The children have been practising their drumming skills and made two wonderful Dragon heads for a traditional Dragon Dance through the school. It was definitely difficult not to notice them! What a welcome they received when they visited Nursery and the KS1 and KS2 classrooms. Happy New Year everyone! – or as they say in China – Gung Hay Fat Choy.
The children in Reception were very excited to have Bishop Pat visit our classroom. Bishop Pat was thrilled to see that the children had made special hats (mitres) for the occasion (which they wore all day, and then wore home). It was also very nice to see Fr Sam. The children were delighted with the visit and made our special guests feel very welcome.
Year 4 have been taking part in an exciting Lewisham Cricket Programme where they have received weekly coaching sessions on Wednesdays since the beginning of the Spring Term. This has been a very inspirational and motivational project that has enabled the children to build their confidence in their ability to actively engage with team sports and competently hold and manoeuvre the bat to achieve a more effective strike. They have developed better hand-eye coordination and have improved their bowling and batting skills. The children’s ability to maintain concentration for a prolonged period of time has also helped them to be more settled and focused when completing tasks inside the classroom. Both training coaches Mr Ahmed and Mr Lynch, as well as staff around the school, have been impressed with the children’s good behaviour and enthusiasm for their learning in PE. Well done Year 4!