A big well done to four members of our staff who recently took on the challenge to walk or run the equivalent number of miles to journey from Lands End to John O’Groats. It took Miss Horne, Miss Jaspal, Ms Salmon and Mrs Greggor a year to complete the challenge to walk 874 miles. What a great example of perseverance and hard work!
Football Success for Logan
A massive well done to Logan in Giraffes, who has confirmation that following his successful trial he is now part of the Under 7’s ITFC Elite Player Development Centre. Well done Logan, this is an amazing opportunity and we are all extremely proud of your achievement. We cannot wait to hear of many more successes to come
Paralympic Week – 4th - 8th October 2021
This week pupils across Years 1-6 have enjoyed learning about and have participated in their Paralympic and inclusive inspired PE lessons. Mr Jordan began the week with a Paralympic themed assembly in which he introduced pupils to the history and values of the Paralympic Games. Throughout the week, pupils have been taking part in some of the following Paralympic lessons: Boccia, New Age Kurling, Archery, Goalball and Seated Volleyball. The aim of Paralympic week is to provide pupils with the opportunity to experience Paralympic activities, whilst also providing them with a greater appreciation of the skill level required by the Paralympic athletes to successfully perform their events. Additionally, it also provides pupils with the underlying message that with hard work, determination, perseverance and courage we are able to overcome our barriers and challenges to achieve our very best. Finally, links can also be made to UNRC Article 23: If I am disabled mentally or physically, I have the right to special care and education to help me develop and lead a full life.
Virtual London Marathon 2021
A huge well done to Mrs Greggor who successfully ran the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday. This involved running from Martlesham via Kesgrave to Rushmere, then all around Ipswich and back to Martlesham via Bucklesham! This is not the first time Mrs Greggor has completed a marathon as she has run the London Marathon before as well as the Edinburgh Marathon. What an amazing achievement! We are very proud of you! Mrs Greggor has a message for each of us: “IF YOU BELIEVE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT!”
School Games Mark Framework 2020/21
Unfortunately, due to Government restrictions and lockdowns, this year we haven’t been able to attend the usual vast array of School Games competitions, festivals and events. However, to ensure that pupils remain active and fully engaged in the Schools Games provision, a number of Virtual Challenges have taken place instead. As result, we are very proud to announce that after all our hard work and effort within PE this year that as a school we have received the School Games Mark Framework 2020/21. This award has been presented to us in recognition for our engagement in the School Games provision throughout the year. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all of our pupils that have been involved in any of Virtual PE Challenges, both in school and as part of ‘at home’ learning. We would also like to thank staff for their effort in supporting the delivery of the Virtual events, and lastly to parents/carers for all of your continued support.
Sports for Schools GB Athletes Visit Continued
On Monday we were again extremely lucky to be visited by two GB Athletes – 2 times GB Paralympic Skier and World Water Skiing Champion Sean Rose and exprofessional footballer, and former ITFC player, Ian Miller. There was a real excitement amongst the pupils and staff ahead of the visit and the day definitely did not disappoint! As with previous visits, each class from EYFS to Year 6 took part in a short, high energy, fitness session with the athletes. The Year 5 bubble was also treated to yet another truly inspirational assembly. During the assembly, Sean told the pupils about his life and how, despite his accident which left him paralysed, he has overcome a number of barriers to achieve his dreams and ambitions. To ensure that none of our pupils missed out on the motivational message of ‘never giving up’ and ‘always reaching for your dreams’, each class was given the opportunity of watching a recording of Sean’s assembly. This was yet again a fantastic and inspiring opportunity for our pupils to work and interact with professional athletes. Another truly memorable and inspirational day!
Sports for Schools GB Athlete Visit
We are all very excited to welcome back GB Paralympic athlete Sean Rose who will be visiting the school on Monday 21st June. During Sean’s last visit in 2019, the pupils and staff were truly inspired by his message of perseverance, hard work and a positive outlook on life. Sean was paralysed following a skiing accident, however, did not let this stop him becoming a 2 x Team GB Paralympian in skiing. Sean is also a World Champion in skiing and water skiing, winning Britain’s first ever Ski World Cup gold medal and retiring as Britain’s most successful alpine ski racer.
