This afternoon we were fortunate to have considerable success at the annual Town Sports event at King’s Park stadium. The children took part in a variety of events which included 60m, 75m, 150m, 600m, long jump and ball throw.
We were incredibly proud of each and every one of our children, who were a real credit to our academy. Of particular note were the successes of Ellie, who achieved a gold medal for the 600m event, and Frankie, who achieved a third place time in the 75m. This achievement means that these two children are now eligible for county events.
Year 4 pupils in 4B, 4L and 4D held a performance to showcase their drumming this afternoon. We are very proud of the courage and interdependence that was displayed. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting their efforts. The parents’ performance was great too! We’re looking forward to 4U and 4P’s turn tomorrow!
Congratulations to 4D who have set a new record for the number of weeks that they have won the reading trophy. This week they clocked up 140 reads in their class – excellent news for their fluency rates!
The Year 6 netball teams had a friendly with Kinson Primary this week and performed extremely well to win both matches. Olivia, captain of one of the teams, stated, “It was great that we were all working together and I was pleased to score from a long way out.” Harrison added, “It was great that everyone was playing fairly and that we were evenly matched. It was a tough game!”
We are so proud of our pupil who cut her hair in support of the Little Princess Trust. This charity supports children who have lost their hair due to illness. Not only has she raised £250, but her hair will now be made into wigs for other children.
There are lots of signs of new life in the QPA garden! Mrs Moore and Mrs Robertson are hard at work with their teams growing both flowers and vegetables. Edible produce will be making its way to the kitchen for Mrs Powell to use during cookery classes, once ready. The new shed is also now being used every day – our thanks go to our wonderful PTA for their financial support to enable its purchase.
Well done to all participants in the football matches yesterday at Manorside. The Year 3/4 team gained a win whilst the Year 5/6 team were beaten. All players showed grit and inter-dependence throughout. Many thanks to Manorside Academy for hosting and we look forward to our next encounter!