Our school has volunteered to be part of the ‘Reclaim Sport’ kit collection project aimed at recycling unwanted sports equipment through a collection point at school. The kit and equipment will then be distributed and put to good use for disadvantaged individuals and organisations, with the simple aim of helping more people access sporting opportunities.
We are currently awaiting our collection crate. This crate will then be used to collect ANY unwanted sports kit from our children, parents/carers, staff and members of the wider community. When it has arrived, we will notify you.
We really hope that you will want to get involved in this campaign!
The KS2 children have gone crazy for rowing before school and at lunch time. They have embraced our new challenge – to collectively row the English Channel by Christmas (20.7 miles) – and have become really competitive, wanting to get to the top of the leader board. If you haven’t tried it yet, get involved!
It’s Year 4’s turn for gymnastics on a Wednesday lunchtime with Miss Clifton, starting this Wednesday, 19th October and running for 3 sessions. (19th October & 2nd, 9th November). The session runs from 12.15-12.45pm in the hall. Please go straight to dinner and meet Miss Clifton promptly in the hall just before 12.15pm. If you are interested in attending please either speak to Mr Steadman directly or leave a comment on the Sports Blog.
Miss Clifton will then be selecting 6 children from Year 3 & 4 (3 boys & 3 girls) to represent our school at the School Games gymnastics competition at Shenley Academy. Good luck!
We organised football matches against two local schools for our girl’s teams during Girls Football Week. These provided all our girls who attend the after school club with invaluable opportunities to experience friendly competition to prepare us for the season ahead. Our games against St Michael’s CE Primary School were attended by Kerys Harrop and Emily Westwood from Birmingham City Ladies FC who were impressed the skills, commitment and teamwork on display from both teams.
Great to see the children leading and officiating their own games on the MUGA this week, demonstrating sportsmanship, teamwork and respect. Here is a great idea – ‘ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS’ to see who kicks off the game.
Girls Football Week 2016 has kicked off at Four Dwellings with great engagement and enthusiasm during girls only lunch-time football sessions on the MUGA. Many of the girls are new to football and have expressed an interest in taking part in regular football activity at school. They have now been invited to join the girls’ football club after school taking place every Monday. If you are interested in taking part in this club, please speak to Mr Steadman. We are also playing two friendly matches against Our Lady of Fatima and St Michaels during the week – reports and pictures to follow!
The children are currently having great fun playing the ‘Quick sticks’ format as part of the new hockey club at Four Dwellings. The children have been learning basic skills and using them in fast, combination play. Many thanks Mr Loveridge, our visiting hockey specialist from King Edward VI Aston School, for passing on your knowledge and expertise, and helping us prepare for our upcoming competition.
Our parents have been curious to try out our new ‘Concept 2’ rowing machines and quickly became quite competitive! Watch out for our new challenge!
We offer a fun weekly keep fit session for parents (and toddlers!) to work up a bit of a sweat. We have a enthusiastic group of parents who attend regularly but we are always seeking to new parents to attend. Every Thursday, 9.00-10.ooam in the hall then enjoy a cup of coffee in the community room.
Even though this took place in July, I would like to share some more fantastic pictures from the Nursery Sports Day 2016. A fantastic and memorable day!