Gymnastics

Gymnastics Level 2 Competition

On Monday 13th March our Key Steps 2 and Key Step 3 gymnasts took part in the Key Steps Level 2 Competition at Furness Academy.

After eating our lunch early and a short bus ride we arrived at the venue feeling rather nervous. We checked in and a few minutes later we were taken to a small gym where we had a slot to warm up. We used the bar to stretch our muscles and the benches for balance. After a while we were called by the School Games Organiser to take our places by the mats and the vault. All the gymnasts were incredibly nervous. It was a very tense afternoon with lots of superb gymnastics going on in front of the judges. Our teams did incredibly well and although we didn’t win on this occasion, we came very close. The gymnasts did SJB proud and we returned to school absolutely exhausted!! A very big thank you to Mrs Dearden and Mrs Parker for training the gymnasts and to Mrs Kelly who helped on the day.

 

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Year 5 UVHS visit

Year 5 visited UVHS for their first full day at secondary school on Monday.

Mr Butler and the staff at the school had arranged some exciting lessons for the pupils. These included crime solving in the science labs and how to survive a volcanic eruption in geography room.

A firm favourite among almost all of Year 5 was the technology lesson where they learnt about food safety and all made a pizza from scratch. It must also be admitted that this was the favourite lesson of certain members of staff as well!

Lunch was a good time to chat in the dining hall as well as complete tasks all around the school.

At the end of the day, lots of worries had been overcome and now Year 5 know far more about the school itself.

Many thanks to Mr Butler and the UVHS team. Great day!

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Ulverston Swimming Gala

Well done to our 8 SJB swimmers who took part in the swimming competition at Ulverston Leisure Centre last Saturday.

We all had fun and you all pushed yourselves to swim faster than many of you had before. Also a well done to all the other teams and the young man who lost his goggles after diving in but carried on anyway.

A special thank you to Mrs Parker for looking after all the groups on the day.

 

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Learning about Bulgaria in Reception.

We have had a very busy week in Reception. We had Gabriela from the Cumbria Development Education Centre come in and teach us all about spring time in Bulgaria.  We learnt all about ‘Baba Marta Day’ which is a holiday celebrated in Bulgaria on the 1st March.  Gabriela told us the story about ‘Baba Marta’.

We got to look at Martenitas which are small red and white cotton wrist bands or tassels that are worn on your wrist until the blossom appears on the trees. Then the Martenitas are hung on the tree.

We got to write in Bulgarian and see what our name looked like in Bulgarian.

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU! to Gabriela for coming in- we really enjoyed it!

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Experimenting in EYFS!

In Reception we have been looking at the story ‘Ada Twist the Scientist’ by Andrea Beaty. One of the experiments in the book makes a bottle of pop explode! We decided to have a go and see how big our explosion could be! All we used was a bottle of diet cola and some mints and it went pop!

In the story Ada Twist asks lots of ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ questions which we did too!

Why does the bottle explode?

How does it happen?

What is happening inside the bottle? 

We decided to name this experiment the Explosion Potion! 

 

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Emily Mitchell – Y3/Y4

Year 3 and Year 4 were lucky enough to receive a visit from Emily Mitchell from Ulverston Parish Church. Emily talked to us about her role within the church. She discussed some of the jobs that she completes on a day-to-day basis such as visiting schools, running youth groups and working in the community. Emily is one of a number of visitors that Y3 and Y4 have have welcomed during this terms RE lessons.

We would like to say a huge SJB ‘Thank You’ to Emily for her visit.

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NSPCC visit

KS1 and KS2 were visited by a representative of the NSPCC on Tuesday.

A whole school assembly highlighted the importance of children speaking out to trusted adults and the worries which children may have.

Year 5 and 6 then had an hour long workshop where they discussed the issues facing young children today. The children gave very good answers to questions and came up with interesting discussion points.

 

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