Welcome back to the start of a new school year! It is great to be back and see the children settling into their new classes and showing such enthusiasm for their learning.
Tirlebrook 10 – England’s World Cup Chase Challenge
The children are currently competing in their house teams as they complete our daily Tirlebrook 10 to see who can complete England’s World Cup Chase first. After the first few days of the challenge, the distances covered are extremely close, with Beauchamp and Hastings houses edging in front, having covered 160 miles, compared to Montague’s 158 miles and Wenlock’s 155. The children have a long way to run, 1877 miles in total, to get from Kaliningrad to Volgograd then to Nizhny Novgorod and finally to the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where we dream England will lift the 2018 World Cup. Keep running!
A superb time was had by all, as Sports Day kicked off with our new Sports Quiz, organised and led by Sports Council. Congratulations to Harry, Jack and Charlie in particular who voluntarily gave up their break times to create an exciting World Cup 2018 themed sports quiz for the juniors. The boys presented the quiz confidently and the KS2 children thoroughly enjoyed it. The points at the end of the quiz were added to the overall scores of Sports Day, with Montague taking first place position. The quiz was an excellent idea from our pupil led Sports Council and is one that Tirlebrook will be keeping in the future.
After break, the infants prepared themselves for their competitive races on the track, spectated by many members of their families. During this time, the juniors participated in playground games and activities, including netball shoot out, parachute, water relay, hockey slalom, target throw, penalty shoot out, hula hula challenge and volleyball. The house teams in each class scored points during each playground game which were then collated and counted towards their house team’s overall score.
Lunchtime ran like clockwork, with all of our school staff happily helping to organise lunches and refreshments and in turn making sure that all of the children could enjoy this time with their families. A real community spirit filled the field as families and friends sat down in the sunshine to enjoy their food, enjoy the atmosphere and celebrate the fantastic efforts of the children and the school. Towards the end of the lunch period, a group of Y6 children gave a demonstration of NFL Flag Football and then everyone was invited to join in with the day’s Tirlebrook 10 session. It was great to see so many children and families taking part at this time.
As the afternoon approached, it was the turn of the infants to join in with the playground games while the juniors took to the track. From Year 3 to Year 6, each class sat beside the track to enjoy the events, including bean bag relay, caterpillar relay, 50m sprints and the thoroughly entertaining egg and spoon, speed walk, sack, space hopper, skipping, balance, bean bag return and crab races. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces from participants and spectators alike and the positive attitude and enjoyment on display was a credit to our school.
The whole school then came together to sing `Step it Up!', our Sports Day song, to begin our presentation. It was time for the results...
Hastings successfully gained the winning amount of points in the infant competition, with Wenlock securing first position in the juniors. Once all of the points were combined, the overall winners were Hastings. The House Captains lifted the Sports Day trophy with pride and there were great cheers all round. Congratulations to all the house teams for their efforts and to Hastings for their win.
As the week came to a close and the Sports Day equipment was packed away for another year, we could not help but appreciate the effort, energy, flexibility and positivity that goes into running such a busy and active week. There were so many opportunities for the whole school to explore, enjoy and excel together and to raise everyone’s awareness of their mental, spiritual, social and physical wellbeing.
There are many people to thank for making Health and Well Being Week such a success. Thank you to all of the people who enabled our children to have so many opportunities: Phoebe, Mrs McLaren, Ellie and Annette, the two Jamies from the World Cup Roadshow, Luke our Health Activator, all of the Tirlebrook staff for their hard work, energy and enthusiasm, all of the children at Tirlebrook for being so positive about the experiences that come their way and of course to our families for their support and encouragement. Throughout Health and Wellbeing Week it has been fantastic to see the school’s core values of Creativity, Environment, Positive Attitude & Community being put into action.
We are continuing to promote our Tirlebrook take on the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ by reminding the children to regularly ‘Tie Your LACES’. LACES is an acronym that helps us to remember how to achieve wellbeing in our everyday lives: Learn – try new things/develop new skills, knowledge and understanding, Activate – get active and get your body moving, Connect – spend time with a range of different people building relationships, Evaluate and Enjoy – know when you aren’t feeling happy and do something that you know will increase your happiness and positivity/frame of mind, Share – give yourself to others whether that be through time, energy, kindness or money. LACES - these simple steps are helpful for everyone in our school community as we aim to achieve a balance in our lives and strive for happiness.
