What a week to start our final half term of the academic year, it has been a really busy and fun filled week.
Tuesday saw all the children (and staff) come in with their smartest uniforms and hairstyles ready for the Class photographs. Each class went in have their big class photo taken. These are a great keepsake and memory for the children of their class mates and the staff.
Wednesday was the annual Merton Sports day. As always, it was great fun with lots of different activities from welly throwing to basketball dribbling, to the egg and spoon race to the skipping race. Through out the morning the Leaderboard changed frequently with the house in 4th place, jumping into 1st.
The culmination of the morning was the flat racing. Each year group held their heats to find the fastest 8 boys and fastest 8 girls. They then competed against each other to win points for their house. The most contested race was the whole school relay. The school lined up in their houses and were each given a number, starting with the Year 3's all the way up to Year 6. Batons were handed out, On Your marks, get set and they were off. It was a hard fought race with Snowy coming out as victors.
Thursday saw a team of 10 Upper School boys attend the Kwik Cricket tournament at Mays Bounty. The sun shone on them for what was a glorious and fantastic day seeing the boys make it to the Quarter Finals, narrowly missing out on a semi final place by 3 runs. The highlight some might say, was when the boys split into 2 teams of 5 with Mr Sherman and a parent, who came to support, captaining the sides. Miss Miles was the bowler who we're sure we heard someone say was like Flintoff, or was that Flintstone?? It was a tight match which was won by a gallop (or a few fours and sixes in the cricketing world), unfortunately not by Mr Sherman's team.
Thursday was also our Queen's 90th birthday street party. The MUGA was transformed into an old style street party with all the tables and chairs lined up, bunting hung from the fence and music playing. The children (and Mrs Chillmaid) came out proudly wearing the crowns they had made either at home or at school and ate their picnic lunches at the tables. After they had eaten, they played 'english' games like cricket and football as well as party games. There was a competition for the best crown in each Year group with the judging being a tough one to call. Looking at all the children's faces as well as the Year 2's from the Infants that came to watch, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Phew, we'll need the summer holidays at this rate to recover from this half term if this week is anything to go by.