Dear Parents and Carers,
This week has been another busy week!
It has been British Science Week, and as part of that, children have been taking part in Science investigations and exploring objects and pictures. It was good to hear the children’s reasoning and explanations about what they saw happening, and linking their learning and experiences.
We have also been very active this week! As part of Active Travel Week the children have been encouraged to travel to school in a more active way; either by scooter or bike, by skipping or walking. Mr Goldsmith has been giving out Golden Tickets to anyone making a real effort to travel in actively (or those who usually do anyway), and these Golden Tickets lead to prizes! We shall look forward to finding out who has been the lucky winners.
Today we are raising money for Sport Relief. To start this off, everyone had lots of fun this morning with our Wake Up, Shake Up. Mrs Snow led a fantastically active session on the playground, and it was great to see everybody joining in with enthusiasm. The benefits of Wake Up, Shake Up sessions include: enjoyment of school life and a sense of well-being (adults too!); children starting the day feeling energised and ready to learn; improved self-esteem impacting on other curriculum areas: ‘success breeds success’; improved coordination; improved concentration and application to task; a sense of community and collaboration; and increased stamina. Due to these benefits, and the popularity of this morning’s session, we will now be running weekly Wake Up, Shake Up sessions every Monday morning at 8.15 on the playground. You don’t need to wear sporty gear and everyone is welcome to join in!
This afternoon saw the children taking part in sporty Hive activities. The challenge was “Can You Beat Beethoven?” and everyone had to keep moving in the carousel of activities for the whole time (32mins) while his music was playing! It was great to see everyone so active and having lots of fun. Thank you to Mr Goldsmith, Mrs Sharp and the Y6 Sports Crew for organising and running this event. Also, thank you to those who have brought in donations for Sport Relief. So far we have raised £100!
You will have seen the letter that was sent home yesterday, informing you of Mrs Fox’s decision to move on from her position as Head Teacher. We would like to say thank you, and there will be opportunities for you to say goodbye over the next few weeks. We wish her all the very best for the future.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone, and see you at 8.15 on Monday morning for Wake Up, Shake Up!!
Thank you, Mrs Lennon