Promoting health and wellbeing is an integral part of our curriculum at Tirlebrook. We aim for all of our children to be able to learn about health and wellbeing to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy, happy lives. At Tirlebrook we place great value on encouraging physical and emotional health and wellbeing. We believe strongly in embedding a whole school approach that supports our pupils to lead healthy lifestyles, be resilient and be mentally healthy. We have a strong commitment to sport and physical activity, including our daily ‘Tirlebrook 10’, and we have worked to create an ethos that is positive and that supports healthy behaviours for learning and for successful relationships within an emotionally secure and safe environment. Our endeavour has been to build a supportive and sustainable approach to the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils. An important cornerstone to this approach is our annual Health & Wellbeing Week and this newsletter is devoted to the celebration of this week.
Year 5 Residential at Malvern
Many congratulations to our Y5 children who certainly made the most of every opportunity that came their way as part of this year’s residential visit to the Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre. Three days of high adrenaline activities meant that all of the children took on new challenges and overcame a
number of fears as they tackled kayaking, the Jacob’s Ladder high ropes course, the king swing, rifle shooting, the zip wire, the quad pole challenge, the high bridges course, tunnels, a nightline activity and a walk in the Malverns. Add to this a sprinkle of independence, a bucket-full of positive attitude and copious amounts of teamwork, friendship and fun, and a wonderful experience for one and all is created. Many thanks to the team who made it happen: Mr Lockley, Mrs Gosden, Mr Tomkins, Mrs Tyrrell, Mrs Perry and Mrs White, and of course to our wonderful Y5 children. You were a credit to our school and to yourselves. Congratulations.
Health & Wellbeing Week 2018
A wise man once said – “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”. Our annual Health & Wellbeing Week began on Monday 11th June and straight away all of the children have been involved in assemblies and workshops to help to build and develop their health and wellbeing. It was great to see the children getting moving and learning some dances together, singing together and kicking off a World Cup Roadshow day of football together: lots of inspiring and fun ways for the children to explore and learn about healthy lifestyles alongside opportunities for them to enjoy and feel good about themselves. We still have a wide range of experiences to come as well, including relaxation sessions, Zumba workouts and our school’s community Sports Day on Friday. There are certainly lots of chances for the whole school to explore, enjoy and excel together this week, to raise everyone’s awareness of their mental, spiritual, social and physical wellbeing whilst supporting them to be healthy.
It has been wonderful to see the school’s core values of Creativity, Environment, Positive Attitude & Community being put into action throughout the last couple of days.
Our annual Health & Wellbeing Week begins today – we have a stimulating and jam-packed week of activities planned. There are a range of fantastic experiences for the children, including yoga sessions, dance workshops, Zumba workouts and a World Cup Roadshow, all culminating with our school’s community Sports Day on Friday. We look forward to seeing all of the children getting fully involved as they explore enjoyable and different ways to ensure that they are living healthily and are paying due attention to their mental, spiritual, social and physical wellbeing.
Tirlebrook 10 – England’s World Cup Chase
We are beginning our final Tirlebrook 10 challenge of the year this week. The children are competing in houses to see who will be the first to get around all three of the Russian stadiums that England will play at in the group stages of the upcoming football World Cup. Starting out in Kaliningrad, each house will work together to virtually run the 1105 miles to Volgograd, then the further 525 miles to Nizhny Novgorod and then the final 247 miles to the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where England will be hoping to play in the World Cup Final on the 15th July. That’s 1877 miles in total. This is a great challenge to finish off the year – so let’s get excited about representing Beauchamp, Hastings, Montague or Wenlock in the Tirlebrook 10 England’s World Cup Chase.
Welcome back! A busy term is already underway as we wave our Y5 children off on their residential, our Y6 begin their Bikeability cycling sessions and a large group of children take part in a tri--golf festival.
In class our classes have been starting work on their new topics and are working hard already!
Here's to another great term at Tirlebrook.
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