As with the previous visit, Sean will be conducting a 10-minute fitness session with each class (Reception through to Year 6). Sean will also be leading two inspiring assemblies for two separate year group bubbles during the day.
To ensure that none of our pupils miss out, the assembly will be recorded for all pupils to see. To help the day run smoothly, we ask that ALL pupils come to school in their PE kit on Monday 21st June 2021.
Finally, to celebrate the day pupils will be able to purchase wristbands. These will be available to buy before school on that day from the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds or after school at the Waterford Road Gate for the prices below. Please do ensure you keep to social distancing procedures whilst purchasing these items.
Blue Sports for Schools Bands £1.00 each
Red Athletes Printed Signature Bands £3.00 each
We are very much looking forward for yet another inspiration experience for our pupils and staff!
Walking to School Week Results
Well done to everyone who took part in the ‘Walk to School Week’ challenge last week. It was amazing to see so many of our pupils enjoying the daily activities, as well as their excitement to place their daily sticker on their class wallchart. It was also fantastic to hear that a number of families opted to park their cars further away from school and walk the final part of their journey into school. As a result, an impressive 75% of our pupils walked to school last week!
To add an additional competitive element to the week, Mr Jordan set an extra challenge to see which classes would be the most active and walk to school the most throughout the week. Mr Jordan presented class certificates (Bronze, Silver and Gold) to the top three classes within each key stage. Well done to the following classes:
Mr Jordan’s Half Term PE Challenge
To help keep pupils active over half term, Mr Jordan has set the next ‘at home’ PE challenge for pupils to take part in. The theme of this challenge is Athletics and includes six athletics-based activities to take part in throughout the week. All of the details of the challenge can be found in the ‘Mr Jordan’s PE Challenges’ folder on the website: https://www.whcps.org/mr-jordans-pe-challenges/ As with previous PE challenges, we would really like to celebrate pupils’ efforts and engagement in the challenge on the PE page of the school website. Therefore, please feel free to send any photos or videos of your child completing one or more of the athletics challenges throughout the week to email@example.com.
Bee Netball Camp
We know many of our pupils enjoy playing netball during their PE lessons and after school clubs. Therefore, we have been provided information for an upcoming ‘BEE Netball Camp’ which is taking place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, during the Half Term. The activity camp is aimed at children in Years 3-6. If you think this is something your child may be interested in, you can email the organisers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book a space.
National Walk to School Week
Monday marks the start of Walk to School Week (Monday 17th May – Friday 21st May 2021). To acknowledge this national initiative, we will be taking part in the Keep Moving Suffolk Walking Challenge. As a result, we would like to encourage you and your child to walk to school for the whole week. If you live too far to walk, maybe you could use public transport or even consider parking the car and walking the last 5 minutes into school. An activity booklet with daily fun activities to complete on the way to school and a set of stickers will be provided to each pupil. Additionally, each class will be provided with a visual wallchart and daily reward stickers to track their class participation in the challenge. Which class will be the most active?
Local Netball Camp
Suffolk Rockets are offering children in Years 3-6 the opportunity to take part in their popular BEE Netball Camp. The event takes place on Tuesday 6th April 2021 (during the Easter Holidays) from 9.30am – 11.30am. Please see details below if you are interested. You will need to contact them directly on email@example.com to reserve a space.
OneLife Suffolk Half Term Activities – 15th - 19th February 2021
In the half term holiday next week, OneLife Suffolk are again offering a timetable of virtual activities which your child may be interested in taking part in. The activities planned are as follows:
Monday 15th February – Live Cook-along at 5.00pm
Tuesday 16th February – Breakfast Boogie with Dance East at 10.00am
Wednesday 17th February – Teen Wellbeing with Yoga at 2.00pm
Thursday 18th February – Martial Arts and 5 Ways to Wellbeing at 1.00pm
Friday 19th February – Jumping Jacks and Snacks at 3.00pm
Please visit https://linktr.ee/OneLifeSuffolkFYP for more information to book a space.
