Collins visited Year 6. Gordon Rennoldson also came in to do guided reading with some of the children. Mark Collins also carried out a Health & Safety check. Sharon Mansour came in to school to carry out a safeguarding check.
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Our Reception class gave a wonderful assembly this morning all about what they have been learning in class. They talked about sea animals and sang a very catchy, fun song called ‘Baby Shark’. The children also talked about their trip to Mead Open Farm and how they have been learning about time. Well done to everyone in Reception – I am very impressed with how much you have learned this term!