As always, the summer term has been a busy one. We started with our new clubs, Rounders, Cricket and Years 1, 2, 3 Football. We have had fantastic numbers at each session and we have competed in the girls cricket competition. Rounders and the mixed cricket tournament are coming up next term and the children are looking forward to them.
The first event held in school this term was for International Circus Day. For this event we invited parents in to take part with their children's class session, working on different skills you would find in a circus. We had a fantastic turn out of parents and it was great to see them working together with their child. The following week was International Dance Day. For this event each class worked on a routine which was then performed for parents at the end of the day, as a whole school. Again, the turn out from parents was very good and I think you would all agree, the children did a brilliant job. We would like to say a huge thank you to Inspire+ coach Dan for his work in supporting both the circus and dance event.
The first team event of this term was the Year 3/4 cross country. This event gave an opportunity to form our largest team, with 20 children taking part. All of the children put in lots of effort during the race and performed very well. Overall, the boys team finished 3rd place and a special mention to Logan who came 1st place in the boys' race. After the Year 4’s very successful time at school swimming lessons, Year 3 have started theirs this term. They have been working hard and these lessons will continue into next term. In the last week of term we had an assembly from Inspire+ Ambassador, Jonathan Broom-Edwards, focusing on the importance of body language in communication and active listening. An assembly that engaged the whole school, with some children having the opportunity to join in with the assembly, acting out some emotions for Jonathan and also to engage in a conversation to show good and bad listening.
The last two weeks of term saw us do something that I was very proud to have organised for us as a school. We held our first ever football tournaments, both a girls and a mixed event. This making us, to our knowledge, the first school in Grantham to do this. In the girls tournament, our teams finished 2nd place in the shield half of the competition and 3rd place in the cup. For the mixed tournament we finished in 4th place in the shield and 3rd place in the cup. Congratulations to Claypole (shield winners) and Ropsley (cup winners) in the girls competition and to Ropsley again (shield winners) and Belton Lane (cup winners) in the mixed.