We had a fantastic time taking part in National Sport Week 2022!
This week has been National Sports Week and the children have had very exciting activities to take part in. Starting on Monday the children did activities within their phases including healthy eating, physical and mental health. On Tuesday, Key Stage 2 went over to the park to experience a Commonwealth sport, cricket, which all the children enjoyed. On Wednesday, we had our first Sports Day for 2 years and everyone had a good time. There was a wide range of activities including traditional track and field events as well as more fun events like the unfair relay. All the children loved having their parents there again supporting and cheering them on. The children competed in their house teams and the winner of Sports day will be announced in assembly next week. The children enjoyed their ice lollies supplied by Friends of Ryelands when they returned after being in the sun. In the afternoon, all classes did an activity based around their Commonwealth country including cooking, henna, writing fact files, dancing and art. On Thursday we had a few alternative races in the playground, the fancy dress relay and a water relay. Once again the children really enjoyed being outside and taking part in physical activities.
Nursery had fantastic fun at their Sports Day on Tuesday. The sun shone and almost all of our parents attended. The children were brilliant in the pram slalom, and looked very cute in the dressing up race. They balanced beautifully with beanbags on their heads and on their balance bikes, and of course they were super-fast in the running race. It was so much fun for everyone! Every Nursery child stepped up to the challenge, enjoyed the event and felt very proud of themselves and for each other. We are so proud of Duckling Class, well done everyone!
On Tuesday ,the Reception classes had a fantastic time taking part in the Reception Sports Day. The children competed in teams of 10 in a range of fun races such as the egg and spoon race and the water race. We were so proud of the children for their enthusiasm and commitment to taking part. The children especially enjoyed watching the parent race, which we loved seeing so many of our grownups take part in! We had a great turn out of parents, carers, grandparents and siblings. Thank you to all those that came to cheer the children on!
This week has seen Croydon Sports Athletics over at Croydon Sports Arena on Monday and Wednesday. We had children representing our school in all track and field events and even had some qualify for the final which will be held this afternoon (Friday) so please wish our finalists luck this evening!