Calmore Junior School
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10.09.2014 15:Sep - 16:Sep
Karate starts again
It's a Hoot Hoot!
Year 6 had a wonderful day out at Paultons Park yesterday under the glorious sunshine. They have worked hard this year, achieved many successes and really deserved this exciting treat.
Last night was an incredibly special evening. Each class teacher had selected 3 children in their class to receive either a maths, English or special award. The staff took it in turns to gush with pride as they explained the reasons why each child had been chosen and presented the award. Wow! What a special place Calmore Junior school is with wonderful children, staff and governors. Thank you to all the parents and families for attending and sharing in that precious moment with us. Tissues away now!
The pupils, staff and parents all came together to work as a huge team and made the day great. It started perfectly with the Junior Rock Challenge - what a talented bunch of performers. Following that, each child made their way to their first event ready for 'battle'.
The day was built around three key elements: Excellence, Respect and Friendship. Throughout every event, every team, and every child demonstrated these qualities wonderfully. Whether it was winning at running, coming third in throwing or coming in fourth welly wanging, these three words were never far from the pupils' thoughts and actions.
Our elite racers showed the parents and the rest of the school that Calmore really does have talent before parents and staff competed in a relay around the racetrack; the staff narrowly losing out to the parents on the last leg of an exciting final event.
With the scores in, prizes could be awarded. Fourth place went to Griffin, Salamander came third just 6 points ahead. First and second were spearated by just seven points...
Rocking Rock Challenge
Congratulations to the 48 children that took part in the Rock Challenge Final and to Miss Dunbar and all the other staff (and husbands & children) that gave up their time to support the children on that day. It was a long, hard hot day but when they stepped onto that stage and performed their little hearts out Miss Ingram and I were crying with pride. One of the organisers, a Hampshire Inspector wrote:
‘It was my privilege last night to attend the final of J Rock. I wanted to put on record how impressed I was by the standard of performance I witnessed and by the enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of the participants.
In particular, congratulations to your children, staff and parents on making it to the final in your first year of J Rock. It was very well deserved given the outstanding way that all the performers gave it everything they had.
Please pass on my congratulations to everyone involved and thank you for helping to make it such a great evening.’
Well done to everyone!
Last July 12 workers from HSBC came to dig out our pond and begin our new garden. The new garden is on the field and will have raised beds, ponds and places to sit quietly. HSBC also raised money for us by running our disco and by running a tuck shop in their office. Last week Ann from HSBC presented us with a cheque towards the next stage of the garden project. Huge thanks to HSBC and Mr Darch, the children and other staff that have been working on the garden.
Today, Sophie Merrit, a talented young athlete visited our school to talk about her sporting achievements. She is a talented thrower and throws the javelin, discus and shot putt. In the assembly she spoke to the children about her goal-to achieve a gold medal in the olympics! We wish her all the best and thank her for inspiring all of us today.
|Today we visited Hanger Farm for a Tennis Day. All year groups had an hour session where the children were coached and supported by Testwood children. It was a great day and all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Well done to all the children for being so well behaved and making us proud yet again!