This year saw the school’s third annual ‘Healthy Schools Week’ which is a full week of sporting activity taking place across the curriculum and ending with Sports Day (weather permitting). Class 2 enjoyed two joint visits with their peers from Chapel Haddlesey Primary as the Year 3 & 4’s got together and the Year 5 and 6’s to attend ‘Outdoor Ted’, an outdoor activity day at Drax. On the Wednesday, Class 2 participated in active PE and looked at the maths used in athletics timing and investigated distances by measuring jumps and the length of the netball courts. Class 3 had a go at boccia, a type of indoor bowls and Class 2 tried their hand at indoor curling, sliding stones along a smooth surface. The weather let us down this year and Sports Day had to be postponed due to extensive wind damage to the trees on the field. Instead, the children made a healthy pasta salad with Mrs Smith, Class 1 had a Sports Day practice and Class 2 & 3 participated in a Step up challenge and a Hula Hoop challenge.
The week ended with an introduction taster session into Judo by a Hungarian Champion from British Judo called Balazs. All the pupils across the school enjoyed a 45 minute session, taking part in a warm up, wearing the correct judo kit and learnt a few judo ‘holds’. In the afternoon, Class 2 made healthy, fruit smoothies as a treat to end the week.
After 2 cancelled dates Sports Day eventually took place at the end of June in the warm weather. This year our Nursery children were included in the programme, running as fast as they could and joining in the team obstacle, helped by the older children. Well done to the Red team who were the overall winners.