On Tuesday Year 5 had their first PE session at Hebburn Hub. The children practised their throwing and catching skills before Miss Barrett’s class took on Mrs Gatens’ class in a dodgeball competition!
In order to finish the sports day events we all took part in the Showcase Relays yesterday. The sun was shining so we all put our caps and suncream on and headed for the field. Following the 6 races our Sports Day winners were announced. The winners were the YELLOW team. Chloe and Tony, the team captains, collected the trophy and took it on a lap of honour. Well done everyone!
On Friday last week we all took part in Sports Day. In the morning we took part in standing long jump, target throw, welly toss (infants), howler throw and speed bounce (juniors). After lunch we all went with our friends to the junior school field for some fun relays. Unfortunately the long track was too wet for our showcase relays so we had to postpone them until the weather is better. We all had lots of fun!
Report from Mr Rushton
Last Friday (16th June), 9 of our girls from years 5 and 6 made the journey to Whitburn Cricket Club to take part in a Quick Cricket tournament; this was the first time we have taken part in this all girls event for many years. It was also the first time many of these girls have played the sport properly, having only getting a little taste for it in PE lessons.
Out of the 6 teams, we came 4th after two excellent victories in our final two games after lunch. Against St Bede’s (C team) we scored 226-5 and managed to limit the opposition to 215-1. We defeated St Bede’s (B team) much more convincingly, restricting the opposition to 204-8 and scoring 236-4 ourselves. I was very impressed with some of the batting and running between the wickets from Sophie, Grace, Keavy and Lucy. I was also delighted by some of the bowling, particularly from Emily, Gracie, Emily and Armour. Brooke also took a sensational catch!
Well done to all the girls who took part. It was a lovely way to spend a sunny day, enjoyed by all!
(photos to follow)
Below is a letter you will be receiving with regards Sports Day.
A few weeks ago we sent more of our old school sports kit to Kenya, Africa. Today we received the following messages from the school we sent them to:
We write to acknowledge receipt of sports jackets and sports uniform for our children with intellectual challenges. We are so happy that you thought of supporting us. Our children love sports and last term they were able to beat a neighbouring school called Emanani 1-0 in football. We have been able to take some of our learners to special Olympics in Shanghai China and South Carolina USA in April we were the best in National Championships for learners with intellectual challenges. Your support is a great booster and we look forward to greater partnership. This Monday we shall be distributing the sports wear as learners play during games time. We will take some photos shall sent them over to you. We also thank Martin Nafukho for coordinating all these and please pass our regards to the Headteacher of St. Aloysius Nick Conway and all that played one role or another. We shall keep in touch.
Ali A.Mbwana, Headteacher.
Matungu SDA Special School