At the beginning of last term, we went back to the 1950s as part of our Anniversary Celebrations. The old Secondary School, the Martin School, was built on our site in 1956, and to coincide with the new Secondary, LECA, opening in Littleport this year, we thought it would be fun to learn more about life in the 1950s.
Children in all year groups learnt about life in the 1950s. The fashion, music, school, food, the Coronation, entertainment, life in Littleport and so forth. Children drew their own family trees, with help from parents at home. There was a real buzz in school!
BRONZE School Games Mark awarded to Littleport
We were very proud to have been officially awarded with the Bronze School Games Mark at the end of 2016-2017. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of PE and Sports competition across their school.
THE DAILY MILE
As you maybe aware, our children have begun to run at least three times a week, following The Daily Mile initiative. The aim for this project is to increase the fitness and wellbeing of all children and supports the recommended hour that children should spend taking daily exercise. Since its introduction, the children have thoroughly enjoyed their walk/jog around our field, some even continuing to run their mile during break and lunchtimes. As discussed with the children, we are aiming to run 7240 miles, which is 21,720 laps of our field as this is the distance from Ely to Hawaii. We chose Hawaii as a school in this country have also joined the initiative. During September, all of the children and adults in school managed to run 4,791 laps of the field which calculates to 1597 miles. In October, we ran 9916 laps, which is equivalent to 3305 miles. Therefore, we have managed to run 4902 miles in 2 months!
School Council Elections
Following some very interesting lessons about democracy in Year 6, we decided to revamp the election process for our School Council. In assembly we discussed how adults attend local polling stations and use ballot papers to cast their votes. We considered the qualities we wanted to see in our representatives and the role that School Council would play in making decisions for our school. Polling Day was Wednesday 18th November and after listening to some very persuasive speeches, the children headed off to our very own Polling Station to vote. There was lots of excitement as we had real polling booths and ballot boxes thanks to East Cambs District Council. All our class representatives have been elected and we have held our first meeting with lots of exciting ideas for the future!
Macmillan Coffee Morning: On Friday 29th September, Year 6 children hosted the Macmillan coffee morning raising £608.57p.
Non-Uniform Day: Jeans for Genes/Red Cross Hurricane Irma Appeal: Thank you so much for all of your generous donations. We were able to raise a massive £575.94p split equally between the two charities.