Mr Jordan’s PE Challenge – Virtual Skipping Challenge
Next week (Monday 1st February 2021), Mr Jordan will be uploading the next PE challenge, which will be part one of a three-part challenge. Dan ‘The Skipping Man’ has teamed up with the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games to set up a Key Stage 1 and a Key Stage 2 virtual skipping challenge for everyone to take part in. All of the information and resources you need, including Mr Jordan’s instructional video and, of course Mr Jordan’s attempts, can be found on our website at the following link: https://www.whcps.org/mr-jordans-pechallenges/.
As this is a virtual event, Mr Jordan will be collating pupils’ scores from each of the three parts of the challenge. Key Stage 2 children can submit their score sheets via Google Classroom. Key Stage 1 children can email their scores to Mr Jordan via the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Parts two and three of the challenge will be set over the coming weeks. Please remember that we love to celebrate pupils’ engagement in the PE challenges on the PE page of our website. Therefore, please feel free to send any photos or videos to email@example.com.
Mr Jordan’s PE Challenge - Toilet Roll Keepie Uppie Challenge
It has been amazing to see so many videos and photos of our pupils engaging in this week’s Toilet Roll Keepie Uppie PE Challenge. It definitely looked like everyone had a lot of fun trying! Mr Jordan will be setting further challenges in the weeks to come. A reminder that as well as being sent to children via Google Classroom and Tapestry, the PE challenges can be seen on the school website at the following link: https://www.whcps.org/mr-jordans-pe-challenges/. We would really love to feature pupils’ efforts with the challenges on the school website, so please share videos with us by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘PE with Bluey’
Ipswich Town Football Club’s team mascot ‘Bluey’ has been delivering some live fitness workouts for everyone to enjoy taking part in. The 10-minute videos can be found on ITFC’s YouTube channel at the following link https://youtu.be/-N3G_VohYYI. ITFC hope to add a new episode at least once a week. Have fun!
Park and Stride
Some of you may have noticed the new Suffolk County Council signs which have appeared outside the school recently, encouraging us to think about the way we travel to school, other than using our cars. Popular ideas are to walk, cycle or scoot, but have you thought about ‘Park and Stride.’ Some of us live too far away to walk however, Park and Stride suggests that we drive some of the way to school, park a few streets away and then walk the remaining way. This not only helps to keep the streets around the school much quieter and safer at school times, but reduces the air pollution and helps us get some exercise. Why not give it a try?
Paralympic Week – 5th - 9th October 2020
This week pupils have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our annual Paralympic week. During PE lessons throughout this week, pupils have swapped their normal PE curriculum to take part in some of the following Paralympic sports/activities: Archery, Boccia, Goalball, New Age Curling. Seated Volleyball and team building activities. The aim of our Paralympic athletes to successfully perform their events. Additionally, it also provides pupils with the underlying message that with hard work, determination, perseverance and courage we are able to overcome our barriers and challenges to achieve our very best.
Sports for Schools GB Athlete Visit Continued
On Friday 2nd October 2020, we were again extremely lucky to have a COVID-safe visit from GB athlete Gianni Frankis, along with Sports Sportsivator and former ITFC player, Ian Miller. GB hurdler Gianni (World and European Youth Bronze medallist and U23 European Silver medallist) spent time with our Year 4 classes. Each class was treated to a truly inspirational and engaging assembly, followed by a question and answer session and then a short fitness session. The main concept of the visit was to provide the pupils with a chance to be inspired by a GB athlete. It was also a fantastic way of kick starting our Paralympic themed PE lessons this week. To ensure that none of our pupils missed out on the motivational message of ‘never giving up’ and ‘always trying your best’ each class was given the opportunity of watching a recording of Gianni’s assembly. As always, memories were made and an inspiring take home message was shared that will stay with our pupils for years to come!
