Tuesday dawned bright and sunny with a slight breeze, the perfect day for our Stockwood Park Sports Day. All of the children in Main School took part, travelling by coach to Stockwood Athletics Stadium in Luton, where they competed in distance races and sprints, field events, plus a rather special individual wheelchair event for one of our Hedgehog superstars who is not able to run just at the moment!
Our Year Four Sports Leaders did a wonderful job of helping and encouraging the youngest children, and there was a friendly competitive atmosphere as everyone set about striving to beat their times from last year and set new personal bests and records.
Back at school, there was an awards ceremony, where medals were awarded to the winners and runners up.
The team played well - following an initial loss of 1-0 against their first opponent, they fought back heroically to win the next three matches, scoring a total of eleven goals with none conceded. The result...? We came away winners of the tournament! A terrific effort and team spirit was shown throughout - well done team!
It's been Maths Week at Eaton Bray Academy this week. All the classes have enjoyed a variety of fun practical maths activities. Hedgehogs Class spent some time doing maths in their outdoor area, while Rabbits enjoyed "Crystal Maze" type challenges. Squirrels Class used their feet, and lots of colourful paint, to measure a metre, and Deer and Foxes classes made maths games to share with one another.
On Wednesday we were visited by "The Happy Puzzle Company", who devised games and challenges for children in Years Two to Six. The children took part in a coding box activity, where they had to work in teams to solve a series of problems, allowing them to open another box and work towards the solution.
Everyone in school was invited to enter a symmetry competition, where the children were challenged to create a piece of symmetrical art. There were some lovely piece of work produced, with lots of imagination and creative effort in evidence.
On Friday, to celebrate the end of Maths Week, the children enjoyed a dress up day. They were asked to dress as something related to numbers, or, because our children take part in Times Tables Rock Stars, as a rock star!
What a fun and colourful end to a super busy week. Have a wonderful half term holiday!