Phew! What an incredibly busy week here at St. Joseph’s but we’re all certainly feeling fit and active that’s for sure! Here is a snippet of the fun activities we got up to throughout this week:
On Monday, we began our week with Year 5 and 6 having a go at some archery. Sign us up for the next Hunger Games! We thoroughly enjoyed this and a huge thank you to Lynsey Wilson over at Sc.out.ed for providing this excellent opportunity.
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As the older children did this we decided to have a walk around Coundon, taking in our local scenery and of course, stopping off to play in the park! We also had a go of our new step trackers to see how many steps we could do walking round our local area.
The day of healthy eating! We sampled lots of different kinds of food within school. Miss McGough’s class went on a pirate treasure hunt around the school in the hope of finding lots of tasty exotic fruits! YOHO ME HEARTIES! Our mission was indeed successful! Look at some of our faces… do you think we liked trying all of the fruit? Mrs Lowery looked at preparing healthy snacks and lunches. Mrs Davidson discussed balanced diets and Mrs Dennis looked at ratio and proportion whilst creating our very own fruity cocktails.
Mrs Lowery’s class took part in a walk and woodland trail with OASES down at Westerton Woods.
Today was the day of another cricket Intraschool competition. Mrs Lowery’s class represented us at our local cricket club- Bishop Auckland and took part in a fun festival. The rest of us did a Diamond Cricket competition with Miss McGough. Year 6 were the winners!
FINALLY, the beach day! Well we had a scorcher of a day and some of the teacher’s came away a little sunburnt! A huge thank you to the parents throughout the whole school for attending and helping us with our successful trip.
The return of Sports Day came back around. On the morning, the children took part in the foam javelin, mini vortex and the standing long jump. A tally was collected from all of their scores and carried over until the afternoon. Thank you, once again, for the amazing turn out to support us as a school and to see your amazing and incredibly quick children succeeded with their races! A huge well done to the pre- school children and the parents who were involved and of course, to Miss McGough who managed not to cheat her way to victory in the teacher’s beanbag race.