Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.
All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.
Wow! What a start to a Tuesday morning. John from Skip2bfit has us working hard. Our challenge was to skip continuously for two minutes (!) to music. This was a true test of our resilience, perseverance as well as cardio strength. After two minutes we checked our skip count and had a 1 minute break. Promoting a growth mindset, the only person we had to beat was ourselves! No- “I’ll never beat that score” or ” I can’t do this again” but we are saying “I’ll give it my best” or ” I will beat my score!” So, we skipped for another two minutes and were amazed with how much progress we made! We had great fun practising and showed determination and focus to beat our own scores.
We aim to carry on Skip2bfit in our classes so we can keep getting personal bests! John also, very kindly, gave us each a box of blueberries as a healthy snack to enjoy. Keep remembering to reuse and recycle that plastic box- you can keep bringing it back to school with raisins, grapes or even more blueberries. There is a prize for the child who keeps reusing their box the longest!
It was a very proud day at Countess Way on Thursday the 6th of October as four teams came to play in a football tournament organised by Mr Spence. It was history in the making for more than one reason as for the first time the grass field at Countess Way was being used for a sporting event. Secondly it was the first time that Countess Way had ever had a team in a competition. Although the results didn’t go the way of the home side, it was a momentous occasion and even more so in the last match. It was the big ‘derby’ when the clash of Countess Way v Fen Street came together.
We are incredibly proud of the year 3 and 4 children who played with an open mindset to something new, who grew their understanding of what it means to play in a team together and they had to have plenty of belief in themselves and their team-mates to believe they could achieve!
Below is a photo of the history makers and the two Brooklands teams!
Year 2 are settling well into their new classrooms and routines. We have had a lovely last day learning about Nelson Mandela and doing PE in the sunshine! We really enjoyed playing football, tennis and having a go at archery!
Have a fantastic summer holidays and see you in September!