We would like to start Half Term 4 off by saying a massive well done to all children within our schools.
Starting back after Christmas we began new sports within PE, clubs and camps and are extremely proud of how well our students have performed. Now working into our new half term, we are excited about seeing the same amount of enthusiasm and effort by all. We are also looking forward to our up and coming Easter camps so please keep an eye out and come and join us.
Mr Mimms –A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance, and bad eating habits can persist for the rest of their lives.
Miss Fretwell – Exercise can have a huge impact not only on our bodies but on our brains. Exercise can help with both our memory and our attention span, which is extremely important for our children within school. As well as improving those skills, exercise increases production of neurochemicals which promotes brain cell repair. Just 30minutes of exercise in a morning can improve a child’s learning/focus. Many of our schools are now offering sports breakfast clubs to get their children active before their school day begins
Mr Chadburn – Change for life can help give children the incentive to try new sports which they may not have tried in the past. Finding a new sport that they enjoy will encourage children to be more active. Change for life gives children the chance to work in different groups challenging their selves as they experience different activities. They will also work/monitor a healthy lifestyle. Some of the schools we have done change for life in are Northfield Lane and St Anns.
Mr Heald – Exercise has many positive effects. It helps to increase your heart rate to quickly pump blood/oxygen to your muscles and other organs. Therefore your heart starts to beat faster and you become warm and out of breath when you start to exercise! Do you want stronger muscles and bones? Then let’s exercise! It’s a great way to maintain strong and healthy bones and muscles. In addition to these benefits, exercise can stop us from becoming ill and even can make us feel happier! Children should do at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day.
Half term three saw our schools compete in some fantastic festivals, both on a Monday morning and a Thursday afternoon. On a Monday morning our schools compete in a variety of festivals to be taken through to a cluster final. The winning schools of our Half term three festivals were:
Hockey (Y2) – Brinsworth Manor Infants
Gymnastics (Y3-4) (Y5-6) – Northfield Lane
Athletics (Y5-6 Girls and Boys) – Northfield Lane
Our schools are then invited to compete in a Thursday fixture night, where they compete against other schools in a league. Our winners for Half term three were:
Tag Rugby (Y3/4) – Northfield Lane
Within Half term four our schools will be participating in the following events:
Under 11s Tag Rugby, Y2 Football, Under 11s and Under 9s Orienteering