Year 3 showed that the weather cannot hold them back. Whether kayaking in the strong tide, or challenging themselves to jump off the giant paddleboard, Year 3 were up for it! Presumably it wasn't always sunny when Robin Hood took aim in Sherwood Forest, and again, our intrepid learners learnt to use a bow and arrow in the drizzle. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm of these young people, and their very positive attitude to every challenge.
This year we held Sports Day on the field at Leesland School. The weather was kind this year - only just not too hot, and no thunderstorms! The children clearly enjoyed the different field activities, pushing themselves to get points for their houses, and then were excited to be competitive in the track races. Thanks to the many parents, family and supporters who turned out, making this a special day for the children.
Children from Year 3/4 attended the Tennis Festival at Alverstoke Tennis Club in glorious sunshine. Our first experience of competition, we learnt to serve diagonally and keep score. Our children showed great sporting behaviour, whether winning or losing, and really enjoyed testing their skills against the other schools. One of nineteen teams, we were delighted when one of our teams came eight overall. The children are waiting eagerly for the next competition!
Haselworth started their netball league campaign in style!
Despite the cold and gloomy weather (the last match was played in very wet drizzle), we went from strength to strength once we had scored our first goal.
Our first match was quite a tussle, but we prevailed, winning 2-0 against Newtown. Woodcot started well, but we upped our game, with fast, accurate passing which proved to much for the opposition, and again we won 2-0. Team spirit was excellent, and everyone is eager for the next round of matches.
Year 4 visited Stubbington Study Centre for 3 days (2 nights!) to explore the outdoors and teamwork, and develop resilience through sleeping away from home. They can't wait to go back!
Last Wednesday, after school, 4 children from Year 6 went sailing with Mrs Millard and Max and Lucy, who are all qualified sailors.
We went on board our Little Brig sailing ship and had a safety talk and put on our life jackets. We left Haslar Marina and our objective was to sail to the refuelling jetty where the Navy refuel their ships.
We had a good sail to the jetty and we turned around at 5 o clock and started to head back to the marina.
We had to zig zag back because the wind was blowing at the front of the ship.
We got back safely and had spent a lovely few hours sailing around Portsmouth harbour. We had all learnt the basics of sailing a ship and we all had a turn at taking the helm.
Report by Raven Teal
On a lovely sunny day last week members of Sunshine class had lots of fun at a tennis tournament at Alverstoke Tennis Club. The coach was very impressed with the tennis skills of all the children, but Izzy Buchanan impressed the coach so much she was offered a tennis scholarship at the club. Well done Izzy!
We sent two teams to the competition and one of them won!
Isobel in Sunshines class has won a Tennis Scholarship at Alverstoke Tennis Club. Well done Isobel!
KS2 got the chance to watch the England vs Wales match in the school hall. It was tense, and they were lots of groans and cheers. There was a particularly loud celebration at the end of the match!