During our Healthy Living Week in the Summer Term we were very lucky to have two para athletes visit us. They shared with us their experience of being a professional athlete and the obstacles they have faced being an athlete with a disability. Stu and Lindsey who came to visit us train with the Paralympic British Canoeing Team and Stu had made the time trials to represent the UK in the World Championship competition in Hungary in August. We are all very proud of his achievements and wanted to share with the children the exciting news that he got a bronze medal at the World Championships and it was an incredibly close race as he was only 1 second behind the winner!
On Thursday 4th July Kingsfield School ran their annual football tournament. Five teams entered into the competition and all were very enthusiastic! All teams were mixed with boys and girls and the children had to go through trials and then training to get picked for the team.
The team consisted of children with a range of skills and the more experienced players helped coach and support the more inexperienced players.
All the children worked hard and had many goals on target. The final match of the competition was very close and either team could have won. The children showed passion and commitment throughout all the games.
On Thursday 27th June a team of year 4 children played a friendly football match against Earith School. It was one of the most exciting sporting games of the school year! The children fought like warriors for the whole game, especially in the last quarter. They never gave up and showed fantastic determination and team spirit. The children should be incredibly proud of their achievements and represented the school demonstrating skill and true sportsmanship. We look forward to our next friendly hopefully in the new academic year.
On Thursday 16th May children in years 3 and 4 had a skipping day. Each class had a session teaching the traditional skill of skipping. It was amazing to see the progression through the sessions. At the beginning the majority of children found it quite challenging to be able to skip with a rope. Various coaching tips were given and different work stations were set up to enable children to be able to practise key skills for them to be able to master the skill of skipping. Through the children’s determination and perseverance children improved their personal skipping ability and had lots of fun along the way!
On Friday 29th March, 8 Year 6 children attended the annual Fenland High 5’s event at Cromwell School. The children had been busy training for the event and had made some secret tactics to help keep possession of the ball! The competition took place in stages and after a nervous start we finished with 2 defeats, 2 draws and 2 wins. In the last game all their hard work paid off and goal after goal slid through the net making the team and teachers very proud. The children demonstrated great teamwork and passion, never deflated and always wanting to try and improve on their last performance.
Alongside the excitement of the competition we were also very fortunate to see the arrival of Princess Anne. All matches stopped and the children enthusiastically waved and watched as the helicopter landed on the school field next to the netball courts.
On Monday 11th March KS 1 took part in a Playground Games Activity Day. Each class was involved in a round robin session where there were 5 games set up for them to play and learn. The games the children played were called 'Toilet Flush', 'Beanbag Circle Game', 'Cat and Mouse', 'Octopus' and 'Jack and the Giant'. Some Year 5 children were trained as activity leaders to support each activity. The children had lots of fun working together, learning new games and adapting and following rules to the games to make sure they were fair.