March 2018

20th March 2018
It's Sports Relief Week!
Each day this week, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a sporting challenge to raise money for Sports Relief.  Your child should have brought home a sponsor form already, but if you need a new one, just let your child's class teacher know.  Classes throughout the school have been learning the Sports Relief song in their music lessons, and we will be singing this throughout the week as we complete our daily challenges.  Why not have a listen to it online and try to learn the dance moves too?
Tuesday is 'Run' a mile day. Children (and staff) will be running or walking 4 laps of a course around the school which equates to a distance of approximately 1 mile.  After lunch, a team of staff will be running a distance of 26 miles between us, the equivalent of a whole marathon!  Very few of us are natural runners, but we're hoping that the children will help us by cheering us on as we attempt our challenge! 
On Wednesday each class will take part in a 10 minute netball shoot-out challenge.  There will be targets appropriate for all ages, heights and abilities to make sure that it's a fair competition!  I wonder, which class will score the most goals?
Miss Smith will be leading us in a whole school aerobics session on Thursday, after morning playtime.  This was great fun when we did it as part of our healthy eating week last year, and I'm sure she'll get our hearts pumping and bodies moving again this time!
On Friday the children will have the opportunity to have a go at some football dribbling games on the playground, and join in with some good old-fashioned skipping games.  I'm sure a lot of fun will be had by all!
The money raised by these sponsored events will go directly to Sports Relief.
On Tuesday, children are also invited to 'dress sporty for £1'.  This money will go to help pay for the education of two orphaned Kenyan girls, Sarah and Scoviah.  They have to pay to attend school and must also have school uniform, shoes and equipment in order to attend.