We hope that you have a lovely summer and look forward to seeing the children back at school on Tuesday 3 September.

Wellbeing Week 2019

During Wellbeing Week we all had the opportunity to learn how to look after ourselves as well as being able to experience different sports and activities.

Different sports included: lacrosse, table tennis, taekwondo, archery, volleyball, badminton, athletics, country dancing, Parkour, Rocktopus and an extended obstacle course too!  Year 3 went out of school on a Ready to Climb trip where many of the children climbed higher than they thought they could, so well done to them all.

A dentist told us how to look after our teeth; we practiced relaxation techniques; and visited the Health Bus.

Here are thoughts and quotes from some of the children:

Reception Class – “I loved going under the parachute.”

Year 1 – “The band got everyone up dancing and we all had to move around the school.  We learnt some new dance moves!”

“I found badminton hard at the beginning as I could not hit with the racket, but I improved by the end.”

Year 2 – “The sprinting was my favourite athletics activity and we had to jump for 5 minutes!”

Year 3 – “Lacrosse is a fun new sport that I am pleased I tried; it was a great experience.” 

Year 5 – The children said that they enjoyed soft archery because it could be made easier or harder by standing at different distances from the target and by using different bows.

Year 6 – “Taekwondo was hard and physically challenging but also good fun!”

Here is the week in pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Games Mark Award for Second Year!

We are delighted that we have been awarded the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the second time!

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sports Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include: hockey; football; Motiv8; tag rugby; netball; rounders and cricket fixtures.  The launch of the Wellbeing Passport and Wellbeing Week!

Many of our children have competed in local inter-school competitions this year, 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 are asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation; competition; workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

Special thanks go to all the parents who have: completed consent forms; obtained Wellbeing Hoodies; transported children to fixtures and made cakes for match teas.  By working together we can achieve so much.

We look forward to applying once again in 2020!

Acorn Maths Workshops

Parents and children were introduced to the maths programme that will be taught and had the opportunity to learn through games.

 

 

Big Schools’ Bird Watch

Years 3 and 4 Forest School have enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch. For further information https://www.rspb.org.uk

Primary PE and Sports Premium Award Winners 2018

We are extremely proud to announce that we won the Somerset Activity and Sports Awards 2018 Primary PE and Sports Premium Award.

This award is in recognition of our innovative approach to provide outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.   We have achieved this by: pupil engagement in physical activity, health and wellbeing; whole school improvement; up-skilling staff; broader sporting experience and increased participation in competitive sport.

Open Day – Wednesday 14 November 2018 – 10.30am – 12.30pm

We are looking forward to welcoming parents, family and children who are considering which primary school best suits their needs for September 2019.
 
You will be able to:
  • see the school in action and meet staff and governors
  • have a tour of the school guided by a member of our School Council
  • ask any questions
  • have a cup of coffee!
 Should you not be able to attend during these hours but would like a tour please contact the school office.

First Open Mic Night

As a fundraising event, to enable our students to take part in ‘Voice in a Million’ at the SSE Wembley Arena, Miss Morton hosted our first Open Mic Night.  Any child, parent or teacher could take part by performing a pre-rehearsed song or piece of music.  Miss Hart said “I was completely blown away with the talent shown by this super bunch from Reception all the way up to Year 6”.