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Where to start this week! We have had a fantastic week, starting last week with our Summer Fun Day. Luckily the weather held just long enough for us to enjoy the day and the FOG reps had done a fantastic job of organising the event. My thanks to all of them and to the willing volunteers from parents and staff who helped out on the day. Year 6 pupils had organised a great selection of stalls for the children to enjoy and the inflatables and Pimms kept everyone amused! The children entertained us with their wonderful singing and musical and dance performances - thank you to Mrs Izard, Mrs Outten and Jessica, our street dance lady. Sadly I didn't get a chance to sample the BBQ food as I had the enviable task of judging the 60 + entries into the Bake Off. I was assisted by Ms Morey, an ace baker and Mrs Robertson who of course has taught all our SPLAT cookers this year. The judging took us a long time as we deliberated long and hard. Our congratulations to all the children who took part in this event, the standard of entries was very high.

A keen team of our Year 5 and Year 6 cricketers travelled to Merchant Taylor's School and took part in the Under 11 Annual Lamb Cricket Tournament. The boys played well and reached the semi finals of the Plate competition.

Tuesday brought the fun of EYFS and Juniors Sports events. Once again organised with military precision by Mr Judge and the PE team. The children so impressed us, not only with their well honed skill but also their sportsmanship and support for each other. The EYU children have also been working with the EYU staff on their running and co-ordination skills. They were amazing in front of a large audience and coped with the event brilliantly. They were all lovely events and very clearly demonstrated the advantage of having specialist PE staff from a young age as their skills were very impressive.

Thursday brought the Swimming Galas for Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils. Mrs Hughes organises these events for us and she did a fantastic job. Ably assisted by other staff from Gateway and Chesham Pool the galas all ran like clockwork and the children impressed us all with their swimming talents. We enjoyed some really close races, some very stylish swimmers and witnessed some individual personal achievements. The children were swimming for their houses and the winning teams were neck and neck, helping to keep the suspense right until the end. After a final tally I was delighted to award the Swimming Cup 2015 to Brunel.

In the evenings, I enjoyed introducing the year group teams to parents at our Year Ahead Meetings. If you were unable to attend these meetings please let the office know and they will ensure you receive the necessary information.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and can enjoy some sunshine.

 

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