Sports for Schools GB Athlete Visit
We are very excited to again welcome a visit from a GB athlete into school on Friday 2nd October 2020. Gianni Frankis (World and European Youth Bronze medallist and U23 European Silver medallist) will be meeting with some of our class bubbles to conduct Covid-safe inspirational assemblies, 10 minute fitness sessions and Q&A sessions. This will again be a fantastic way to help us launch our annual Paralympic Week (5th – 9 th October), where we will be having Paralympic inspired PE lessons. Due to the current Covid situation, our visiting athlete will unfortunately be unable to work with all year groups, but will be with the class bubbles in Year 4. However, to ensure that none of our pupils miss out, Gianni will be recording a personalised and engaging inspirational assembly for all our pupils. We are looking forward for yet another inspirational experience for our pupils and staff.
Back to School, Back to Health Campaign
OneLife Suffolk have begun a campaign to encourage us all to eat well, move more, sleep better and connect with our family and friends (within current Government guidelines). They have set ten challenges which can be done in any order and completed over the next five weeks. After each challenge is completed you can call them on 01473 718193 or fill in an online form on their website and you will then receive a sticker. For anyone who completes all ten challenges they will be entered into a prize draw to win a Fitbit for each member in the family. Why not give it a go with your family?
You can find more information at the following link:
Girls Football Taster Session
Norwich City Football Club are offering a chance for local girls aged 6-16 a chance to join them for an Open Training Session on Tuesday 22nd September at Whitton Sports Center. It is free of charge and an excellent opportunity to receive some coaching and learn more about their training programme. If you are interested please contact email@example.com.
Sport Relief Update 2020
A big thank you to everyone for getting “sporty” for this year’s Sports Relief. I was lovely to see both pupils and staff getting “sporty” dressing in either their favourite sports clothes or their favourite sport. After the initial count, and with more money to be collected, we managed to raise close to £400.
Throughout the day, each class took part in Mr Jordan’s Sports Relief Daily Mile Challenge. During the 15 minute challenge classes competed against each other to achieve the most average number of laps. Mr Jordan was very impressed with the efforts shown by each class throughout the challenge. A massive well done the following winning classes from each competition:
Competition 1 (EYFS) = Seahorses
Competition 2 (Yr1 & 2) = Cobras
Competition 3 (Yr3 & 4) = Rabbits
Competition 4 (Yr5 & 6) = Lemurs
Each winning class will be rewarded with a non-school uniform day to celebrate their victories. Thank you all again for your efforts to a good cause!
Sport Relief 2020
Please note we will be fundraising for Sport Relief this year. On Friday 13th March, children are invited to come into school dressed in ‘sporty’ clothes for a suggested donation of £1.00. During the day each class will be competing against each other in a Daily Mile challenge. Which class will achieve the most number of laps? We hope to raise lots of money for such a good cause!
Girls Wildcat Football Taster Session
On Monday 20th January 2020, 22 girls from Years 3-6 took part in a Girls Football Taster Session run by FA qualified coaches, Rebecca Bolton and Kirsty Smith from Wildcats. The initiative was launched by the FA to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be more involved in football. It was clear from the fun and engaging session that the girls really enjoyed this opportunity to develop their football skills. An email sent to Mr Jordan following the session thanked the school for allowing Wildcat Coaches to come and work with the girls. Another aim of the session was to provide our pupils with links to girl’s football sessions and clubs outside of school. Therefore, if any of the girls are interested in attending football sessions, Whitton Sports Centre hosts Whitton Wildcat Sessions on Thursdays. Sessions run between 4pm = 5pm and cost just £3.00 per child or free with an iCard. For more information please visit the Ipswich Fit website: https://www.ipswichfit.co.uk/ssewildcats.
