This week we have had some fun in P.E. using all the apparatus. We made believe the floor was lava from an erupting volcano. We had to move around the hall using all the equipment without touching the floor. It was made difficult for us because we had to work in teams of four people, we couldn’t leave any person from our team behind.
On Friday 19th October, our Year 4 hockey team travelled to Hoyland Springwood School for a School Sport Partnership competition. They had a nervous start but became stronger winning their way into the semi-finals. The next game saw a stronger performance from a Hoyland Greenfield team and we were knocked out in that game – but only on penalties – a cruel end to a fantastic game. Well done to all the children that played, they all showed a lot of determination and commitment. Thanks to all the parent support at this event too, it really makes a difference to the sports coaches and the children.
Birdwell Primary was host to two Cross Country events for Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 for the Hoyland Sports Partnership Primary Schools. Both teams, girls and boys, in their respective year groups did really well. They showed off all their running skills they learned in the P.E. lessons prior to the events which was great to see. Well done to all the children who took part, we are super proud of your achievements. A big shout out to the Year 6 Sports Leaders too for these events, they were a massive help.
At the Cross-Country event held at Springwood Primary School, the excitement surrounding was as evident as the previous races. Every child lined up on the start line for their turn to run with a mixture of nerves and anticipation.
This year, in Year 1 and Year 2 – we were the CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
We had a girls team and a boys team and both teams came in as winners bringing back to school the gold medals and the Cross Country Cups to shine from our cabinet in the hall.
Hopefully this bodes well for next year.
Cross-country builds character and mirrors life by the virtue that ‘what you put in, you get out!!’ This was an afternoon that every runner will never forget and thus hopefully gain a huge amount from the experience. You never know what you can achieve until you test your limits.
Well done – simply outstanding!
We have been preparing our Memory Garden for our remembrance service in November. The Year 3 children painted the poppies with a few Year 4 girls helping with the cutting out. Mr. Crouch and Mrs. Atkinson spent lots of time climbing ladders to put the poppies in place on the tree and Year 3 children wrote poems to share in the garden. There has been lots of compliments already made from passers-by walking through Birdwell who have noticed our work.
WHAT FUN WE HAD!
This years sports day was organised by Reds in the Community. It was a very well organised event with very smooth running of all events. All children had the opportunity to take part in all 8 events, long jump, triple jump, javelin, shot putt, sprints, relay, distance run and hurdles. The children enjoyed it more because they got to do more, the weather was really kind, maybe too kind. It was great to see the children who don’t normally take part in the sports having a really good time.
It must have been the hottest day of the year so far, luckily Mrs Atkinson thought to take lots of bottles of water to keep the girls cool, we also had a large brolly to sit under when we weren’t playing too. Our team: Jola, Alex, Holly, Fran, Isabel, Lexi, Aimee, Francesca and Alicia. the girls played really well, scoring some great goals. The goal of the tournament has to be awarded to Alex with a blistering goal scoring it from the half way line. What a Goal! well done to all girls for their outstanding performance in the scorching temperatures coming a modest third place out of seven schools.