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Reaching New Heights in Y4

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Parkour went down (and up) very well! 

We had our turn at Parkour on Wednesday. A fun sport, that helps self confidence and tests agility, also known as 'free running'. This weeks featured photo shows the children in action. It has been so popular across the school that we are starting an after-school club. It is for the years 5 and 6 first but we are hoping to continue it after Easter to give other children the opportunity so be on standby for more details. It was lovely to get positive parent feedback too. 

On the theme of sport...I have spoken to the children about participation in after school clubs.  There are spaces in both the girls football on a Friday and 3/4 boys on a Thursday. We are particularly looking for more boys as the numbers are disappointing.  Speak to me or sign up in the school office and your child can start next week. 

We are running the mile in our PE lesson warm up every Monday plus there is an optional mile every Thursday playtime.  We have about 40 children from across the school currently taking part but there is no limit to the numbers for this so please talk to your child to encourage them to join in. If they enjoy running please consider signing up to Junior parkrun. Google it. It's a free weekly timed 2km run for children aged 4 to 14. It takes place on Gorleston promenade 9a.m every Sunday. See the website for details.  It's a really great way to get fit and make new friends too. 

I am currently trying to book a Bikeability (cycling proficiency) course for the Year 4. If we secure the places it will start very soon. You will get a letter home asap. Meanwhile, could you check that your child's bike is in good condition with pumped up tyres etc as they will need to bring it in for the 2 day course. If your child does not have a bike, or access to one, could you let me know as the organisers may have a spare if we ask in advance. 

We are almost at the end of our multiplication and division unit. The push on times tables is really helping.  Keep up TT Rockstars at home.  Test your child on their tables when you get a chance.  Our adventure story writing is hotting up.  It's a really enjoyable unit to teach and the children are impressing me with their enthusiasm. 

Ask the children about the science experiment we set up today. I am sure they are going to enjoy this last week of science where we move onto teeth, eating and digestion. 

Have a great weekend.  The secret word is 'Parkour'. 

Miss Studley and Miss T.