Children from year 1 to year 6 recently competed in the gymnastics competition at the Swindon Schools games. All the children performed their routines really well and behaved excellently throughout the day.
The results of the competition were as follows;
Year 1 and 2 – Second place (only 0.5 away from 1st!)
Year 3 and 4 Team B – Fourth place (only 0.5 away from 3rd!)
Year 3 and 4 Team A – First place
Year 5 and 6 – First place
A very big well done to all and thank you to Mrs Rouse for all her work with the team this year!
Firstly we would like to welcome 4 new children starting in reception with us this week, welcome to Shreya and Rodrigo, who have joined Redruth class and Rohan and Aymaan , who have joined St Austell class, We all hope that you settle in quickly and enjoy our school!
Our beans are growing well, as you can see from the pictures; we all get very excited to see how much they have grown each day.
We have been looking at Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers this week and even had a go at creating our own master pieces, they look beautiful!
The rest of the school took part in the “Big Pedal” obstacle course this week, unfortunately reception was unable to take part in it, so we had our own! Designed by Felix, it took us weaving through cones, over a bridge, then under a bridge to pick up flags, weaving through more cones to the end where we had to hand over our flags! Everyone had a chance to have a go, it was great fun!
Reception have had a busy second week back in school and trying to enjoy our outside learning area as much as we can, now that the weather is getting better – the start of things to come!
We are enjoying the book Jasper’s Beanstalk, this is teaching us about the growth cycle and how we plant and look after the seeds that we have planted. Some of us have been planting beans and some have planted cress, which is already sprouting! A trip to our school allotment was in order, where we looked at garlic growing, along with all the herbs, onions and the fruit trees and where we will be growing strawberries, raspberries and much more – exciting times!
We have had a lot of fun in the painting area, resulting in some beautiful artwork that we have put on display for everyone to see.
We have been developing our gross motor skills by practicing our balancing, climbing and jumping. Everyone has enjoyed imaginative play with the house and the dolls and prams, we have even had some cooking!
The nature area and mud kitchen have been well explored and we have found some “worms” and buried treasure!
We also have a construction area and the quiet area for reading stories, but most popular this week has been the phonics tray, finding letters in the flour!
We are also enjoying looking at the story of Jack and the beanstalk. The giant was found at the top of our beanstalk and left us a message to say that he had been up there for 3 days and he needed our help to get him down, so we have been thinking of ways to get him down, will he need a vehicle to get down or a potion or something else?
Even Swindon Netball team played in the Wiltshire and Swindon School games tournament this week at Ridgeway School.Callum O’Donnell, Katie Boyle, Thomas Hatherall, Renata Kozak, Casey Johnston, Emily Anderson, Emily Dance, Matilde Ferreira, Iris Duesund all played exceptionally well. After some tough first round matches we progressed to the semi-finals without losing a game. We continued our winning streak by getting into the final against Gorse Hill. The match was very close and Gorse Hill played a good game, but in the end we won with Thomas Hatherall scoring the winning goal in the last seconds. So after a fantastic fun filled morning the team came away with the Wiltshire and Swindon Netball title and the trophy and they move forward to the county finals.
We would just like to finish by saying how proud we are with all the hard work the team put in. Their perseverance and team work shone through in the tournament on Tuesday.