After School Dance Club
During the summer term, some of our children were selected to join the after-school Dance Club led by professional dancer, Haley Monaghan, who has danced with the likes of Katy Perry, One Direction and Little Mix!
The group have been learning different types of dance from different eras and are working on producing a 'Dance Through the Ages'
Our fantastic Sport Leaders organised and ran their own Mini-Olympics for KS1, on Tuesday 4th July, and for KS2 on Friday 7th July. Lance and Patrick came up with the idea to run a Sports Event to continue the excitement of Sports Week 2017, so they created a carousel of 5 activities for children to take part in: Javelin, Sprint Relay, Long Jump, Speed Jump and even Beat the Goalie! The Sports Leaders were inspired by an assembly earlier this term about Sea Life Conservation, linking with our School Councillors ‘Make a Difference’ project, pledging to reduce litter and pollution. Children donated 50p to take part in the Mini Olympics and over two lunch time sessions, the Sports Leaders raised an impressive £58.50!
Thank you to everyone who took part and well done to our innovative Sports Leaders for putting on such a well-run and organised event.
During the week commencing 8th May, our Year 3 and 4 children completed their Bikeability training.
Bikeability is underpinned by the National Standard for cycle training; a government-recognised set of principles for better and safer cycling.
The training took place both off-road and on-road so that children developed the basic control skills and learned how to interact safely with other road-users. Through the development of their skills and understanding the children will be able to make journeys safely to school, to work or for leisure, on quiet roads.
Fifteen children were chosen across Years 5 and 6 to showcase their talents in dance at Hatch End High School on 14th March 2017. We chose Thriller as a song to choreograph our dance to. The children worked every day for three weeks on this piece, giving up lunch breaks to commit to practices. They pulled off a fantastic performance on the night with their dramatic costumes and face-paint adding an extra effect to the performance. Not only did the children learn and perfect the Thriller dance in such a small space of time, they also had to learn a finale routine which they were chosen to perform and lead on the night.
Watch the video below to see the children in action.