We have had another fantastic day with Human Utopia! Our Year 6 have been ‘Heroes in training’ and had the opportunity to try out their new skills supporting Year 1 and 2. Our brilliant Year 6 led a variety of games and activities with their groups and showed themselves to be leaders. We are looking forward to our final day tomorrow where Year 6 will lead and teach Year 4 about Human Utopia’s key values.
Humanutopia was formed in 2004 and was created from a desire to help young people make positive changes and to improve their life chances. They focus on the 5 main outcomes of Hope, Confidence, Happiness, Relationships and finally enhancing employability skills and life chances. The team are visiting St John’s for three days this week.
Year 6 have had a super day with Human Utopia! We have been challenging ourselves to work out of our comfort zones and develop our growth mindset. Some of the activities that we have been enjoying are ‘Bobsleighing’, product design and ‘hopping’.
School reopens on Thursday 7th September. All of the staff are looking forward to welcoming all of the children back into their new classes.
On Wednesday 19th July the Year 6’s all celebrated leaving with their Prom. All of the children looked fantastic and had a brilliant time.
They danced the night away while enjoying lots of lovely snacks.
It has been a really close competition all year to see who this years house champions would be. All of the children have worked really hard with their work and their behaviour to gain house points for their house. On top of this in each of the house competitions the children have had further opportunities to increase their points totals.
The winning house this year are Murray House! Well done to all of the children who have worked so hard this year, as well as the House Captains and Vice-Captains who have led them to glory.
As a reward for their efforts all of the children in Murray House got to go outside to take part in a fun packed afternoon, where they got to take part in a range of activities, as well as getting a lovely ice pole to cool down with!
At the end of a fantastic year of sport children have been rewarded for their individual performances throughout all of the competitions, and sport within school. The whole school has been brilliant but these children are fully deserving of the awards they have received.
The award winners were:
- Football Player of the Year = Valter Ambroca Mendes, Year 6.
- Netball Player of the Year = Wiktoria Wesolowska, Year 6.
- Tennis Player of the Year = Hayden Height, Year 4.
- Athlete of the Year = Grace Basinski, Year 3.
- Tag Rugby Player of the Year = Sarunas Vaitkus, Year 6.
- Cricket Player of the Year = Tyler Blythe, Year 6.
- Hockey Player of the Year = Brandon Green, Year 6.
Additionally to the individual sports awards one child is chosen for their phenomenal performance and attitude across the whole year, as the Sports Star of the Year. This year’s winner is Wiktoria Wesolowska, Year 6. Wiktoria is an excellent sports woman. She shows excellent ability across most sports, as well as great teamwork and leadership skills. Wiktoria is always someone that can be relied on and will always try her hardest and persevere no matter how hard the task may become. She has been a real credit to the school and should be very proud of her efforts while at Winyates.
On Thursday 13th July the whole of the Year 3 and 4 classes went to Old Hunstanton as a reward for having the joint highest attendance for this academic year.
When we arrived the children took part in a walk along the beach up to the old lighthouse where they learnt some facts about why lighthouses are used and how beach safety is performed in modern times. Next the children walked back to the bus where they collected and ate their packed lunches in the bright sunshine.
The children then headed on to the beach where they had some time to explore together. Some of the children chose to build sandcastles and bury each other in the sand, while others chose to play beach football and cricket. Finally some of the children took the opportunity to paddle in the sea.
All of the children had a brilliant day and they represented our school excellently throughout with their immaculate behaviour.
On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July we welcomed the Outdoor Education Company into Winyates Primary School to deliver some truly outstanding sessions with our children.
Across the two days every class in the school was able to participate in 2 hours of outdoor activity. The Key Stage 1 Children took part in Archery and Aeroball, while the Key Stage 2 Children took part in Rock Climbing and Laser Tag!
All of the children had a fantastic time taking part in the activities and really gained a lot from challenging themselves. This was a brilliant two days, which enabled our children to access some areas of the Outdoor Adventurous Activities section of the National PE Curriculum that would not normally be possible within school.
On Friday the whole of the Year 4 class went to Ferry Meadows to take part in a water sports activity day. To start the day we all walked together to the Water Sports Centre. The water sports that the children took part in were, Pedalo Football, Canoeing and Raft Building. Children were then split into three groups of 10, with each group taking part in two of the three activities. Both of the sessions lasted for an hour each, then we sat in a nice sunny sport by the water to eat our lunch before returning to school. All of the children had a brilliant time and really enjoyed taking part in the activities.
On Wednesday 5th July we travelled to the City of Peterborough Hockey Club to take part in the final Year 5/6 Vivacity Hockey Tournament of the year. We took two teams to the tournament, which included three Year 4 children.
The tournament was played in a round robin format where all teams played against each other followed by final placing matches to finish. The results for each team were as follows:
Winyates A won 3-1 vs Highlees A Winyates B won 3-2 vs West Town A
Winyates A won 2-1 vs West Town A Winyates B won 3-0 vs Highlees A
Winyates A won 5-1 vs West Town B Winyates B lost 1-0 vs Highlees B
Winyates A won 3-1 vs Highlees B Wiyates B won 2-0 vs West Town B
Winyates A drew 3-3 with Winyates B
This was a sensational performance by both teams which led to both Winyates teams playing against each other in the final to decide who would finish in 1st and 2nd place overall.
The match started well with both teams playing brilliantly. Winyates B then stole the lead through a goal from the half way line! This kicked the A team into a flurry of attack which was eventually rewarded when they scored to equalise with only one minute left to play. This meant that the game then went to a penalty shoot out and with both teams scoring one and missing two of their initial penalties the game went to sudden death, which the A team managed to win.
Both teams should be incredibly proud of themselves, as we are. They both played exceptionally well and were a credit to themselves and the school, with all of the children being winners in our eyes. The future of Winyates Hockey is definitely in good hands!