Squash Taster Day - Year 5
On Wednesday 21st February 2024, Year 5 were given the opportunity to take part in a Squash taster session run by Buckinghamshire Squash Development Centre. This was held in the school hall and for many of the children it was the first time they had held a squash racquet. They took part in a range of different activities and games using the skills needed to play a game of squash. You can see how much fun they had from the photos below.
On Wednesday 7th February we welcomed Mary Oswald into school. Mary is a volunteer for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). Mary delivered class and year group sessions throughout the day on water safety and how to have fun whilst staying safe in the water. The children were able to dress up as lifeguards and Rescue Crew and act out scenarios relating to water hazards as well as group activities identifying hazards in rivers, at the beach and at harbours. The day culminated in a very informative Assembly for the whole school on the important role of the RNLI.
The RNLI is a Charity that saves lives at sea, and you can boost your knowledge even further by visiting RNLI.org/safety. You can even sharpen your skills with a free outdoor swim lesson if you visit SwimSafe.org.uk.
1. Stop and think When you're by the water ask yourself: Is it a safe place to swim and is there a lifeguard? How deep is the water? What dangers could be under the surface?
2. Stay Together - Family and friends can help in an emergency. Always go with someone else. Tell someone where you are going and when you'll be back. Carry a phone if you can to call for help.
3. If you get into trouble in the water, FLOAT. Practice floating next time you are at the swimming pool.
4. If you can help someone else who is in trouble call 999 or 112. Once you've called for help stay back from the edge and don't go in the water.
Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
On Tuesday 6th February, children in years 1, 3 and 6 were given the opportunity to have ago at Glow in the Dark Dodgeball. They loved it! They donned flourescent head and wristbands and wore luminous jackets and played away to disco music. You can see just how much fun they had in the photos.
What a fantastic day our children had today. Many of them were able to have a go at the latest up and coming sport of Roundnet. A ball game created in 1989 inspired primarily by the concepts of volleyball . It is a fun and athletic game involving soft balls and nets, which children of all ages and abilities can engage in. It can be played indoors or outside and you can see how much fun our children had in the photos below.
SMFR Football Match
On Monday 6th November our Year 5/6 football team played a league match against St Nicolas School, Taplow. It was a very close match. They scored first and Manny scored a fabulous goal to make it 1-1. Both teams played well in the first half. St Mary's kept on getting chances to score. In the second half both teams had great chances and JJ saved many shots on goal. At the last minute St Nicolas scored an amazing goal ending with a loss to us 2-1. Well played to Tyler S (Captain), Manny, Lee, Reuben A, Zach, Archie, J.J, Flo and Ollie.
Report written by Lee in 6W.
On Tuesday 3rd October 10 children from Year 4 represented SMFR at a Superstars event where they took part in 12 different sporting activities including crazy croquet, football penalties, basketball shoots and throwing frisbees. The festival culminated in a tug of war competition where we pulled against 4 other schools and were triumphant in each heat winning the Tug of War. Have a look at how well they did in our video. Well done to all the children who took part.
SMFR Skateboarding Fun!
On 7th February 2023, the children all enjoyed a skateboarding taster session run by Alex from Rubican. After putting on their protective helmets, knee and elbow pads they learnt how to travel and change direction on their skateboards. They had great fun and even learnt some tricks along the way!
Year 1 & 2 meet a wheelchair rugby athlete!
On Tuesday 16th May, the Year 1 and Year 2 children were lucky to meet Ian Hosking, a wheelchair rugby athlete. He told us the story of what happened to him and why he needs to use a wheelchair, and then he let the children have a go in his special wheelchair rugby chair! The visit was a fantastic way to bring our learning about Paralympic sports to life!
Year 1 Skipping Festival
On Monday 22nd May, the Year 1 children attended a skipping festival at Burnham Grammar School organised by Dan, The Skipping Man. They had great fun and enjoyed working alongside children from other schools. Skipping is one of the best kept secrets there is to keeping active and our children were lucky enough to be taught many skills and tricks that they can carry on at home. All you need is a skipping rope! Ask them to show you!
PE at SMFR
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