Many congratulations to all of those children who recited their poems at the Speech Competition final on Tuesday. The Nursery and Reception children were amazingly confident and clear in their delivery and their teachers were extremely proud of them. At the two competitions for Years 1-3 and Years 4-6, our adjudicator, Mrs. Smith, was most impressed by the poise, confidence and skill of the children as they took to the stage. Without exception, the finalists recited their poems with understanding and showed off their first class communication skills by forging strong connections with their audience of parents, peers and staff. Special congratulations to the two overall winners: Elsie (Year 1-3 winner) and Sahar (Year 4-6 winner).
A deputation of School Council members went with Mr. and Mrs. Crehan yesterday to visit Sweetcroft Care Home, where they met and spent time with some of the elderly residents. All of the residents suffer from dementia and we will be making regular visits to Sweetcroft so that pupils can share music, arts and crafts, performances and news with the residents.
We were treated to a super assembly by 6S today, who took to the 'stage' to tell us all about the Easter story. They delivered their performance very confidently, acting as BBC interviewers in a piece which they wrote themselves. The song at the end was wonderful! Well done and thank you, 6S!
Year 5 pupils made a real splash for Sport Relief last week by raising enough money to push a teacher in the pool!! Mr Bustard entered into the spirit of the day by letting the Year 5 pupils push him in fully clothed. After the fun of seeing a teacher get soaked, they enjoyed a fun session with floats and toys in the pool to finish a successful two terms of swimming. All pupils made very good progress and 98% of the Year 5 pupils achieved their National Curriculum KS2 award, to be able to swim at least 25m, tread water and submerge and surface again with eyes open. Well done Year 5 for raising lots of money and improving your swimming skills.