We were delighted that the MP Mims Davis, the current Minister for Sport, was able to officially open our Healthy Choices Track. She talked to the children in our School Council about the importance of aiming for at least an hour a day of physical exercise, and how the track could be used to support this goal.
The track has been paid for using the allocated Sports Premium money for 2018/19. We are planning to make use of the allocation for 19/20 to add some outdoor gym equipment for the children to use.
The track has been called the Healthy Choices Track to fit in with our school aim of Informed Health. We want to encourage the children to want to exercise, and to see exercise as part of their healthy life choices.
We are so proud to be able to say that the school achieved the Gold School Games Award this year! This is in recognition of the sporting opportunities and participation in events that our children have had over the school year.
For the past two years we have achieved the Silver Award, we were aiming for Gold this year and achieved that target! Special thanks to Miss Leonard who has arranged a lot of the events over the year. This could not have been achieved without a whole school commitment to active PE - this includes staff who have given up their time to run clubs and take children to competitions, the children who have given up time to attend clubs and practise for competitions, and parents who have supported with travel to the various different events.
What a term! With ‘World Cup Mania’ looming and the beautiful change in weather, we have had some fantastic achievements in PE. Firstly, some of our year 5 and 6 children took part in a ‘Kwik Cricket’ tournament and their teamwork and perseverance was overwhelming! Then we had a small group of amazing gymnasts that did so well in their competition, they were chosen to represent our cluster in the ‘School Games’. What an achievement! Well done to Monty, Annabelle, Lyla and Jonno and thank-you for representing our school so brilliantly. We would also like to thank the adults that attended these events with the children, especially Mr McLaughlin (Yes, that’s Miss McLaughlin’s Dad).
As you know our Sports Day also took place this term; we appreciate all of your patience and also that the unpredictable weather didn’t deter you from coming to support us. We were glad to see the sun ready for our postponed ‘kick off’ and were incredibly proud of all children’s achievements, especially the winning house- Beethoven!
Because of all of our sporting successes this year, we are proud to announce that we have gained a ‘Gold School Games Mark!’ All of the adults and children around school have had a part in this. From the children that attended clubs and events to the adults that facilitated them, even you as parents/carers encouraging and supporting them. It was amazing to see that across an average week, around 52% of our Key Stage 2 children took part in an extra-curricular club. These have been either after-school or at lunchtime and so many of our Key Stage 1 children have also been seen at a lunchtime club or taking part in something that our Sports Leaders are running.
Hampshire School Games
Well done to the Year 3/4 gymnastics team who are now going to The Hampshire School Games in June. Well done Lyra, Monty, Annabelle and Jono!
All things sporty!
What a fantastic term we have had! Even through all this adverse weather we have had all sorts going on. Firstly, we had the wonderful Tom Richards from Year six represent Hampshire in the Cross-Country regional finals, coming 71st out of 115 boys, some of them older than him. Well Done Tom. Then we had a Tag Rugby tournament on International Women’s Day, the whole team did Hamble proud but especially the girls who had never played before, they were scoring tries all over the place! We also took part in a small cluster football tournament with our year 5/6 boys and girls football teams, they all played brilliantly.
On Sports Relief Day we all came into school in our sports kit. It was so great to see all of the different sports that the children take part in outside of school. We had dancers, martial artists and footballers galore! We also spent the afternoon with the Year 5 Sports Leaders completing an inter-house challenge. Maybe the winning house will be revealed in this week’s Celebration Assembly…
The children were also incredibly excited to show all of the parents our after school club dance. The children spent a lot of time after school and at lunchtimes throughout the whole of Spring Term developing it. They chose the songs, the costumes and most of the choreography. We even got to perform on the stage at the Berry Theatre. It was a whole school effort! Hopefully the video will be on the website for you all to see very soon.
We would also like to take this opportunity thank all of the parents and adults that support us in taking children to events and stay to watch and support them.
Miss Leonard, March 2018