For the fourth year running we have achieved the Gold Award for school games – a fabulous achievement for a small village school. We are so proud to be able to nurture children with the enthusiasm for an active lifestyle.
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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.
Axe Class visited the Wetlands Nature Reserve to look at habitats as part of our work on Animals.
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:
Perseverance and Resilience
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.