GO RUN FOR FUN!

On Wednesday, we were involved in an event called Go Run For Fun and it was held at Manor Fields where 857 young runners from local schools completed a tough 1 mile course. We were all given a fabulous pink t-shirt and tried our best to complete the course as fast as we could.

We were inspired at the start line by he European Athletics 100m Hurdles Champion Alicia Barrett who will be competing at the London Anniversary Games this weekend!

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We were determined, resistant and motivated during our run, but most importantly we had FUN!

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Sports Day 2018

Last week, Sapphire class competed in the KS2 sports day. We had a fantastic morning competing in a series of sporting challenges cheered on by our adults.

Here are a few of our favourite pictures…

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EIS Sports Day

On Thursday Y3 enjoyed a tremendous sports day at the English Institute of Sport.

During the event we took part in a range of activities. We all tried our hardest and Mr Little is proud of the effort shown by every one of us.

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Some of us even received a special mention from our group leaders. These children perfectly demonstrated the school games values of teamwork, respect, honesty, self belief, passion and determination.

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Working with Playleaders

Last week Y3 had the chance to work with the Y5 play Leaders on some new games. We played tig, fill the nest and had some really fun races. The Leaders led the session really well and we had loads of fun.

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We can’t wait for our play leaders to be leading games on our playground at break and dinner time soon.

Daily Exercise

As a result of concerns around physical inactivity and childhood obesity across the UK, our school are currently implementing two daily fitness initiatives designed to help our children lead fit and healthy lifestyles.

In Sapphire Class we have been trialing these initiatives as part of our Healthy Living Week. We have looked at why exercise is important in a healthy lifestyle and how children should be receiving 60 minutes of physical exercise per day. 

Daily Running – Children are encouraged to run/jog for 15 minutes each day and children are encouraged to exercise at their own pace. This has been trialled with classes in Y3 and Y5 and the response from children has been positive.

Take 10 – For 10 minutes each day children and staff complete an aerobic activity set to music.

Both these initiatives are inclusive meaning all children are able to engage and take full advantage of these activities. To support your child in these physical activities can you please ensure they bring appropriate footwear, bottled water and if they are asthmatic – inhalers, with them to school each day.

Studies show that daily physical exercise has many benefits on academic attainment in school. Research has shown physical activity provides brain benefits for children by turning on the attention system including sequencing, working memory, and attention span making children primed and ready to learn.

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to Mr Little.

Orienteering

Today we visited Norfolk Park to take part in some orienteering.

We had to read a map and find our way around the park and find some special posts. On these posts was a number and a letter. Once we had found all the letters we had to unscramble them to make a word. Our word was ‘bluebell’.

Boccia

On Thursday we enjoyed another boccia session with our coaches.

Boccia is a Paralympic sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends

We have loved learning to play boccia, some of us have even asked our parents for a boccia set so we can play at home!