On Thursday (8th Feb) four children from each class will be representing their house in the times tables challenge. The winning house will receive a trophy with house colours and each individual winner a miniature trophy. We'll all be in the hall cheering the competitors on so good luck to all our entrants.
This week our theme is aspiration and, as our region has a close link with Nissan, assemblies have a Japanese theme. Apparently, on Saturday 3rd February it's the Bean Throwing festival signalling the onset of Spring. Learning about different cultures and traditions is always a joy.
Year 5 went to their first basketball competition this week in the Hoops for Health challenge. The team destroyed their opposition until the quarter finals where they faced a very physical team and lost in the last few seconds of the match. They returned to school with mixed emotions-proud yet a little disappointed. I would like to congratulate them on their superb attitude in defeat-an excellent lesson for life.