This week children in years 1-6 have taken part in fitness training. They have done circuit training suitable for their age and I was very proud to see how hard each and every one of them worked. It is natural to be tired after completing high intensity activities and it will get easier if they persevere.
Year 4, 5 and 6 children took part in the “Bleep Test” in which you run 15 metres before the next “bleep” goes. The bleeps speed up gradually. Instead of the complaining you might expect after such a tricky challenge, I was greeted by lots of smiling faces and requests to do it again! Well done boys and girls – I love your enthusiasm.
After half term we will all be taking on a fitness challenge – we would like everyone to become fitter and healthier than they are at the moment. As part of this initiative and our Healthy Schools policy, children in years 5 and 6 have a fitness log to keep for half term week so they can see how close they are to achieving the recommended 1 hour of exercise per day. Children in other years will receive their logs after half term. We will be keeping an eye open for people putting in that extra bit of effort. In July, hopefully we will repeat the same fitness challenges so each person can find out if they’ve improved.
You may have received an email about a free running course in Cheshunt park beginning after half term. Please consider allowing your child(ren) to take part in this.
Have a wonderful – and hopefully active – half term.
Our new addition
We Welcome our new stag. He or she now needs a name so if you think of one then please let me know. Well done to those children who worked so hard on Wednesday to ensure it was completed.
Doesn’t time fly!Our first week back has been a busy one. Four days seems like five!
Our week started and ended with a an Easter reflection, more so today with our beginning of term mass which Fr John celebrated with us in school. Our PTA Flossathon was a great success this morning with children and some staff joining in. The final celebration of the week was for Matthew and John house who celebrated their spring win in style with free time on the field and in the forest with Choc ices.
Further information can be found in our weekly newsletter.
We look forward to a busy but exciting term ahead filled with many activities and events as always.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the Silver Coin Challenge, we raised a total of £183.85. The results were as follows:
- Reception – £26.45
- Year 1 – £37.30
- Year 2 – £43.75
- Year 3 – £12.60
- Year 4 – £24.40
- Year 5 – £15.30
- Year 6 – £24.05
Well done Year 2 – you will receive your treat from the PTA on Friday.
What a great way to finish off the term!
The deadline for the challenge is tomorrow! (3rd April 2019)
The competition is really hotting up so to make sure that it’s your class that receives a treat from the PTA for collecting the most please keep bringing in those spare silver coins!
Another busy week in the sunshine at St Joseph’s is ending now with our marvellous mother’s day tea.Thank you to everyone who joined us this afternoon for a real treat especially with a mini surprise showcase from our exceptionally talented year 5&6 Dancers.
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