To celebrate World Book Day 2017 we took part in a number of events throughout the week. There was a visit from the author, Meg Cowley who held an illustration workshop for Classes 3 and 4. Pupils in Classes 1 and 2 visited Northowram Library where they learned about the wonderful books on offer in the library. Each Class then built a special ‘Book Door’ to share their love of books. As usual we did lots of reading throughout the week with Class 4 holding some extra ‘buddy reading’ sessions with younger pupils.
This term we’ve been researching World War Two. To share some of the things we’ve learned we have made some PowerPoint presentations.
wwii-facts by Finlay, Isaac, Joshua and Joshua.
ww11-powerpoint-by-evie-tilky-emily-ruby by Evie, Tilly, Emily and Ruby.
ww2-2 by Freddie, Otto, Jeremy and Lydia.
ww2-powerpoint by Dianna, Harriet, Louis and Emily.
ww2-powerpiont by Ella, Nina, Mary and Francis.
wwii-powerpoint-by-heidi-beth-harry-luis by Heidi, Bethany, Harry and Luis.
ww2-pp by Robbie, Elliot, Owen and Joseph.
Last week Class 4 began their lessons at Queen’s Sports Club in Halifax. The lessons will run on Thursday afternoons until half-term. Class 3 are also learning to play tennis. They are visiting Park Tennis Club in Hove Edge on Friday afternoons.
Providing these lessons is possible because of the Sports Premium Funding which we receive. This covers the cost of coaching and court hire with parents’ continued support of the 100 Club covering transport costs.
With the temperature soaring our coach, Simon, decided to move our lesson to the indoor courts. As this was the first session, Simon, focussed on the forehand. Next week we will begin learning the more difficult backhand stroke.
Getting into tennis
For those interested in getting further into tennis details of coaching sessions at either Queen’s, or more locally at Park Tennis Club can be found via these links:
Following their success at last year’s small schools’ gala we decided that some of our elite swimmers needed an extra challenge. To do this we entered a mixed team in the freestyle and medley relays at the National Schools’ Swimming Championships (Yorkshire Heats) at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield.
Their achievements are all the more impressive considering that three of our team are still in Year 5. This gives them the chance to improve on their position next year. Finishing in the top three will see them representing Yorkshire in the National Finals.
With over 20 teams taking part the standard was extremely high with competitors facing the added pressure of performing in front of a large crowd at North Bridge Leisure Centre.
Delivering a slick routine choreographed by Miss Green, the girls rose to the challenge wowing not only the crowd, but also the judges who awarded them first prize in their category.
Special thanks must also go to the parents of Salterlee with Justine Metcalfe very kindly preparing our teams hair. Justine’s immaculate styling combined beautifully with the new leotards, generously provided by FOSS, to add the finishing touches to what was an impressive and professional team effort.
Well done to everyone involved. We are already looking forward to next year’s event as we’re convinced that some of our boys are also really talented gymnasts.