May 2023

1st May 2023
Africa Day
Iain Baird visited us today to help us with our Africa topic.  We started the morning ‘building Africa’ and then found out some very interesting facts about animals. Iain showed us how tall a male giraffe is and the size of an elephants foot. We then had a Kenyan wedding and the children played instruments whilst singing ‘Jambo Bwana’ ‘Jambo Bwana, habari gani? Nauru sana, hakuna matata’ which translates to “how are you doing? Very well. No problem, no worries”
Learning in Year 1
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We are delighted to have been recognised for our success and have received a Gold award! This is an amazing achievement to receive the Gold School Games award for our commitment to encouraging children to be active, our PE curriculum and provision, good progression and skills mapped across the school, new opportunities to try different sports, wellbeing, vast range of clubs, competitions, taster days and our provision for all children. The award also looks at the support we give children to develop their well-being and healthy lifestyles. We needed to provide a lot of evidence to be able to receive a Gold award and this demonstrates our commitment to developing the whole child and not just focusing on the academic side of education.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, staff skills, well-being, being active, planning, assessment, curriculum and clubs and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

Mrs Milford would like to thank all staff (especially Miss Hek for her hard work for submitting the application), staff and children for their hard work and efforts achieving this award, we couldn't have done it without you!!