News sport May 25, 2016
Tuesday the 7th of June is Sports Day! Sports day for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is being held at Hailey Park, starting at 10.00am. If the weather is not suitable, we will try again at the same time on Wednesday 8th of June. All Nursery children (morning and afternoon) will need to be brought to the park to meet the Nursery staff at 10.00am. There is no afternoon nursery session on 7th June. Reception and Year 1 and 2 children are to attend school at the normal time (8.50am) and will walk over to the park for 10.00am. Sports Day for Years 3 to 6 will begin at 1.30pm with traditional races on the track; the fastest boys and girls from each year running against each other. This means that the running finals will be over quite quickly and if you are keen to see this part of the event you will need to catch the beginning of the sports. If the weather proves Unsuitable, we will reconvene at the same time the following day. After the running races, the children will all take part in the sports activities. The children will be in 12 teams with about 12 in a team. The teams will move from activity to activity during the afternoon, scoring points as they do so for their ‘house’. The activities range from throwing and running to rugby and basketball skills. The activities will be set up around the edge of the roped off area. You will be able to move around the outside area following your children if you wish. Water will be provided for the children during the afternoon. At the end of the events, you are free to collect your children from their teachers and take them home with you. It is obviously vital for safety reasons that you speak to the teacher before taking your child. The rest of the children will go back to school with their class teachers to be collected from school in the usual way. Sun safety is an important issue on occasions like this. You can help us by providing your child with a hat, longer sleeved shirts and longer shorts which do not hinder running. A high factor sunscreen is also advisable, although health and safety regulations advise that teachers should not put it on the children.