During the past few weeks the number of children without a PE kit in school has increased. This means that these children are not taking part in PE lessons and, therefore, not experiencing the full curriculum. We have had spare kit but this too is disappearing when children borrow and don't return it. There are a handful of children who never have PE kit in school and continually miss lessons-this is sad for the children.
Exercise is important for children's well-being and provide them with interests and skills they can use for life. Added to which we have just received the statistics from the child measurement programme. According to these statistics, the proportion of children in our school during the past three years who are overweight or obese is rising year on year. Current figures show 31% for Reception aged children (the 3 year statistics incorporate Years 1 and 2) and in Year 6, 37%.
Please ensure your child brings a kit into school every Monday.
At the weekend, Year 5 will be representing our school at the huge rugby festival taking place in Newcastle. With Paul Allen, our dance teacher from Dance City, they've been rehearsing intensively for three weeks as, when they perform, our dancers are at the front of 177 children. We know they'll do a wonderful job, both on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon as Paul is delighted with their progress in learning the routine. Good luck crew!