We hope you all had a lovely break and can’t wait to come back to the classroom. Please watch our Welcome Back video before you come to school on Thursday to familiarise yourself with the essential information.
See you soon!
Year 6 micro:bit Computing
Year 6 have been focusing on coding during their computing unit. They have been using micro:bits to create step counters, magnet detectors and a variety of other projects.
The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.
When we used the Micro:bits, we created a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. After playing this with our friends, we made a step counter. I thought it was really fun and enjoyed the Rock, Paper, Scissors game the most – I’ve even thought about asking for a Micro:bit from my parents so I can try it at home!
PTA Sweet Tombola
The PTA are holding a sweet tombola in school.
Please can your child bring to school sweets/chocolate donations by this Friday 9th July for our raffle. As a thank you, children are able to come to school in non-school uniform on Friday 16th July.
We will be selling raffle tickets for 20p each and all money should be received in school by 16th July in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class.
The raffle will take place in school on Monday 19th July when all lucky winners will receive their prizes.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Biggest Sing
Year 3 took part in the Biggest Sing on Tuesday 15th June. They joined thousands of other children live, singing the Bill Withers’ classic ‘Lovely Day.’
Young Voices are raising money at the same time as giving thousands of children the opportunity to take part in the brilliant event. If you would like to donate to this marvellous charity Place2Be please click https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=biggestsing
The Young Voices on the One Show: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09kxgxn
England Does the Daily Mile
Over 1780 schools, with more than half a million children, took part in the Daily Mile on Friday 30th April. It was great that our school could take part as well in this brilliant event to raise awareness of how exercise can help improve our mental health. Well done everyone!
SPORTS WEEK 2021
Our biggest sporting week of the year has taken place this past week with all children taking part in netball, rounders, ultimate frisbee and to culminate the week our athletics in sports day. The children have represented the houses with such passion and determination, not to mention the quality of the sport we’ve had on show.
The week began with our rounders in which our infant children took part in kick rounders, and the juniors in the more traditional rounders format. Windrush were the eventual winners of our first house event in 2021.
Tuesday afternoon saw our infant children taking part in their sports day. The children each competed in a running race, an obstacle race and the following day competing in the much-loved water race. Everyone had an incredible time particularly Mrs Hill, who found herself drenched by some very keen Churn children!
On Wednesday the key stage two children took part in our field events involving standing long jump, shotput, vortex throw, discus and, for the upper key stage two children, standing triple jump. Once again everyone took part and competed for their house earning points for their performances as they went.
On Wednesday afternoon we had our ultimate frisbee tournament which saw year six representatives from each house competing in a round robin style tournament. The results of this tournament combined with the scores of the skills events which all children took part in on Thursday, saw Coln crowned ultimate frisbee champions for this year.
On Thursday afternoon we had our key stage two sports day. This involved a sprint race involving all of our children, relay races with boys and girls competing for their houses, and a long distance race – 400 m for year three, 600 m for years four and five, and a full 800 m for year six. As well as the incredible talent on show, what was brilliant to see was the fantastic sportsmanship on display from all children, as well as the determination and perseverance to perform at the best of the children’s ability for themselves and their houses. The ultimate prize of the week – our house athletics cup – combined the scores from the infant sports day, field events and junior track events. Churn were the eventual winners of the most coveted of prizes!
Our final event, house netball took place on Friday. Once again, all children competed in scale drills which and some points for their house across the morning. The afternoon then concluded with a tournament for the Y6 house representatives. For the second event this week, Coln were the winners, adding more yellow ribbons to our trophy cabinet at school.
Well done to everyone for your participation this week.