Fourteen children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended a golf competition at Ringwood School. A new sport for most of the children, they had a swinging time!
Thursday 10th March is World Mental Health Day. In assemblies this week the children have been thinking about the importance of talking in order to support others as well as look after our own Mental Health.
Friday 4th October was World Smile Day. Holly said that her music teacher made her smile because she has passed her music exams. What a great smile! Congratulations Holly!
Wow! What an inspirational and motivating visit we were treated to. Aaron plays wheelchair rugby for team GB and represented GB in London 2012, as well as competing in the London marathons and more recently being the first disabled British person who has climbed Kilimanjaro without assistance. He is now training for Tokyo 2020.
As well as telling us all about his adventures the key messages of never giving up on a goal and having a growth mindset were inspirational.
Aaron gave us his 4 steps to succes:
– Set a goal
– Get organised
– Ask for help
– Work hard
We know many of the children came home to share Aarons story and we know his messages will come through in the childrens own lives.
As a school, we were invited to attend a singing event at Godolphin School in Salisbury, which included singing workshops and a performance to parents at the end of the day. A group of 13 children from all years went along for the day who were joined by another primary school in the area, and all had a fantastic time.
After juice and biscuits on arrival (and break!), they learned some interesting breathing exercises to help them breathe properly for singing, which also involved laying on the floor. They then practised the five songs they’ve been learning over the weeks which included ‘Up on the roof’, ‘You’ve got a friend in me’, ‘When I grow up’ and an African song.
In the afternoon, the two choirs were joined by the Godolphin choir from Years 7 and 8 and the performance sounded beautiful. FJS children did the school proud because they performed wonderfully and behaved impeccably. The children also thoroughly enjoyed the long lunchbreak exploring the expansive grounds too!
The school Council were lucky to be invited to The Regal Cinema in Fordingbridge. We had a lovely walk into Fordingbridge and enjoyed the experience of watching the film.
We watched the film Plastic Ocean, which was quite a hard hitting film about the effect of plastic pollution on sea life. As a result of watching the film we have decided to discuss what we can do to help the environment in school.