ITFC Match day ‘School of the Day’
As a school we were kindly donated 75 sets of tickets for the Ipswich Town Football Match on Saturday 25th January 2020. A draw took place and we were thrilled to see so many of the children had such a lovely time. For many of them this was their first football match and they were warmly welcomed by ITFC. A big thank you to them for making Whitehouse the ‘School of the Day’.
Football Success for Talia
A big well done to Talia who was recently scouted by Ipswich Town Football Club whilst playing for her football club. As a result, Talia will now be part of the Under 11’s ITFC Elite Girls team. We wish Talia all the very best with this amazing achievement!
Aldi Vouchers Update
A very big thank you to everyone who has helped us collect the ‘Aldi’s Kit for Schools’ vouchers. As a result, we have managed to complete one of the posters and are well on the way to completing a second. With the campaign ending soon, we would love to be able to complete and send off both posters to help increase our chances of winning the prize. Please help us in a final push to collect as many vouchers as possible. Thank you again for all your support.
Save the Date - Sports Day 2020
We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual sports day. Due to the increase in the number of children within the school we have decided to hold three events:
Reception, Year 1/2 – Friday 26th June 2020 (Morning)
Year 3/4 – Friday 26th June 2020
Year 5/6 – Friday 3rd July 2020
Full details of each event will follow at a later date.
Aldi's Kit for Schools Progress
We are nearly there! A massive thank you to everyone that has helped us to collect the Aldi kit for schools stickers. We only need 18 more to complete our poster. The promotion ends at the start of November, so please keep collecting for us.
Cross Country News
Following on from her impressive 3rd place finish at last years IPSSA Cross Country event, we were extremely pleased that Isabel was chosen to represent Ipswich and Suffolk School Games Cross Country team in the Area Championships. The championships were held at the Royal Hospital School on Thursday 10th October. Isabel finished her race in 70th place, out of a very strong field of more than 300 runners. Well done Isabel, a very impressive performance!
Football Success for Preston
A big well done to Preston who has had confirmation that he is now part of the Norwich U11’s Football Elite. Preston has worked extremely hard to secure his place within the team and the reports from the coaches are all very positive. Preston’s first school holiday match will be against Luton U11’s Elite. We wish Preston the very best of luck.
New Football Kit and WHCPS Team Jacket
We are very excited by the arrival of our new WHCPS team jacket and football kit. The WHCPS team jackets will be worn by pupils representing the school during our Level 2 (inter-school) competitions and events. The football kit will also be worn by both the boys and girls football teams when they are representing the school. We are sure you will agree that the children will look very smart and professional in their new kit! A big thank you to The Black Tiles Restaurant and Bar, Martlesham for sponsoring our football kit.
Aldi’s Kit for School - September 2019
Sport Games Award
We are proud to announce that after all our hard work and effort with PE this year we have successfully been awarded with a Gold Sports Mark Award. The Sports Mark award is given to schools based upon their levels of participation and opportunities within sport and PE offered and organised by the school. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank every child that has been involved in any of the after-school sports clubs and/or has represented the school in fixtures and competitions. We would also like to thank staff that have given their own time and efforts to support this year’s PE provision, and lastly to parents/carers for all of your continued support in taking your children to fixtures and for supporting everyone.
Onelife Suffolk Bronze Award
Throughout the year we have been working closely with OneLife Suffolk. They have supported the school on curriculum days and a number of assemblies to provide our children with important information about how to keep themselves fit and healthy. They have also been working with Mr Jordan to help provide our pupils with additional opportunities through our extensive after-school sports clubs. The OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle after-school club delivered to KS2 pupils this year was a big success. As a result of our hard work and collaboration we were delighted to receive a Bronze Health and Wellbeing Excellence Award from OneLife Suffolk.
Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids – Sunday 23rd June 2019
On Sunday Preston took part in, and completed, the Race for Life, Cancer Research – Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids Obstacle Race at Trinity Park. A fantastic achievement for an equally fantastic charity. Well done Preston!
