As we come to the end of this school year, we have had another sport filled term! This all began with Key Stage 2 having the opportunity to work with LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) coach James, learning new skills and enjoying taking part in a new sport, which some of our children have enjoyed so much they’ve looked into taking part in tennis outside of schools.
Our first major event was the Inspire+ Virtual Mini Olympics, where all children in the school had the opportunity to take part in some of the videos and activities. Year 3 and 4 spent the full day taking part and completed the day performing the closing ceremony dance together, which was wonderful to see!
We had a very special visitor for our first whole school assembly together this term. Sarah Outen, Inspire+ Ambassador, who was very busy travelling round all of the Inspire+ schools by bike or scooter came to deliver the Inspire+ 10 year anniversary book, with stories written by children in Inspire+ member schools. Within the assembly we heard our Mini Authors read out their fantastic story and Sarah gave them their Mini Author badges!
Year 2 had the opportunity to work with Inspire+ coach Lisa, to learn all about athletics, playing lots of fun games and learning lots of new skills, all of them showing improvement over the term.
Next up was Sports Day, my favourite day in the school calendar and this year even the pandemic couldn’t stop us. For the first time ever, our whole school Sports Day was virtual for Parents so you could all still see your children take part. It was a hugely successful day, with all children taking part in all of the events showing great enthusiasm and effort! A huge thank you to FOBS and all staff in school for making the Virtual Sports Day possible!
This term saw the return of the School Games virtual competitions and this term the sport was Tennis. Lots of classes had the opportunity to take part in this competition and all of the children tried their best to score as highly as they could, in a bid to represent the school! As we still await the results, I wish all of our entries good luck as they compete against other local schools.
At the end of this term, our Year 5 and 6 children took part in LIVES first aid training, a hugely valuable and important thing to learn and have a knowledge of!
Finally, I would like to wish our Year 6 Young Ambassadors good luck as they move onto their new schools, Olly, Delaney, Summer and Littia, you have all done a fantastic job this year and throughout your time as a Young Ambassador, I hope to see you continue your ambassador roles as you move to secondary school!
Thanks again for all of your continued support, hopefully next year, as we return to some sort of normality, PE will take its usual course of large events and competitions, which is one thing I am looking forward to the most.
Have a fantastic summer, keep safe and stay active!