Mrs Kirby's Words Lent Week 9
Fun, friendship and football were the buzz words of a very successful Year 4 short tour at the end last week to the South Coast.
A visit to Reading FC proved to be quite inspirational with boys and girls dreaming of getting their names on shirts and playing in front of 24,000 spectators. Our matches against Orchard Junior School and Ballard School did not quite attract that turnout but everyone played in the mixed team formats with great effort, growing team and individual awareness, plenty of skill and most importantly huge amounts of enjoyment. Laser quest, ten pin bowling, our hotel and beach side restaurant were all other locations where the pupils were great ambassadors for the school receiving many compliments along the way. Pleasingly they all recommended that next year’s Year 4 group should go on tour but that Miss Barrett’s and Mr Dryden’s coachpool karaoke voices needed some attention!.
Glorious sunshine greeted more intrepid adventures on Monday. It was fortunate that two large coaches had been organised to take Year 6 on their exciting week to Osmington Bay as the amount of luggage was extraordinary. I was lucky enough to visit the girls on Wednesday (not the best day, weather-wise!) and everyone was having a whale of a time, even if they were a bit wet!
Year 4 got the travel bug and scooted up the M3 to Hampton Court Palace on Wednesday to reinforce and extend their learning in their Tudors topic. It really is a remarkable building and well worth a visit in the holidays.
On Thursday, the U9 & U10 Swimming team swam against Highfield in a friendly swimming Gala whilst Reception were on the hunt for clues as to where their gingerbread men had disappeared to!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Best wishes, Mrs Kirby
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