Dear Parents and Carers,
Summer sunshine and sporting stamina are our headlines this week.
We batted the week off with 10 of our Year 5/6 going to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton for the England/Wales World Cup Cricket. Mr. Goldsmith/Mrs Norman spent the day at the Bowl, and the children enjoyed rock climbing/laser shooting as well as watching the cricket. They all supported Bangladesh who won by 62 runs. Thank you to Mr. Goldsmith for making this fantastic opportunity available to our children by winning a competition.
What a fantastic day we had for our school Sports Day! This year the event was bigger and more extensive than ever – there was a carousel of 10 activities for the younger children and field events for key stage 2 during the morning. This was followed by very enjoyable and sociable family picnic lunch; it really made a difference to welcome so many of you into school to support the children. Then in the afternoon there were over 50 races. Mr Goldsmith did an amazing job with grouping the children, arranging the timetable and most importantly inspiring everyone to participate. We celebrated some of the success on the afternoon by presenting the Sport Shield to the winning house – Mottistone but we would like to celebrate some of the individual achievements in a special celebration assembly on Friday 5th July at 8.30am (this will be instead of Golden Worship). All parents are invited to attend and we do hope you can join us to help celebrate how amazing all of the children are.
A whole day of sport on Thursday was not enough for Mr Goldsmith and he arranged for all of the children in years 4, 5 and 6 to take part in the PEACH island games today. These games give the children to participate in a number of sports that they might not often have the
opportunity to take part in, these included: Boccia, Kurling and Archery as well as the more familiar sports of Football and Basketball. Thank you to all of the parents that have supported their children by transporting them to the games, without your support the children would not have these opportunities.
I would like to conclude my message today by thanking all of our staff, they are so dedicated and put in a huge amount of time and effort to ensure our children have all of these amazing opportunities.