Bikeability is a national cycle training programme supported and funded by the Department for Transport. The course builds the skills and confidence of children who can already ride. Bikeability can not only make children better cyclists - potentially for the rest of their lives - but can help with general confidence and independent thinking. We have been lucky this week to have had Bikeability training within our school. The training was delivered by qualified, professional, DBS-checked National Standard Instructors. Our children listened very well and were a credit to the whole school. Well done!
Mrs. Hind has been really impressed with the standard of gymnastics we have covered in P.E. this week.
Hello and welcome back to the new school year - we hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
P.E: Monday & Wednesday (Kit can be kept in school).
Celebration Assembly (parents are welcome): Friday.
Homework due in: Maths: Thursday.
Signed times tables & spelling books in: Friday
Signed Reading Records: Friday
Bring reading book into school every day.
Well done to our members of Year 6 who have all successfully completed their Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Bikeability.
Bikeability is Cycling Proficiency for the 21st Century. It develops children's skills for cycling on single lane roads with simple junctions and moderate traffic. We have learned about making observations, maintaining riding positions, communicating intentions, and understanding priorities on the road.
The instructors were very pleased with the children's behaviour and everyone who participated passed the course.
As part of our topic on the Shang Dynasty, we have designed and carved some 'jade' figurines using soap and cutting tools - something that they were renowned for.
This week in class, we have been looking at the work of the American Pop Artist, Roy Lichtenstein.
The children have come up with their own versions of Lichtenstein's artwork and I am very, very impressed with the results.
Well done to our class 'Mini Whistlers', who have completed a full course to enable them to be referees with KS1. We are very proud of all the hard work and effort they have been putting in.
After taking an FA approved course, our mini-whistlers are trained to referee small-sided football games - but other games too. The skills they learnt are transferable to other games too. Well done to all you refs/umpires for your time and dedication in helping other people enjoy their sport more.
Our Junior Play Leaders are a fantastic help at dinnertimes. They work in Key Stage 1 to ensure younger pupils have a good lunch break - setting up games, refereeing matches & helping with taking turns or deciding what to play. We are really grateful for you taking your own time to help others. It's just one of the ways we are proud of you.