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Welcome to our News in Brief page! Here we will celebrate some of the fantastic activities around our school in words and pictures.

Sports Days

A fantastic week’s weather saw the final two sports days of the year take place.  Wednesday saw the Key Stage 2 children participle in their Fun Sports.  The children had to put their physical skills to 8 games of madness and mayhem devised by their teachers.  We saw scrambling through nets, tennis skills, jumping with rugby balls between legs all for the pursuit of gaining points for their house team.  A fantastic time was had by all and in the end Fire narrowly held off Water to be crowned champions.

The fun continued on Thursday as Foundation stage and Years 1 and 2 competed in their grid games.  They showed off their skills by shimmering through hoops, balancing bean bags on heads and carefully carrying eggs on spoons.  Throughout the morning, the children earnt stickers for demonstrating great sporting qualities such as passion, self-belief and determination.  We finished the morning with a fine display of sprinting in the running races.  Well done to all the children for having a go and putting in lots of effort.

Thank you to all the parents for supporting the event and the staff members who make the events run so smoothly.

The ‘Hidden’ Curriculum

This is a very busy term in school with the traditional round of summer events. Much of what happens towards the end of a school year forms part of what we call the ‘hidden’ curriculum. This means in addition to the daily routine of English, maths, science etc. In the summer term, children often have more sporting activities and outdoor learning, although this is dependent on the weather, as demonstrated by the recently postponed KS1 sports! They also enjoy the different experiences of trips out of school. In the past few weeks, children have visited Warwick Castle, the Birmingham ThinkTank and our Year 6s are currently on their residential activity holiday to Borreatton Park, in Shropshire (photos: Lucie on the high wire and the canoe group). Different learning experiences help children’s personal, social and emotional development and are an important part of their education. The children react so positively to these activities that the value of this part of the curriculum is very apparent.

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