4th – 8th June 2018
Ten pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in the annual Bikeability training sessions provided by the council. These sessions are free to schools and provide an opportunity for children to learn how to ride safely on the roads. Another key aim is to encourage more people to cycle to school and work rather than travel in cars.
Over the course of the summer term, Year 6 have been enrolled in a Young Leaders' Award, through the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. The Young Leaders' Award is a special citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community, whilst developing key leadership skills at the same time. It is separated into different awards, according to the age of the children. The Key Stage 2 Award has an exciting and interactive set of materials where children follow the story of a character called 'Archie Bishop' to learn about key leadership skills, grow in character and have a practical opportunity to volunteer, help or reach out to those in their local community.
On Monday afternoon, the Year 5 and Year 6 children hosted the annual Young Enterprise Fair in the school playground. There were eight teams who had each made a product or were offering a service to the parents and other children in the school. These products and services included monster bookmarks, squidgy toys, face paints and nail varnishing. The fair was a great success and each team was able to report a profit.
Friday 8th June 2018
This event was really for Year 4, but Weston Green School have 20 children in Year 4. We decided to include our Year 3 so that the competitive opportunities could be shared by many more.
All children were split into mixed ability teams of five and rotated around different events. They ran a 50m sprint, completed a distance run of 400m, threw a ball and performed a standing long jump. This was followed by a 50m shuttle relay race with each team competing at the same time.
ILG Athletics – Friday 11th May 2018
The first ever ILG Athletics event was held at The Sir Mo Farah Track in Teddington. Six schools in the Inspired Learning Group participated, sending teams made up of Under 9 Boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Boys and Under 11 Girls. We took sixteen very excited athletes on the minibus and were confident that we would put in a good performance. The children competed in track and field events.
During trips week, the Year 3 class visited Butser Farm, an ancient site in the heart of Hampshire. The children all had a wonderful time learning about the archaeological reconstructions of ancient buildings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon period. They had a chance to feel what it is like to be an archaeologist digging up artefacts from the past, as well as make jewellery and clay pots.
In Trips week, Year 6 spent a wonderful few days on the north coast of France, near the picturesque village of Le Touquet. We travelled by coach and took the Eurostar, which was very fast and meant that we had maximum time in France to enjoy ourselves. We visited many places including an aquarium, a chocolate factory and a snail factory. Lots of Year 6 children bravely tried the snails too!
From 14th-16th May, Year 5 spent three action-packed days visiting the wonderful Juniper Hall, nestled at the bottom of Box Hill in Surrey. Upon arrival, the children had to make their own beds for the night. This was followed by an orienteering treasure hunt and a night walk. Day two began at 7am. Everyone had to make their own packed lunch and eat breakfast, before setting some mammal traps and building survival shelters in the woods.
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