Over the past 3 weeks there have been weekly cross country competitions at Godinton House with other local schools. The course was a challenge with long grass and hills to contend with. We entered pupils from Years 3 -6, some competing for the first time for Great Chart School. As always the children showed great sportsmanship and competed to the best of their ability. Unfortunately the second Year 3 and 4 event was postponed due to the rain so we hope the team will get an opportunity to improve their personal bests when it is re-organised.
The Daily Mile is certainly having an impact on the stamina of the children and we had some great results.
In the Year 5 and 6 events Aki won silver and gold medals and Jack and Summer secured two top ten finishes. All of the team either improved their position or their time in the second race -well done!
In the Year 3 and 4 event Oscar secured a silver medal and there were top ten finishes for Francesca, Willow and Harley. The Year 4 boys team took the team trophy -well done!
We are now looking forward to the County Cross Country Finals at Brands Hatch on 23rd November -more details to follow.
Children really enjoyed Mr Nourish’s Birthday Themed Lunch on the 3rd October and some children were lucky enough to win a prize, thank you for supporting the school in this. Please click here to see the photos.
Last week children had a visit from Mr Nourish. He was
telling them about healthy lunches and also about his upcoming 16th
birthday party on Thursday 3rd October. Children can take
part in designing the best birthday card competition. All cards need to be
handed in to the catering team by 2nd October. Child’s name and
class needs to be clearly marked.
Roarrrrr!!!!!! To start our exciting topic on dinosaurs , we had a visit from the Natural History Museum from London. Year one got the chance to meet and ride on some of their favourite dinosaurs. Dino girl brought the history of dinosaurs to life. The children became Palaeontologist and dug for bones, they made their own fossils and even held a Diplodocus tooth which was over 65 million years old. The children had the most amazing time holding a fossilised egg shell and they even got to hold fossilised Dinosaur poo. It was a great way to start our topic.
All the children had a great day competing in the events, thank you to the Friends’ Association for selling refreshments and all the staff for their hard work. We hope you all enjoyed watching the children compete. Please click here to see the photos
warriors set a garden competition for each year group. The aim was each Year
group to grow fruit and vegetables that could be used in the school kitchen. We
had Mrs Goodyear-a garden expert and the green fingered Mr Beck judge the
plots. It was a very tight competition. Year groups had successfully grown:
strawberries, potatoes, onions, runner beans and cabbages.
much deliberation the winners were Year 5 as their plot was so
bio-diverse . The runner-up were Year 4 for their bright and colour planter.
invited their parents into school, to share an afternoon of physical Activities
play includes activities that use physical movements to allow
children to use their energy, and it gives children the chance
to develop gross and fine motor skills, learn new things and
socialise. Physical play also benefits a child’s health. Fun
was had by all.