The term started with one of our final football league (School Games Level 2) matches against Holbeach St Marks Primary School. Surfleet began the match confidently and scored a couple of goals in quick succession. Surfleet were at one point leading 4-1, but Holbeach didn’t give up, scoring two further goals to take the score to 4-3. Thankfully, Surfleet managed to maintain their lead and defend against other attacks to win the match.
On Tuesday 23rd June, some of our Year 3 and 4 children attended a tri-golf competition (School Games Level 2) organised by Agilitas and held in Spalding. The children really enjoyed their day, trying a new sport and learning new skills. They were all pleased when they received their ‘Bronze’ certificate at the end of the day.
The week commencing 27th June was our ‘Active Kids Week’ at school. On Tuesday 28th June, children participated in our sports day, enjoying traditional races such as flat race, egg and spoon race, hurdles and the sack race. The children fully enjoyed the afternoon, earning bronze, silver and gold stickers and well as stickers for participation. We were very proud of all of the children for their individual efforts, with Ash house being named worthy winners of the Sports Day trophy. Some of the Year 6 School Sports Leaders did a great job at helping to take charge of certain aspects of the sports day as well, a big thank you to them!
On Wednesday 29th June, we welcomed the Education Group into school to hold Olympic Dance workshops with each class. Before the event, each class chose a team that would be represented in the Olympics – Mexico, Japan and Greece and the morning started with an ‘Opening Ceremony’. Each class then participated in the workshop, when they learnt some traditional dance moves and listened to music linked to each country. At the end of the morning, children were able to share their learning and participated in a closing ceremony.
On Thursday 30th June, we held our ‘School Games Day’ – a day to celebrate the sporting achievements of all of the children during this academic year and part of our work towards the Games Mark. The day focused on the Olympic values and we discussed how these linked with the Games Mark values: Self-belief, determination, respect, team work, honesty and passion. The children were split into 6 mixed ability and mixed age groups and chose a country from the Olympics that they would represent, with the School Sports Leaders helping to support younger children in each group. The children were then challenged to find out as much as they could about their chosen country and to create pictures, flags and banners ready to share at our opening ceremony. The children then participated in a range of activities, such as throwing the javelin, running races, high jump and curling. The children were given practise time first, then given a couple of attempts, so that they could try to beat their own personal scores and achievements. Each group’s scores were then added together to give a cumulative score before a points system was used to rank the ‘Countries’ in each event.
The results were as follows:
6th Place Jamaica
Joint 4th – Greece and Brazil – Shared a points total
3rd and Bronze – China
2nd and Silver – Australia
1st and Gold – USA
The children enjoyed the activities, which lasted the full day – it was a real celebration of all things ‘sporting’ at Surfleet this year. Keep a look out in the local newspapers, as a photographer visited on Wednesday and Thursday and will be publishing photos and the write up of activities in the coming weeks.
On Monday 4th July, we welcomed Spalding’s New Age Bowling Club members into school. The children were able to watch a demonstration and learn about the successful club in Spalding. The club currently have a junior section with over 25 members and some of the junior members have become national and international players! Training sessions are held at the Castle Complex, Spalding. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Derek Sands on 01775 766491.
We will shortly be submitting our evidence – keep your fingers crossed that we are successful in our application for the School Games Mark this year!