Move and Learn

Year 5 are taking part in the ‘Move and Learn’ programme run by Watford Football Club. Each week they explore different aspects of healthy bodies, diets and activities before taking part in a different sport. They will practise football, handball and dodgeball. This week, they looked at the effects of exercise on the body and how we change when we are exercising. They learnt to take their pulse and monitor how this changes through exercise.

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Game Design

In Sports’ Week, Year 5 will be running a multi-skills event for Year 2 from Maple Cross and other local schools. Last week, they designed their own games. They had to come up with an idea, try it out, make any necessary changes before recording the instructions to make sure they got their point across concisely. Most teams collaborated well listening to others and adapting their ideas. The winning team (who designed a quality game but also worked well together) will have their game added to the multi-skills event!

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Tag Rugby Festival

A few weeks ago, Year 5 attended a tag rugby festival at St Clement Dane’s School. Every child in Year 5 demonstrated outstanding resilience pushing themselves in every game to achieve their very best. At the end of each game, they reflected carefully and tried to improve for their next performance. I was so proud of their attitude and performance!

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Nursery have been learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Using oral story telling they have learnt the story by heart and act it out with actions.

This week we had goats come to visit. The children had opportunities to feed the goats and stroke them. They have used the photos from this week to create an information poster. Did you know goats have four stomachs and only one row of teeth?

Within our PE session the children took on the role of both the goat and the troll. They began by exploring under the equipment like the troll who sits under the bridge. They then took on the role of the goats and trip-trapped over the bridge. At some points there was a troll and a goat, “Who’s that trip-trapping over my bridge?”

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Year 4 Athletics

I am so proud of each and every member of our Year 4 class. They represented the school with passion, enthusiasm and respect for others. We were able to overcome anxieties and take encouragement from team mates to compete in every track and field event, earning a 4th place for the girls and 3rd place for the boys. A fantastic afternoon of sport!

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New Year in Nursery

Nursery have got off to a flying start. 2018 has begun with lots of challenges and exploration.

This week the children have discovered lots of little people stuck in blocks of ice. Using a range of tools and ingredients they have been trying to find out which releases the people the quickest!

We have been exploring colours and what happens when we mix different colours. Using poster paint, powder paint and water colours the children have been discovering new shades and tones of colours.

It has also been a great to start to our PE curriculum. The children have been combining travels and balances along the floor an on equipment.

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Year 6 Basketball Runners up!

This afternoon, the year 6 basketball team showed amazing sports skills at the Three Rivers and Watford Sports Partnership basketball competition. They showed great collaborative skills and with it being their first time playing basketball, excellent risk taking was shown. They pushed each other in all their games and they finished the evening as runners up! Well done to Year 6 and Miss Wilson!

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Ooh arrr me hearties – Nursery pirates sail the high seas!

Today Nursery had a wonderful morning learning to sail. We left school, travelled by public transport and walked through the Aqaudrome. We spotted berries growing and listened to the crickets and grass hoppers in the long, dry grass.

The children were fantastic and it was repeatedly commented on how polite, well mannered and focused they were. Nursery embraced new challenges and obstacles with a “YES we can” attitude. It is great to see them putting all we have learnt to use.

To quote Oli, “This is the best day of my whole life!”

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