Category: Events

Swimming Gala – Year 5 & Year 6

Another triumph in our Sporting Events – we have won the Year 5/6 swimming gala again and I believe that our school is the only one to be on the shield so far! Congratulations to all those children and thanks to Mrs Quick for training the children for the event. To achieve such continued success takes dedication from all involved and a commitment to advocating a healthy lifestyle. In the news recently were statistics regarding increasing levels of obesity in children. If we can encourage healthy lifestyles – being active and eating sensibly – we are on our way to sending children out into the world with the knowledge and attitude to live long and healthy lives.

Stone Age Hunter Gatherers

Otter class had a stone age survival expert come in who talked to the class about different things and let us have a go at them too. We had a go at fire making, we did some flint knapping, and we made some string all with stone age techniques and stone age style tools.

We learned so much, and were all inspired with our topic of Stone Age hunter gatherers!

Head Boy & Head Girl

Joseph– Head Boy

Alara – Head Girl

Jack– Deputy Head Boy

Lilly – Deputy Head Girl

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the boys and girls in year 6 give their speeches on why they would like to role of Head Boy or Head Girl.  It was comforting to hear that they feel the same way as we do about how our school should ’feel’.  Caring for each other; acting responsibly; setting a good example; being helpful; were all reasons that were cited in several of the speeches.  The rest of the school listened carefully, asked sensible questions and voted very sensibly concluding with the election of some very capable candidates.  There will be several other jobs for Year 6 to take on this year so there will be plenty for them all to do as ambassadors for Kilmington Primary.

School Councillors have also been elected from each year group – we look forward to hearing about their plans for the future of the school too.  Previous school council members have had some excellent ideas that we have been able to implement and we welcome the children’s voice in decision making.

Sponsored Walk

Thank you to each and every child in the school who took part in our sponsored walk.   The event was a great success for a number of reasons:

Planning

Preparation

Enthusiasm

Positive thinking

Perseverance and Resilience

Teamwork

Axe Class Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment”  – The Forest School Association

The children of Axe class (Reception & Year 2) visit Forest School once a week during the first half of the Summer term.  The whole day takes place outdoors and the children take part in a range of making, creating, and exploring tasks.

Here are a few pictures from Forest School. More to follow over the coming weeks.

Parachute and Skipping Festival

Our reception and year 1 children attended our parachute and skipping festival which involved a colourful display of parachute games, including fun games to help coordination. The parachute games encouraged cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce turn-taking and sharing. The parachutes also help strengthen the children’s upper torso. The children worked together to make the parachute billow, they also refine perceptual motor skills and develop a sense of rhythm.

The children also completed a variety of skipping stations which helped them learn the skills to skip. These included skipping with long ropes; french skipping and rhymes; electronic skipping; hoop skipping and jumping activities.

Red Nose Day 2017

This year we raised £107.40p on Red Nose Day.

Funny Faces  –  The children came to school with:

  • Face paints
  • Masks
  • Funny hats
  • Headbands
  • Comedy glasses
  • Wigs
  • Fake nose etc

Jokes  –  During the day there were various joke themed activities, where the children were able to tell jokes to their class, to other children, to adults etc.  The children brought in spare change (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p) to donate when they either hear a good joke, or to pay someone to tell them a joke.  These coins were collected for the Red Nose Day appeal.

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