On Monday we had a fantastic day of fencing. Each class had a taster session and learnt lots of new skills and language.
They all had lots of fun, working and playing hard in the sunshine.
On Wednesday 13th June a boys team and a girls team from year five competed in the St Gregory’s Football Fiesta in Tunbridge Wells.
Unfortunately I was unwell so I owe a big bucket of gratitude to Graham Dignan, Sarah Newton and Sean Gilder for stepping up as coaches for the day. They have reported back to me that both teams played well and enjoyed a day of football in the sun. The boys ended their morning games in joint second position but, due to goal difference, they went through to the 3rd/4th place play offs. They ended in a very worthy 4th place. The girls played out of their socks and ended up in the final where they achieved the silver medal position. Apparently Fifi is an amazing striker and Naomi was given the honour of being named Goal keeper of the event!!!
Well done to all of you and thank you to parents for lifts to and from the venue, I’m sure the parking was fun!!!!
For those of you with children who are good footballers St Greg’s is definitely worth a look at as they run a boys and girls Football Academy within the school.
Today each class took part in a fitfence workshop. In class three we learnt how to do the 'en garde' stance, how to attack and defend and used plastic and foam swords. All the children had a great time learning how to fight safely.
A massive congratulations to Olivia Gent, year 6. Olivia attended the Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships in Edinburgh this weekend. This was her first National Competition and Olivia came in 4th place out of 30. This top 5 finish has earned Olivia a place at the GB Junior trials in November. Well done Olivia.
Huge well done to the following year four children -
Daria, Violet, Miranda, Jasmine, Evie, Thomas L, Will, Cayden, Sam and Alexander.
What a glorious afternoon for a win. All the children played really well, I think they surprised themselves. Thank you to all the Parents for their support and encouragement....and coaching!!
The T wells area finals are next week, if the winners of that area have a smaller score than us then we will go through to the Kent School Games finals representing the Tunbridge Wells and Weald area. Watch this space MM
Thank you to the wonderful coaches from Goudhurst Tennis club, to the PTFA and to the PE sports funding, we have just started our cycle of tennis coaching. Here are a few pictures of year 2 in their first session.
Class five enjoyed a Dance unit last term and linked it to their curriculum unit on the Vikings.....I felt no one would really know how Vikings danced so we had a lot of fun with sticks and scarves!!
Year 2 enjoyed a unit on Dance before Christmas which ended with a couple of lessons on the Jive. Here they are Rocking around The Christmas Tree.
We played a new game today which involved taking our boots and socks off and walking like a fox - the aim was to walk so silently that we couldn't be heard. Most of the children were happy to take off their boots and socks and we discussed how the ground felt as we stalked across the woodland floor. Tawny Owl was really proud of the children as they listened carefully and tried the exercises very sensibly. We discovered that by walking like a fox, we were able to feel if there were thorns on the ground before putting the weight on our feet; thereby avoiding sore feet!
We practised the /f/ sound, by making sure we were biting our bottom lips! We came up with lots of words beginning with /f/: fox, forest, fire, foot, feet, flowers.
The children then had to search for a tree with an /s/ marked in chalk on it, and get to know it. Tawny Owl went round telling everyone a little bit about their tree, and the children enjoyed trying to help each other and compared their trees with each other. One pair even found a fairy hole in their trees.
Later on in the session, we used our 'fox walking' and our trees for silent spot. Hornbeam group had an amazing Silent Spot; some children chose to complete a charcoal drawing whilst sitting at their tree, and showed amazing maturity as they drew foxes and trees.
Other activities today were: tree climbing, playing in the hammocks, playing in the 'mud kitchen', and finding and collecting Hawthorn flowers for making a delicious tea (Henry sauggested it smelled like old hay, but we decided it tasted much better than that. Juniper thought it tasted like Lavender tea). Alder group had a shorter time, so they had nettle tea again. We decided the tea tasted differently to last week and that this was due to the plants maturing.
Here are a few photos...do have a look at the class gallery to see what a happy day we had.
On Friday 27th April 32 children travelled to Sutton Valence Prep school to take part in the Orchard Run. Despite horribly wet conditions our children ran brilliantly with a huge number of top 10 finishes. Medals went to Lily – Bronze, Poppy – Silver and Luke – Gold. We also had many children coming in 4th, 5th and 6th places. Each race had approximately 80 children in. I was so sure that we’d won the overall cup this year that I selected a couple of year 6s to collect the trophy………
However we came a very close second for the third year running.
Thank you to the parents for sorting transport for their children and for doing a great job of cheering them on in the rain. A special thank you to Kevin Draper and Jemima Hughes for manning the team while I walked the eternal triangle of start, finish and judges table. I didn’t manage to take any photographs but would be grateful if any parents could email photos through. Many Thanks
Congratulations to Louis C, Isaac, Leon, Bella, Emily, Siena, Olivia s, Luke, Tommy P, Matthew, Sam, Lily, Anna, Ella, Caitlynn, Emilia, Tommy G, Anthony, Oli, Oscar, Seth, Poppy, Lola, Fifi, Gemma, Carter, Hugo, Leon, Demi, Sophie, Charlotte S and Bethan.