25 children from KS2 took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition on Monday. Year 6 and 5 were there to compete for a place in the county finals. Year 3 and 4 went in the afternoon for their first taste of athletics against 20 other schools in Furness.
We shall know the full results tomorrow but Year 5 and 6 are currently 3rd out of the 8 Furness finalists. This is based on the running results with the field results still to come. Jacob wrote in his report that Reece and Leven ran like there was no tomorrow.
We know we performed very strongly in the javelin and the speed bounce but we shall have to wait and see. Jacob wrote that Ellis hit the far wall 3 times out of 3 with his javelin. He threw so well that he needed more room. Jack threw his javelin so hard that it hit the wall 6 metres off the ground. It would have carried on for another 10 metres.
Year 3 and 4 will also get their results tomorrow but we couldn’t resist putting some pictures up and saying a massive well done.
On Friday 24th November, the Key Stage Two Choir performed at the Booths Ulverston Dickensian Launch. The choir sang a range of Christmas songs. At the end of their show, the choir were joined by Elsa and Ona from the movie Frozen. They were very pleased to be able to sing ‘Let it go’ with the two characters from Marvellous Events.
Seven Year 6 children went to Furness College this morning to play 6 games of hockey in a tournament. It was bitterly cold (a mere 5 degrees). Because of this, we had to keep warm by jumping about and blowing on our red hands. But at least it wasn’t raining.
This is Holly’s summary of match 1, 3 and 6.
In the first match we got off to a very good start and scored 2 goals in about 3 minutes. Everyone was confident and played very well.
The third match started slower with more equal sides. The last few minutes were extremely tense with some very close shots on goal. It was the best match so far.
Our last match looked like it was going to be the hardest. Yarlside were an extremely good side and it didn’t look like we were going to win this one.
Holly and the team would like to thank Carys’s dad for driving to Barrow as well. These events cannot happen without parental support.
Final result: 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Year 2 have had a busy week making bread as part of our Design and Technology curriculum. They had to follow a recipe closely as a group to make some buns. All the children agreed that the bread was delicious! In Big Writing we wrote instructions on How to Make Bread for other children in the school.
This morning PCSO Izzy Roberts visited school to talk to the children about road safety, as part of road safety week. The children listened attentively and demonstrated an understanding of the need to stay safe. It is really important that they put what they have heard into practice.
Since the early 1990s children and communities in Cumbria have been involved in ‘Boxes of Hope’, a charity that organizes shoeboxes full of gifts to be sent to children in Romania from underprivileged backgrounds. At SJB, the ‘Shoebox Appeal’, as it is commonly known, is given over to Year 6 pupils, parents and friends of the school. Obviously the project cannot run without real generosity on the part of such pupils, parents and friends. This year was no exception and we really would like to say a BIG thank you to all those who contributed. The young children in Romania for whom the shoeboxes are destined may never have received a present before and it is marvellous to do something that can make such a difference to people like this. Thank you all so much!
SJB Year 6 children were present at the forefront of proceedings at Ulverston’s Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12th November 2017. These children joined the contingent of servicemen and women on parade and attended the special church service. They also laid one of several wreaths at the town’s war memorial. This national act of remembrance seems to be increasingly meaningful for British people of all ages; our children certainly understand that our freedom has come at a cost to so many who have fought to protect and preserve it. They truly were a credit to the school throughout the afternoon and demonstrated great respect as the wreaths were laid. Very many thanks to Mrs Heffernan for accompanying the children for this important event.