Developing Well-Being

November 30, 2017

This morning, Rachael Mackenzie, world champion boxer from the Well-Being team of the Youth Sports Trust came in to continue her workshop with Year 5.

As part of Hertfordshire Developing Well, the Youth Sport Trust Athlete mentors have been using the tools learnt in elite sport to help young people reach their potential. The Lea have welcomed to school World Thai boxing and British Boxing Champion Rachael Mackenzie who has been sharing some performance tools. This includes positive self-talk, using the power of posture to help us feel confident, mindfulness to develop focus and concentration and using breathing to help us stay calm. If you’d like to know more or would like some tips for home, please contact Rachael on social media (twitter/instagram) @rachmackenzie1.

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Coffee with Headteacher

November 20, 2017

At my coffee with Headteacher this morning we had a very interesting conversation about the UK’s primary school system in relation to curriculums and testing, and how it differs to teaching procedures in other countries.


Nursery and Reception Learn & Share Morning

November 14, 2017

Nursery and Reception held a learn and share morning today for parents and carers to come in a find out what their children are working on, and also to join in the fun and learning.


Premier League Primary Stars

November 10, 2017

This week, we were delighted to receive the Premier League Primary Stars award for our school, consisting of football kit and equipment. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. The kit and equipment was delivered by the Football Foundation and is offered to certain primary schools in England and Wales.

We have also been provided with online resources for teaching across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association. Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.


Eco-Team

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Shakeel, Marlena, Freddie and Clarissa in Year 6 who have been chosen as the Eco-Team for this year. I’m sure we will be hearing about their eco ideas and suggested activities very soon.


RHS Tree Donation

November 10, 2017

Mr and Mrs Farruggia, parents of Eva, a former school pupil, kindly organised for the Royal Horticultural Society to donate 30 saplings to our school, which he and Mr Morfitt planted yesterday on the edge of our school field between the fence and path leading up to the KS2 apparatus. The trees are a variety of Silver Birch, Goat Willow and Cherry. Thank you to Mr Farruggia and Mr Morfitt for their time and hard work!


Developing Well-Being Assembly

November 9, 2017

This morning we were visited by Rachel Mackenzie from the Well-Being team of the Youth Sports Trust. She is a world champion boxer and gave a really interesting and inspirational assembly all about her journey and everything she had to overcome to achieve her goals, never giving up and having a positive growth mindset. She then held a workshop for Year 5. The children were captivated throughout.