Head’s Blog – 18th March

Head’s Blog – 18th March

We have had a week of sporting events this week. One of our year 5 children represented themselves, our school and the Forest of Dean in the District Cross-Country at Cheltenham. He came 64th in over 120 children participating, which is a respectable position to come; as part of the FoD team he got a bronze medal. He is very happy as you can see from his post-race face below!

Whilst most of KS2 children were continuing their swimming lessons, a group of Y5/6 children participated in their first netball tournament at Dean Academy, organised by Mr Beard as part of the School Games. Bearing in mind that we do not have a netball court at school, nor a playground which is conducive to playing netball, this did not stop Mr Tomley preparing our children for the tournament. The children definitely improved their ability to mark during the tournament and ended up coming joint 3rd out of the 8 teams in their group. It was great to be at an event with lots of other schools, albeit a bit chilly, seeing the children having fun and having adventures outside of the classroom. We hope that this event will inspire them to take up netball when they go to Secondary school.

Oak class have started to find out about Antartica this week and next week will be participating in a live feed direct from there. How exciting is that?! Meanwhile, they have researched polar bears and written their own non-fiction books. Some of the children have even illustrated them. The images below are from some year 1 and year 2 children.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Comic Relief this year. I don’t have a final total as yet but I will update you all when I do. We decided to have crazy hair in exchange for the donation with all monies raised going to Comic relief. The children learn about how their donations are used all part of being a Courageous Advocate.

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