Preston’s Football Tour Success
It has been a very busy few sporting weeks for one of our Year 5 pupils! During the recent half term, Preston attended a football tour with his football team Witnesham Wasps. At the end of the tour Preston was awarded a trophy by his manager for ‘Managers Player of the Year’. Preston’s hard work and skills were also recognised by the opposing teams, as he also received a certificate for the ‘Opposition Fans’ Favourite’. To finish the tour off Preston, along with his teammates, was presented with a medal by former professional footballer and MBE Gary Mabbott. No sooner had Preston arrived back from one tour he was off on another. This time Preston was representing his second football club Norwich RDP on a 3 stadium tour. At the end of the tour Preston was one of only four, out of 54 players aged 9-15 years old, to be rewarded with an Arsenal polo top for going ‘above and beyond’ with his efforts and behaviour during the tour.
Bikeability – 25th - 26th June 2019
This week 11 of our Year 5 pupils took part in a Suffolk County Council lead cycling training course known as ‘Bikeability’. Throughout the course pupils were taught, and assessed, on their cycling skills and safety. The pupils demonstrated their skills during off road/playground activities (level 1), before continuing their training by cycling on quiet local roads (Level 2). A massive congratulations goes to all of the pupils for passing their Level 1 award. Unfortunately, a clash with the Mersea residential trip meant that not all of the pupils were able to continue into the second day to complete their Level 2. However, a further congratulations goes to the 4 pupils that were able to achieve their Level 2 award. Following the success of this year’s Bikeability, Mr Jordan has already spoken to the instructors to secure dates for next year!
Alton Water Race – Sunday 19th May 2019
Congratulations to one of our Year 5 pupils, Oscar, who took part in the Alton Water Race at the weekend. Oscar ran in the 2K race and finished in a very impressive 29th place. This is an amazing result when considering that approximately 300 other competitors also ran the 2k race. A fantastic achievement. Well done Oscar
Year 4-6 OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle Club (Summer Term)
Throughout the year we have been lucky enough to have staff from OneLife Suffolk in school to deliver a 6 week after school programme to pupils across KS2. The OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle after school club has provided pupils with a fun way to learn about different ways to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils have taken part in a number of engaging and interactive activities such as healthy wrap making, healthy food tasting, discovering how much sugar is in our favourite drinks, and fun active games, to name but a few. This week the Year 5 and 6 pupils thoroughly enjoyed creating their healthy wraps and tasting some delicious fruits. The after school club was used as a pilot scheme by OneLife Suffolk and due to its popularity and success within our school will now be rolled out to other local schools. We are currently in talks with OneLife Suffolk to continue with the club next year. A massive well done to everyone that has taken part in the OneLife Suffolk club throughout the year, and also a big thank you to parents/carers for all your support and cooperation.
We are proud to have joined over 8,000 schools and nurseries in becoming a registered Daily Mile School! Since the start of the Summer Term, classes have enjoyed taking part in the 15 minute mile during the school day. Whether pupils walk, jog or run, one of the main purposes of the mile is to get the children out of their seats to become more active, fitter and healthier. Additionally, the mile is used as a tool to help break up the school day providing pupils with an opportunity to improve their ability to concentrate within the classroom. It has been amazing to see so many classes, and staff, enjoying taking part in the mile. It has also been pleasing to hear that so many of our children are reaping the benefits of the miles in and outside of the classroom.
GB Athlete Visit Continued
On Monday 4th March, we were extremely lucky to be treated to a visit from GB athletes Sean Rose (2x Paralympic World Water Skiing Champion) and Gianni Frankis (World and European Youth Bronze Medallist and U23 European Silver Medallist). There was a definite buzz around the school amongst both teachers and pupils, as each class from EYFS to Year 6 took part in a short fitness session with the athletes. The children enjoyed an amazing and engaging assembly from Sean. Sean’s story about how he was paralysed and is now a wheelchair user really moved pupils and staff. However, his positive outlook on life following his accident, and the perseverance he continues to show was truly inspiring. It was a fantastic way to begin our Paralympic themed week. Memories and an inspiring take home message that will stay with our children for years to come!
GB Athletes Visit 2019
To kick start our Paralympic Week we are very excited, and extremely lucky, to have two GB athletes visiting our school on Monday 4th March. The athletes will be conducting 30 minute inspirational assemblies to both KS1 and KS2, as well as 10 minute fitness sessions for each class (Reception – Year 6) throughout the day. The two athletes visiting the school are:
Sean Rose – Wheelchair User and two times Team GB Paralympian (Skiing). Sean is ex-military (pilot) and is also a Skiing and Water Skiing World Champion.
Gianni Frankis – Hurdler. Gianna has represented GB and has won Bronze at the World and European Youth Championships, and a Silver at the U23 European Championships.
To help the day run smoothly, we ask that pupils come to school in their PE kit on Monday. Pupils can wear their PE kits all day, ready to take part in their fitness sessions with the athletes. Can we remind parents/carers that the PE kit comprises of their red Whitehouse logo t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a black sweatshirt. Please ensure that PE kits are returned back to school on Tuesday for pupils PE lessons during the remainder of the week.
This will not only be a fantastic way to begin our Paralympic Week, but will also be a very inspiring day for all of our pupils and staff!
Paralympic Week – 4th - 8th March 2019
Following the success of last year, next week (4th March – 8th March 2019) sees the return of Paralympic Week. During PE lessons throughout the week, pupils will participate in a number of inclusive and Paralympic activities. These activities will include New Aged Kurling, Boccia, Goalball, Seated Volleyball and Team Building Activities. The aim of Paralympic Week is to provide pupils with greater appreciation of the skill level required by the Paralympic athletes to successfully perform their events. Additionally, it also provides pupils with the message that with hard work, determination, perseverance and courage we are able to overcome our barriers and challenges to achieve our very best.
Year 3 OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle Club (Spring Term 1)
Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in their OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle After-School Club this half term. The children have had great fun learning about different ways to lead a healthy life. The Year 3's have taken part in an array of interactive activities such as making healthy wraps, tasting foods, discovering how much sugar is in our favourite drinks and fun active games, to name but a few. They each received a certificate and a OneLife Suffolk ‘goodie’ bag for completing the 6 week club. A big thank you to Parents/Carers for supporting the club by attending a brief information sessions during week 3 and week 6. The children loved sharing with them what they had been learning during each session.
Healthy Tips for Good Attendance
During Mondays assembly (22nd January 2018), KS1 and KS2 pupils learnt some important tips on how to improve their attendance by being in school every day, on time. They found out that leading a healthy lifestyle, by being physically active, eating healthily, adopting good personal habits, as well as good all-round hygiene enables the body to stay fit and healthy and keep the bugs away. This in turn will help pupils be able to attend school every day. To help pupils remember the healthy tips discussed during the assembly the following leaflet has been produced.
New OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle Club
We are excited to announce that starting in the Spring Term (2018/19), we will be collaborating with OneLife Suffolk to provide pupils with a brand new and exciting club! This fun and interactive club will allow pupils, and parents, the opportunity to understand how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils will be involved in exploring topics such as healthy eating, how to become more active, what is in my drink?, and the importance of breakfast. Pupils will explore these topics in a practical and interactive way, from fruit and vegetable tasting, to making their own healthy snack, the pupils will learn the importance of making the right lifestyle choices. Further details will be available in due course.
London Bridges Challenge 2018
On Sunday 30th September, Sophie took part in the London Bridges Challenge. She had to cross 12 bridges along the River Thames starting at Battersea and finishing at Tower Bridge. She managed to raise £235 for Diabetes UK. Well done Sophie, this is a fabulous achievement.
Great North Run 2018
Well done to Chloe and Taylor for taking part in The Great North Run on Saturday 8th September 2018. Chloe completed 4 Km in 29 minutes and 53 seconds and Tayla completed 1.5 Km in 9 minutes and 39 Seconds. Congratulations to you both – we are all very proud of you.