A group of Year 3/4/5/6 children attended the athletics at Branston Community Academy. Their behaviour was excellent and they supported each other well.

Five schools took part and overall the whole team came 2nd.

A competition was run across the whole school. Each class was given 6 seed potatoes to grow.  The Year 6 children won the heaviest total weight and the Reception children had grown the heaviest individual potato.

Parents and families were invited to attend a picnic lunch on the school playing field on Tuesday 11th July, unfortunately after a very dry spell leading up to this date the heavens decided to open forcing us to have our lunches in the classrooms.  It didn’t seem to stop the children’s enjoyment of having their families with them.

After lunch the older children had organised a cake stall, face painting and a few games to play and at the end of this over £200 had been raised for our school allotment.

After the fun of the activities at lunchtime parents were then able to look at their children’s work.

On Thursday 6th July a team of nine year 5 and 6 children went to Branston Community Academy to play in a rounders tournament. This had been postponed earlier in the term due to wet weather; the rearranged date brought quite the opposite! A very warm and still afternoon! We played three games in total, winning two and then losing the last game by half a rounder! The children were disappointed to be so close to winning overall but accepted their second place gracefully! They were an absolute pleasure to take out of school; their behaviour was excellent and they continually supported each other throughout all the games.

 

We are delighted to announce that we have received the Gold School Games Mark Award.  the School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

We are grateful to parents for their support.

Our Year 6 children were invited by Wilmott Dixon to attend a workshop at the Lincoln Transport Hub that taught them how to administer CPR in an emergency.  They enjoyed a treat lunch from the fish and chip van.

We are grateful for the opportunity Wilmott Dixon have offered in supporting the children with this invaluable lesson.  This may, one day, enable one of them to save someone’s life.

Christ’s Hospital Foundation (a Potterhanworth charity) generously donate books to all Year 6 children as they leave our school.

The Y6 children went to Waterstones to choose a fiction book to go alongside the English Dictionary and Foreign Language Dictionary they will also receive.

We are very appreciative of all the support the Trustees of Christ’s Hospital Endowment provide for our school.

During half term, Miss Richardson organised a group of parents, staff and children to help get the allotment tidy, planting, weeding and painting.  A huge thank you to them all for their support with this project and for giving their time so generously.

Thanks to staff for their donations of bricks and paint.

Due to bad weather our sports day had had to be rearranged to Friday 26th May – a day that was so hot, we nearly had to postpone because of the heat! How the British weather changes!

A great day was had by all – juniors competed in the morning and infants competed in the afternoon.  The year 6 were pivotal in helping organise and run the day.

Results:

  • Junior winners – the yellow team
  • Infant winners – the red team
  • Overall winners – the yellow team

On Thursday 25th May, the year 6 children went to the annual Church Schools’ Festival at Lincoln Cathedral. They split into two groups; one group enjoyed bell ringing, whilst the other group enjoyed a theatre workshop. Both groups took part in a choral workshop and a self-guide tour of the cathedral.

The weather was beautiful, enabling them to eat their picnic lunch outside, before returning into the Cathedral for the closing service.