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 6 began their Ukulele lessons with Mrs Murray today. These sessions will not only teach the basics of playing a stringed instrument, but will also cover musical notation and inter-dependence when playing as part of an ensemble.
We love it when children rise to a challenge and 4U certainly have! They have smashed the record set last week by 4D by achieving a score of 162 independent reads this week. This means that every child has read at least 5 times during the week. Amazing achievement!
We are all so proud of our Year 6 pupils for their efforts in this week’s tests. Every child tried their hardest during every paper set, focussing throughout and demonstrating their courage, mindfulness and grit. Well done everyone!
This afternoon teams from Manorside, Elm, Kings’s Park and Queen’s Park academies took part in an Ambitions Academies Trust hockey tournament. Our teams performed very well, winning the majority of their matches, and excellent team work was evident from all.
We are really looking forward to being joined in September by pupils from Year 2. To support this transition we have arranged several events, beginning with a joint sports session this week.
Children from Year 3 and Year 2 pupils from Queen’s Park Infant Academy worked exceedingly well together and it was great to start to get to know our future pupils!
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.