Today 2H led a school assembly around keeping fit and healthy! They suggested some great ways of keeping active, from football to dancing and even walking the dog. To wake us up, year 2 led us in a 'wake up shake up' dance and then told us about the Eat well plate and how to remember to eat 5 fruit and vegetables a day!
Year 2 also received their swimming certificates for their amazing progress this term, well done to all the children who got their distance badges!!
Today we had a special delivery! Halfords have very kindly donated 20 bikes and helmets for us to keep! They will be used to teach us how to ride a bike without stabilisers and for us to practice on until we reach year 6 and pass our bike-ability tests. There may also be some time for some summer outings!
We hope that once the building works are completed we can have a space designed for us to store our bikes we ride to school on to make travelling to school fun, healthy and environmentally friendly.
Today, Annie from the NHS came in to speak to key stage 2 and their parents about smoking and its harmful affects on the body. They found out that there are over 4,000 harmful chemicals in a cigarette including rat poison, ammonia and candlewax! We learnt that people become addicted to cigarettes because their receptors in their brains can't cope without nicotine- the addictive ingredient.
Each class agreed that cigarettes are bad for you and after seeing a toxic sandwich of all the ingredients in a cigarette found it unbelievable that people would inhale and ingest these poisons by their own choice! Children were shocked to hear the affects that cigarettes can have on the body and how they can cause deadly diseases and that even sitting in a room with a person smoking can affect the non-smokers too!
Our message: CHOOSE NOT TO SMOKE!
Eco worker Job description
Hours: 1-3 hours per week
Contract: 6 months
Location: In school and around the local community
10 eco workers from years 3,4,5 or 6 are required to form a team that will help organise and support the school in improving its environment. This will include monitoring the use of electricity and heating around school as well as looking at improvements that can be made to the outside playground and green areas by helping to develop a forest area and allotments on school site.
Applicants must have an interest in conservation, wildlife and the environment. We are looking for hard working, determined individuals who would like to make a difference in school. Applicants must have some experience of having good ideas and working with others and be able to demonstrate this in interview. Enthusiasm is essential.
Please send completed applications forms to Miss Palmer
Closing date: 9th February
Interviews: 11th February (lunchtime)
Starting date 23rd February
Year 1 and dance club have been working hard on their dance moves this term for some inter school competitions! Key stage 2 dance club came second in their competition; a massive well done to everyone who took part! Check out their 'moves and shakes' for yourself!
Last week Mr Elvins took twelve year 5 pupils to be trained as play leaders so support games and activities on the playground during break times and lunch. They learnt how to develop leadership skills and how to include people and change games to suit younger and older children. Play leaders will be working towards bronze, silver and gold levels of achievement, so look out for them on the playground!
This Wednesday we had a visit from Mrs Maloney who came to talk to us about how deaf people communicate. She explained how sign language (using actions) helps people who can't hear to communicate with others. Mrs Maloney taught us how to sing in sign language! Watch our performance below: