On Your Marks…
Sporty Nursery Children Shine Just Like The Sun
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the Nursery Sports Day on Wednesday. Under clear skies and in beautiful sunshine, parents gathered to watch their children show amazing agility and speed as they took part in a variety of races that demonstrated some of the skills they have been developing throughout the year. All the children in Nursery took part, even the youngest two year olds from The Den, and it was wonderful to see the excitement and enthusiasm the children showed as they raced along the track in front of their proud parents. Sports day is a very special event for the Nursery teachers too, as it shows how far the children have come over the course of the year, not just in terms of their physical development but also in their confidence, resilience and determination to be the best they can be.
Sam Forster, Head of Nursery
Reception Prove That They Are Really Good Sports
Brim full of enthusiasm, the Reception children were keen to show their parents what they have been learning in their games lessons as they were put through their paces on sports day. The eager participants used their reflective learning muscles when participating in the long jump and cricket-ball throwing; after their opening efforts, they reviewed and edited their techniques to try to claim an even greater distance. With an encouraging audience of peers and parents, the children rose to the challenge of being the best they can be, many jumping and throwing further than ever before. When taking to the track, the speed of the little legs impressed everyone as the children raced against each other in a 50m sprint before bounding over the hurdles with carefully-refined techniques. The house relay rounded off a busy morning, requiring collaboration between the children to ensure that they worked effectively together when competing against each other. The cheers from the sidelines clearly gave the children the extra encouragement that they needed as they all showed great resilience during an exciting morning. It certainly was a super sports day for everyone involved.
Georgie Hunter, Head of Reception
Eager Year 1 Athletes Revel In Healthy Competition
What a joy sports day is! Little eager athletes charging down the track, cheerfully leaping over hurdles, jumping into the pit and powerfully throwing. The final event, the house relay, is always an exciting, hotly-contested event and this year was no exception. It was a close race with Ash triumphing to the cheers of the spectators. Wonderful grit and determination was on show today as all the children performed to the very best of their abilities, whether naturally gifted athletes or not. It’s always so heart-warming to see the children offer comforting words of support and cheering loudly for each other. The self-confidence that has been developed and nurtured by the sports teachers week on week was so evident in today’s performances; everyone had a go and everyone tried their best. The Year 1 teachers are incredibly proud of all of the children.
Kerri Wilkes, Year 1 Class Teacher
Practice Makes Perfect For Year 2 On Sports Day
The playground has been a hive of activity for the past couple of weeks in the build-up to the much-anticipated Sports Day. Tension mounted, pulses raced and thunderous footsteps pounded round the playground as young athletes pushed themselves to run that split second faster or jump that millimetre further. As a result of all their training, under the watchful eye of Mrs Oecken and the sports team, and because they have gone that extra mile with their practice and their determination, the Year 2 children covered themselves in glory in every event of what turned out to be another fantastic sports day. What’s more, the children were cheered on by a large and enthusiastic group of mums and dads. Well done, everyone!
Sophie Delacombe, Year 2 Class Teacher
Best Feet Forward As Year 3 Sign Off In Style
Year 3 children put their best feet forward on Friday as they took to the athletics track for their final Brookham sports day. And it’s safe to say that they bowed out in style ahead of their move up to Highfield in September. Competition was fierce but healthy as the children showed their amazing agility, speed and expertise in multiple disciplines, including sprinting, hurdling and long jump. But it wasn’t all about winning, far from it, and it was delightful to see the throng of watching mums and dads cheering on all of the competitors to the very end while the children themselves were incredibly supportive of each other. Well done, Year 3!
Charlie Millsom, Head of Year 3