What a week we have had here at St Matthew’s!
Monday saw a KS1 Wheelie Day, some PE with Mr Szkrybieniec (learning all about how our bones are held together and which muscles we use for different things), Year 3/4 went bouncing off to Jumptastic and Yr 5/ 6 paddled off to South Cerney for a day of watersports. We also saw the brand new (only one in the country!) Digi Wall arrive at St Matthews. It is a climbing wall that lights up and has electromagnetic hand and foot holds, which enables you to play interactive games.
On Tuesday, it was the Year 3 and 4’s turn to go to South Cerney to take part in sailing, kayaking, Katakanus and raft building. Year 5 and 6 went off to Jumptastic and were literally bouncing off the walls. KS1 had PE sessions with Mr Marsland where they focussed on teamwork during games. Year 5 and 6 also visited St Matthews Church to experience Pentecost.
Unfortunately on Wednesday the weather let us down and sports day was well and truly rained off. However the classes still had lots of fun with more PE with Mr Szkrybieniec and more sessions on the Digi Wall.
Thursday we had the weather back on side as the wonderful Madagascar themed inflatable obstacle course turned up at school. The classes had a blast racing each other through the course and sliding down the slide at the end. The determination and enjoyment was really clear to see on all of their faces. We also had more classes on the Digi Wall, some Rounders competitions between Yr 3 and 4 and a team building session with the Elite Commandos.
Friday we had our final go’s on the Digi Wall, we had a bit more Rounders in Year 6, some Football skills in Year 1 and a KS2 wheelie day. KS2 had a ball racing each other on their wheels, even Mr Halliwell had a go! The finale of the week was Aqua Zumba sessions for Year 4 and 5 led by Miss Beebee. The children had great fun trying to complete some of the normal Zumba songs in the water, especially when they involved lots of splashing!
We all had an absolutely amazing week with the opportunity to take part in lots of sports/ activities that normally we wouldn’t. It was wonderful to see so many children (and staff!) challenging their fears, getting involved and showing great Growth Mindset. Their smiling faces and clear enthusiasm makes all the hard work worthwhile!