During Flexible Friday Crew, we played some traditional playground games such as Tig, Stuck in the Mud, and Piggy in the Middle! Children worked well in a team and supported each other – well done!
This week Yr 5 we’re practising dribbling skills in PE. The children used different parts of their foot to control the ball and enjoyed playing a range of games to develop these skills.
It was certainly a hot one but Year 5 had a wonderful time visiting The Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday! The children took part in an endangered animals workshop learning how and why animals are becoming endangered and what we can do to help. Our highlights were definitely spending time with the wallabies and polar bears.
During crew week, our guiding question was – How can crew be strengthened by acts of service to others? After holding crew sessions, Yr5 decided to litter pick whilst on our walk to Brockadale, visit The Laurels residential home to take gifts and spend time with residents as well as hold a bake sale to raise money for charity.
We are we’re blown away with the amount of donations received across Norton Campus and are excited to share that we raised a whopping £142.70. As a crew, we will decide where this money goes.
As today is National Read A Book Day, Year 3 spent their crew sessions this morning sharing a story. Each crew had a book that they enjoyed reading together with their teachers.
What a first week we have had! 5HJ have visited the infants and shared stories with Yr 2 children, baked mountains of buns for our bake sale, taken part in various team building games including getting extremely soaked and built bridges out of art straws. It’s definitely been a busy week!
On Tuesday, Yr 5 & 6 were given the challenge to complete a 12 km walk to Brockadale Nature Reserve and back. 5HJ supported each other along way and showed huge levels of determination and stamina. The sun was shining and we all had a fabulous time. I can’t wait for the fantastic year ahead! 😊
WOW! What a start year 3 have had to their time at NJS! Since coming through the school gates on Tuesday in brand new blue uniforms, the children have made the entire year three team incredibly proud with how they have adapted to life in the juniors. We have had an action packed week with a number of team building activities and competitions.
On Tuesday, we headed outside and held a mini sports afternoon – we had running races, throwing competitions and even the speed bounce!
We have had lots of fun activities in our morning crew sessions this week. Wednesday saw a very competitive game of dodgeball between Crew Gate and Crew Gracey with all the children showing both amazing determination and sportsmanship. This morning, we were extremely lucky to be joined by a number of year 5 children to do some fabulous buddy reading.
We then headed to the hall as a whole year group for a STEM paper chain competition which the children absolutely knocked out of the park.
We finished the week by looking at acts of kindness. We started by getting out the litterpickers, heading outside and cleaning up the playground. We then headed back inside and baked rice crispy buns to be sold at the Y5 bake sale this afternoon.
I couldn’t have been prouder of this wonderful class who were absolutely amazing during sports day today. It was a hot one but the effort they put in was tremendous! Everyone ran their hearts out and the sportsmanship was great to see, congratulating winners and cheering encouragement to those competing! 🏃♀️🏅🎽🏆
This week, year 3 have begun their preparations for our upcoming sports day in July. Sprints, hurdles, relay and egg and spoon races to name but a few. Not only did all children give it their all in the warm condition but the amount of sportsmanship show was phenomenal! Bring on the competition Miss Gate! 😀