Thursday, 16 November 2017

Dodgeball Festival

Last week, a group of our fantastic Year 4 and 5 children attended a dodgeball tournament at Wildern school. Lots of local primary schools took part and it was a great opportunity to play dodgeball competitively. The children represented our school brilliantly, showing teamwork, honesty and perseverance. We won three of the games too!
 Thankyou to the children for volunteering to play, and to parents for your support!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Be Bright,Be Seen.

On Friday 10th November our Junior Road Safety Officers led a school assembly to tell us all about the importance of being bright and seen on dark mornings and evenings.

They shared a really clear and important message for us all.  They compared dark, light and reflective clothing, encouraging the rest of the children to identify which is best to be visible on the road.

All the children then spent the afternoon session working collaboratively on follow up activities.

In year R the children created bright prints.

Key Stage one created bright letters to form the key message of the day.

 Key stage two worked across classes and got to choose from a variety of activities,

Making posters

Designing clothes

and making adverts and songs

And they all looked fantastic in their bright clothes, even the teachers joined in!

Well done Kings Copse, great collaboration!  

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Blind Football!

Today our children with visual impairments and their friends, were able to try out a new sport, blind football within VIP club.
Two coaches from the Saints Foundation, Rob and Leo, came to instruct the children, and us, on how to play this exciting game.
The session was a real success, with children learning ball skills, such as passing the ball and ball control when dribbling, as well as developing their listening skills as they had to follow the sound of the bells in their footballs.
The children gained in confidence, as the session was delivered at their pace and they had time and space to develop their skills.
They also had the opportunity to work in teams and to make friendship bonds within the group.
Unfortunately, one of the stars of the show was absent today. Ben Tall in year 3, is doing so well at blind football, that he has been selected to go for special trials with the foundation. Well done Ben!