Ali Furlong (Sports For Schools) and one of her colleagues came along to visit the children in assembly to award them with the Silver Award. The Silver Award represents the school's commitment to Sport and P.E. and TSM is one of very few schools in Suffolk to achieve the Silver Award. A huge thank you to Mrs Ross (P.E. Coordinator) and Mr Childs (Sports Teacher) for their efforts and for continuing to ensure that our children get the absolute best P.E. provision. The award was presented to the Year 6 Head Boy and Head Girl.
Over the last few weeks, children have been learning a jive during the first 5 minutes of their P.E. lessons with Mr Childs. Last week, each class performed the dance in their house teams. The best performer from each house was crowned the winner. Each of the winners from the year groups then combined together for Friday's first live final! So the seven year group winners for Blue Cool Cats joined together to perform their dance and so did the other house teams.
Parents of the children dancing were invited to come along and support and the atmosphere was fantastic. Mrs Wilson, Mrs Lawrence and Miss Reynolds stepped in a judges. Miss Winton sang live in order to make the experience more authentic and I (Mr Stock) presented the show.
The children performed brilliantly... especially when you consider the year R and year 1 children are only 4 and 5 years old (performing in front of well over two hundred people. Wow!
In true Strictly tradition the results were calculated after the live show and were shown on Friday night at 7pm on this website.
The next dance will be the Charleston and the final for that will be in the next couple of weeks.
The whole purpose of this event was to (a) raise the profile of dance (b) highlight children that may have a particular talent for dance (c) to encourage people to get up and have a go. At the end of the show, I invited Mr Childs, Mrs MacFarlane and Mrs Thurlow up to the stage in order to have a go! We do have the video. If you want to see you'll need to be particular nice to those teacher and we will see what happens!
As you can see above, the children produced amazing Superheroes using vegetables. Incredibly creative and just a different way of highlighting the Children In Need charity. In assembly, the pupils learnt about the cause and why were raising money. Children also shared their Superheroes!
During break time, the pupils carried out their own fundraising activities which included selling milkshakes and guessing games. Year 5 wanted a fitness class taught by the Headteacher and so they paid 50p for their half hour workout. They certainly got their money's worth! Each class blog should have some photos and details on in the next few days.
Four members of the TSM Young Engineers Club attended the STEM Ambassadors Conference with Mr Edwards and myself. The children demonstrated the work they have been completing in their club. The feedback from the Businesses and Secondary Schools that attended the event was amazing! The children were confident in explaining their work and the most impressive part of today was that me and Mr Edwards just sat back and let the children do the talking - purely because the children have such a deep understanding of the work they have been doing and are so passionate and proud of what they have been learning.
Children have been learning the first block of choreography in the first couple of minutes of their P.E. lessons. In a couple of weeks time, pupils will battle it out in a house team dance off! Click the link below to see the choreography and Miss Reynolds (kindly) modelling the steps!
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