Despite the heat, Eagles had a Wednesday that was packed with sporting activity.
In the morning we attended the lido's fun swimming gala, which saw children racing in teams with inflatables and pool noodles. Will Tingle received a Values award for Self Belief - well done Will!
During the afternoon, we had a short rounders practice on the field, enabling the Stanway teams to have one final chance to build their team ethos.
The evening tournament at Stanway Cricket Club was fantastic, as always. Isbourne Valley School hosted it well - the whole evening ran very smoothly. Gretton took three teams, Isbourne took two and 7-years-in-a-row champions Temple Guiting took one. All three Gretton teams played to the best of their ability, and just as importantly, they worked well in their teams, supporting each other. It was lovely to see the encouragement given by the Eagles children to the Owls children - some of whom were siblings who we drafted in at the last minute to supplement teams.
We were thrilled that Gretton took 1st, 3rd and 5th places. It was a testament to how hard children have worked in rounders this year and I truly believe the respect and support the children show each other had a big part to play.
On Friday, Owls and Eagles had their Bell Boating practise day. We travelled to Fladbury, inbetween Evesham and Pershore, and took a trip down the River Avon. We split into six different crews and spent the morning getting used to the boats and refining our paddling technique. We passed through a lock which was great fun and then enjoyed singing a few songs as we made our way downstream, before turning round to head back for lunch.
In the afternoon, we headed upstream and enjoyed practising a few races in preparation for the upcoming regatta. Everyone had a fantastic day and we managed (mostly) to stay relatively dry!
We have been enthused already with our new topic, At the Seaside! We have been busy making clay fish, seaside mobiles and beautiful shimmery fish. Our display is now complete and created using all of the children's own work. Do pop in and have a look!
Owls have been doing really well with their work on fractions and just to re-enforce that fractions are very useful we split a chocolate bar up. The children had to work hard to spot equivalent fractions and answer questions about which fractions were bigger.
The children have produced some excellent work comparing two fractions using diagrams. We have not always found it the easiest topic in our maths but have persevered and it was worth it for the chocolate. In the end we got 1/30 of a piece each!
Robins celebrated the end of their 'Minibeast' topic with an Ugly Bug Ball dress up day. The day included cooking, sewing, face painting, collage, singing and story telling.