The final day of the Autumn Term saw all the students participate in the School’s Santa Dash, which was an amazing success. All of the children entered the spirit of the event by wearing their wonderful festive hats and lots of the teachers too. The students displayed outstanding effort during their run, completing as many laps as possible in the time allotted, with the total number of laps that they ran contributing to their House totals. The whole school ran over 370 miles over the course of the day which is an amazing achievement. We have to say a particular thank you to all the Year 6 students who fulfilled the role of helper elves throughout the morning with great enthusiasm and showed excellent leadership skills.
As we begin a new term, students in Year 3 to 6 are already busy working hard in Games lessons, with the boys preparing for upcoming football matches and the girls netball matches. We very much hope that all students in these Year groups will have the opportunity to represent the school this term in these sports. In PE lessons a wide variety of activities are already underway, such as cross country, dance, gymnastics, FUNdamental skills and Sportshall Athletics which is a new activity this academic year.
The Sportshall Athletics programme is designed to support the teaching of key athletic skills which will be covered in the Summer term and encourage the development of Sports Leadership skills through taking responsibility for different roles in lessons such as coach, official (responsible for measuring or timing) or record keeper. It also encourages and rewards individual progress with students completing a variety of challenges to gain points for their individual totals.
Students in Year 2 have begun a unit of work this term called FUNdamentals, which focuses on trying to develop the seven fundamental skills of running, jumping, coordination, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. They have made an excellent start to the unit and pictured are some of the students working on developing their running, jumping and throwing skills.